From a more obscure growing region north of Napa and east of Mendocino, there is some pear flavor on top of pronounced oak. Decent in the mouth with enough acidity to protect the fruit from oak overload. Lemony and light, with a lot of buttery, oaky, soft character. Tastes better at first and then loses steam.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.