What does Fernando Beteta look for in a wine?

I look for balance, wines that are not heavy in one category — alcohol or oak. I like wines with a lot of minerality and earthiness. You can taste a hundred wines, but the ones that will smell like the place are the ones that are going to stick with me the most, when they get that earthiness. And the yum factor: Once you taste them, if you enjoy them, that’s kind of how I pick my quality wines. I don’t really go for points or for what other critics do, I like what I like.

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