Strong vanilla aromas follow through on the palate, joined by crisp citrus and mineral notes to create a vibrant, balanced white that will make a lively match with fusion flavors. This Chilean wine is from a new joint venture between Australia's Mildara B
This Chenin Blanc is quite fragrant, with floral and peach notes at the fore. A lovely white from California, it serves up attractive tangy acidity and citrus flavors to balance its fruity character, with an attractive price to balance your wine budget. K
Pretty cassis, blackberry, tar, herb and smoke flavors highlight this Napa Cabernet with an un-Napalike price. There's lots of oak too, and tannic strength, so give this bargain some time to smooth out. Best from 2001 through 2006. 5,200 cases made.
This white-grape sparkler from France is a fine value. Smooth and subtle in style, it displays good richness and nice fruit flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now.
Apple, lemon and a hint of earth are the flavors in this light-bodied, focused sparkling wine from Italy. With an intriguing nutty aftertaste, it leaves the palate refreshed, at a refreshing price. Drink now.
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