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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
Bright and fruity with berry and cherry character with just a hint of strawberries. Medium- to full-bodied, with good acidity and tannins and a medium finish. Boroli makes very good Barberas. Drink now. 1,400 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Plush and dense, this white sports peach and citrus notes on an open, juicy structure. Moderate length keeps the peach element alive. Drink now through 2007. 5,000 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Very fruity, showing apricot and a hint of orange in an off-dry style. On the soft side and slightly viscous, yet balanced, with plenty of intensity and length. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
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