A ripe, juicy style, with pretty scents of ripe apple, nectarine, tangerine and light cedary oak. Sleek and delicately balanced, it finishes with a grassy aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 5,500 cases made. Best Values. From California. —James Laube
Pleasant, with pear and pepper flavors that persist nicely on a harmonious finish. Drink now. 795,000 cases imported. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
Strongly perfumy, with a floral kick to the citrus and herb flavors. Drink now. 22,800 cases made. Best Values. From Washington. —Harvey Steiman
Tangy, with fine focus and depth to lemon, hay, fig and anise tones, finishing with tart citrus character. Drink now through 2005. 20,800 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Dark and brambly for a Merlot, with blackberry and currant fruit, cocoa and spice notes, and a muscular, briery finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2005. 14,000 cases made. Best Values. From Argentina. —James Molesworth
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