Ysios is the wavy-roofed, Calatrava-designed winery that graces all those postcards from Rioja. But over the years this Pernod Ricard property has struggled with consistency. Nevertheless, the 2004 is probably the best wine to date from Ysios; it offers creamy but fresh berry aromas backed by cherry, raspberry and plum flavors. With mocha and chocolate on the finish, it has a bit of everything that we're looking for. Just shy of the 90-point range, but like we said, it's Ysios' best wine so far.
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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.