Wilridge is becoming a perennial best-bet Merlot out of Washington. This is a deep, aromatic wine, with hints of rose petals, herbs and allspice. Highlights are the fine tannins, blackberry fruit and the shapely body and finish. Lush enough, but plenty of backbone, too. What Merlot should be.
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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.