Impeccable balance, richness and complexity, with tiers of spicy pear, floral, honey, vanilla and toasty oak and a long, persistent finish that echoes hazelnut and spice. Drink now through 2009. 26,500 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
Aromas of minerals and lemon rind follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with good fruit and a minerally finish. Real Pinot Grigio here. Drink now. 80,000 cases made. Best Values. From Italy. —James Suckling
Aromatic, offering floral, quince and ripe apple notes backed by a vibrant structure. It's almost glycerinlike in texture and beginning to show some maturity. Good, lingering finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. Best Values. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
Very good, with pineapple, light almond and mango character. Medium body, good acidity and a medium to long finish. I like it. Drink now. 14,500 cases made. Best Values. From Italy. —James Suckling
A lively and juicy red, with cranberry, cherry vanilla and spicy anise. It has only moderate complexity but the flavors are soft and supple. Drink now. 6,800 cases made. Best Values. From California.
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