This Loire white offers a rare explosiveness for the Melon grape, with concentrated lemon peel, grapefruit, honeysuckle, mineral and brine notes. The racy acidity carries it effortlessly, while a second wave of fruit emerges on the finish. Hard for Muscad —James Molesworth
Bursting with tropical fruit and lime flavors, here's a joyful New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that packages its passion fruit, guava and citrus character in a smooth, impeccably balanced frame. Drink now. 70,000 cases imported. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
If you want California Chardonnay but don't want to pay lofty prices, try this version. It offers pretty, ripe pear, cantaloupe and honeydew melon flavors and a juicy edge of lime. Drink now. 200,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
For fans of a leaner style; this expresses some pear fruit, but more so pippin apple, lime and mineral, with a crisp finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
This Chilean winery has quietly built a solid track record of performance with Old World-styled Cabernets and Merlots. This bottling offers nice black currant, mineral, loam and spice notes, with good focus, and taut tannins on the finish. Claret style, a —James Molesworth
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