Ripe and generous, a bright mouthful of lemon-scented pear and kiwi flavors shaded with just enough buttery oak to make it feel rich. Drink now through 2008. 285,000 cases made. Best Values. From Washington. —Harvey Steiman
Bright, juicy and tangy with orange- and tangerine-scented apricot, lemon custard and mineral flavors, with a soft, generous finish. Drink now through 2007. 18,000 cases made. Best Values. From Washington. —Harvey Steiman
Solid plum and brier flavors, with blackberry, chocolate and bacony toast as well. Fruit gives another juicy appearance on the finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2005. 15,000 cases imported. Best Values. From France. —James Molesworth
Smooth and creamy, with enough acidity to prop up the citrus, ripe pear, nutmeg and spicy nuances, finishing with a pretty floral edge. Drink now. 150,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
Focused, with a formidable swath of ripe green apple, peach, hay and grapefruit flavors that unfold through a tart, generous finish. Drink now through 2005. 4,300 cases made. Smart Buys. From California.
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