This South African Chenin Blanc (Steen is a synonym for the grape) offers nice, refreshing peach, tangerine and floral flavors, with a clean, crisp finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Really fine fruit here. This drinks like a Mosel Riesling, with fig and lime flavors that ripple along crunchy acidity, supported by a distinct slate note. Admirable concentration, with fine cut on the finish. Should age nicely. Drink now through 2006. 2, —James Molesworth
This Chilean Sauvignon is quite refined, as the sweet pea, chive, lime, mineral and floral notes run along a creamy, yet lively palate. Very pretty finish. Drink now. 17,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Ripe, lip-smacking acidity helps keep the plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit bouncing along here, with tasty mocha and spice notes as well. Subtle toast, so the fruit really shines. A delicious, forward style with textbook flavors. Drink now through 2 —James Molesworth
Rich yet racy, with lemon peel, straw, chamomile, smoke and mineral notes on a live-wire palate. Long, stony finish. Well done. Drink now. 6,500 cases imported. Best Values. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
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