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
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
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