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.?Email:?email@example.com.
A gamy, slightly stemmy and rubbery style of Bonarda that reflects the variety, Mendoza's terroir and the vineyard. Which doesn't mean that it's great; far from it, the wine is good but stemmy, with green-ish notes and reedy accents infiltrating the red-fruit flavors that control the palate. Solid and structured, but still it leaves something to be desired.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER