Lush fruit and lavish oak blend seamlessly in this generous red, showing flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and spice. Well-integrated tannins give structure without getting in the way. Drink now through 2008. 10,000 cases made. Best Values. From Spai —Thomas Matthews
Ripe and spicy, thick with cherry, orange peel, dusky spice and toasty flavors, mingling nicely as the flavors sail through the finish. Drink now through 2006. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
A delicate, lively wine with refreshing peach, guava and tropical fruit flavors accented by a touch of hazelnut and spice. Drink now. 220,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
Ripe and intense, with a refreshing burst of pomegranate, mineral, cherry and pine tones, with firm tannins and a lively structure. Debut vintage of this new blend. Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet and Pinot Noir. D —James Laube
A rich, stylish wine, with concentrated layers of ripe fig, apricot and honeysuckle, turning elegant and polished, with a long, rich finish. Drink now through 2006. 64,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
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