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
From Veneto comes this white. Wonderful aromas of melon, lavender, honey and light straw. Medium-bodied, with lots of good fruit and a medium, green apple aftertaste. Inama reliably makes good Soave. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Suckling
Hard to beat the value this solid Muscadet offers, with a lovely array of lime, honeysuckle, citrus peel and brine notes. Long, pure, steely finish is really, really nice. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Smooth and polished Shiraz, generous with its plum and berry flavors, finishing dark and appealing. Drink now through 2004. 290,000 cases made. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
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