Aromatic, offering floral, quince and ripe apple notes backed by a vibrant structure. It's almost glycerinlike in texture and beginning to show some maturity. Good, lingering finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. Best Values. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
Very good, with pineapple, light almond and mango character. Medium body, good acidity and a medium to long finish. I like it. Drink now. 14,500 cases made. Best Values. From Italy. —James Suckling
A lively and juicy red, with cranberry, cherry vanilla and spicy anise. It has only moderate complexity but the flavors are soft and supple. Drink now. 6,800 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Ripe, with concentrated black cherry, chocolate and pomegranate tones. Impressive fruit intensity folds into toasty oak and supple structure on the fine finish. Drink now through 2007. 100,000 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Firm, even chewy, on the lean side, with dark berry and cherry flavors that linger. Drink now through 2007. 493,700 cases made. Best Values. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
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