Chile's most popular winery continues to make a quality statement these days. This well-priced Merlot is smoky and ripe, with black currant and plum fruit, hints of herbs, cocoa and toast and a fleshy, mouthfilling finish. Feels like it has the stuffing t —James Molesworth
The 2002 Beaujolais vintage shows solid ripeness and genuine structure, so lovers of these light-and medium-bodied reds have a summer's worth of releases to look forward to. Grapey and floral, with silky black cherry and plum fruit and ripe, juicy texture —James Molesworth
This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is a great deal from a winery that can't miss these days. Nice lemon peel, floral and straw notes here, with good mouthfeel and a juicy finish. Drink now. 32,795 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Firm and focused, noble in structure, with minty blackberry and blueberry flavors that persist through the fine, dry finish. Drink now through 2008. 100,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —Harvey Steiman
Bright, vivid style features blackberry and black currant flavors that remain pointed and lively though the tight, fine-grained finish, weaving in hints of mineral, bay leaf and spice. Drink now through 2009. 33,000 cases made. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
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