This value-priced line from Chile's most recognizable winery is very solid. This version is moderate in scale but has lovely purity, with cassis, red currant and vanilla flavors, fresh acidity and round, supple tannins. Easy on the toast, too. Nicely done —James Molesworth
From France's southwest comes this wine, made primarily from the Malbec grape. It's a concentrated red, with delicious red plum, raspberry and currant flavors, overlaid with a layer of spice notes. Good intensity to the tight, tannic finish. Drink now thr —Kim Marcus
This Argentinean winery is owned by the Chilean Santa Rita winery, and it is putting out some very fine value-priced wines. Herb and fur aromas sit atop plum, blackberry and mocha flavors, with a fleshy finish. A bit chunky and rustic, but solid. Drink no —James Molesworth
From Argentina, winemaker Estela Perinetti has fashioned this pure and driven red, with raspberry and blackberry confiture aroma and flavor, as well as lush plum, dark chocolate and Christmas pudding notes. Thick but lithe, with plenty of fruit to spare. —James Molesworth
From Chile comes this elegant red, with cassis, black cherry and currant fruit, subtle vanilla and toast shadings and slightly firm but fine tannins. Not a powerhouse like previous vintages of this wine, but a balanced effort in a lighter vintage. Drink n —James Molesworth
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