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An appley white with some mineral and dried fruit character. Medium body, light finish. This is a wine that Lageder buys from producers in northeastern Italy. Good value. Drink now. 35,000 cases made. From northeast Italy. —James Suckling
Very pretty aromas of flowers and fruit follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with juicy acidity and a long flavorful finish. Very good indeed for this producer. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Lots of toast up front, with brier, graphite and blackberry fruit behind. Slightly grainy feel on the finish, but solid for the vintage. Drink now. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Good fig, pear and apple fruit here, with notes of toast and butter as well. A mineral hint on the finish keeps it honest. Drink now. 54,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Bold, rich and complex, with raisin, prune, wild berry and cola flavors that are supported by big, rich tannins. Finishes with an intense aftertaste. Drink now through 2005. 95,000 cases made. From California. —James Laube
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