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Tasty, with plump peach and melon fruit flavors backed by a firm almond note. Hint of smoke on the finish. Drink now. 4,225 cases made. From the Rhône, France. —James Molesworth
Tight, minerally style, with apple, pear and flint notes that run through a fresh, clean finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Pretty aromas of apples and light custard follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with good acidity and a clean, fresh aftertaste. Drink now. 11,500 cases made. From Italy. —James Suckling
Ripe and broad-shouldered, a potent wine with excellent depth to the extracted blueberry, raisin and white pepper flavors. Almost viscous fruit texture folds into chewy, solid tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 13,100 cases made. From Californ —James Laube
Direct, modern style with solid blackberry and boysenberry fruit framed authoritatively by chocolaty toast. Plush and forward, with the toast holding sway in the end. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
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