Duboeuf has a solid lineup of wines in the strong '02 vintage. Violet, blackberry and boysenberry aromas and flavors unfurl in this silky, lush Fleurie, with extra notes of spice, toast, vanilla and minerals. Fruit echoes on the long, pure finish. Really, —James Molesworth
Here's an Aussie Shiraz at a drink-me price. Light, bright and sturdy, with pretty blackberry and cherry flavors that echo nicely on the open finish. Drink now. 80,000 cases made. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
This value-priced red from Chile offers good black cherry, plum and vanilla flavors in a fleshy, medium-weight package, with a round, smoky finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Here's another dry red from the Douro that offers nice concentration and intensity to a full-bodied palate, with an alluring aroma of roasted meat and spice. Rich blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors are deftly balanced and linger on the finish. Drink —Kim Marcus
This Chilean Chardonnay is made in a leaner, flinty style, with green apple, mineral and citrus notes carried by ripe acidity. Will blossom with food. Drink now. 14,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
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