As if 2001 wasn't good enough, Germany followed it up with another stellar harvest in 2002. The wines are just being released now, and for a sample, track down this racy QbA that is packed with slate aroma and flavor and a lime accent. Not as concentrated —Bruce Sanderson
This value-priced offering from Spain is just the ticket to stock up on for winter. Made from 100 percent Tempranillo, it's a plush red, rich with chocolate and black cherry flavors, thick and almost sweet on the palate, with ripe, well-integrated tannins —Thomas Matthews
South Africa's burgeoning white wine portfolio is augmented by Chenin Blanc, a grape which rarely gets serious treatment outside of France's Loire Valley. This version offers nice taut nectarine, peach and spice flavors, with a bracing edge that runs righ —James Molesworth
This Chilean winery is quickly becoming one of the country's best, with a solid range of pure, fruit-driven reds. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a bright, open, easy style, with lots of red cherry and red currant fruit, and a hint of herbs on the fini —James Molesworth
Here's a fine value from Spain, made from a blend of Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Rich, offering ripe plum, coffee, chocolate and mineral flavors in a well-integrated package. Thick, with firm, round tannins, traditional fl —Thomas Matthews
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