This young white is supple and ripe, appealing for its distinctive apricot, pear and gentle spice flavors that remain fresh and harmonious through the engaging finish. Oregon's top-scoring Chardonnay from the vintage. Drink now through 2003. 3,393 cases m —Harvey Steiman
Out of South Africa comes this delicious Chardonnay at a good price. Vibrant, concentrated and integrated, its apple, pear and fig flavors take center stage while vanilla and nutmeg play supporting roles. Long, refreshing finish. Drink now through 2001. 6 —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a nicely crisp Sauvignon Blanc at an easy-to-swallow price, showing flinty notes wrapped around herbal flavors with a refreshing citrus edge. Drink now. 17,200 cases made. —James Laube
A bright and zingy style, this Washington white is lively on the palate, with citrus, mineral and pear flavors. Finishes with a nice lime bite that lingers on the racy finish. Drink now through 2003. 14,332 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Seriously good Primitivo -- California Zinfandel, watch out. This Italian red is dark ruby in color, with aromas of bright berry, raspberry and mint. Medium- to full-bodied, with polished tannins and a fruity, vanilla aftertaste. Worth every penny and the —James Suckling
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