Tangy, with fine focus and depth to lemon, hay, fig and anise tones, finishing with tart citrus character. Drink now through 2005. 20,800 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Dark and brambly for a Merlot, with blackberry and currant fruit, cocoa and spice notes, and a muscular, briery finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2005. 14,000 cases made. Best Values. From Argentina. —James Molesworth
A tasty wine, with modest complexity and luscious and spicy peach, melon and tropical fruit. Blend of grapes from Washington and Germany. Drink now. 32,128 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
Lush fruit and lavish oak blend seamlessly in this generous red, showing flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and spice. Well-integrated tannins give structure without getting in the way. Drink now through 2008. 10,000 cases made. Best Values. From Spai —Thomas Matthews
Ripe and spicy, thick with cherry, orange peel, dusky spice and toasty flavors, mingling nicely as the flavors sail through the finish. Drink now through 2006. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
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