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Smooth, round and spicy, showing a barrel-fermented character around lively, juicy pineapple and lime flavors. Drink now through 2005. 6,000 cases made. From New Zealand. —Harvey Steiman
Ripe in flavor, elegant in structure, lots of oak but it pulls itself into balance with juicy nectarine, pear and lime flavors that persist on the lively finish. Drink now through 2007. 7,000 cases made. New Zealand. —Harvey Steiman
Solid blackberry and currant fruit here, with a loamy edge as well. Picks up some herbal hints on the finish, but stays gusty. Drink now through 2005. 10,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Ripe blackberry and bing cherry flavors verge on confiture, thick and sweet on the palate, with vanilla notes, fresh acidity to balance and just enough tannins for grip. Drink now. 2,000 cases made. From Spain. —Thomas Matthews
Delicate red, very Pinot-like, with red plum, red cherry and blueberry flavors, and tea, spice and smoke notes. Balanced and well-structured, with a burnished finish of cardamom and sandalwood. Drink now. 500 cases imported. From France. —Kim Marcus
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