One of the few white Burgundies not made from Chardonnay, this Sauvignon is made near Chablis. It offers aromas and flavors of gooseberry and melon with a fresh, brisk palate. Firmly structured and focused, it tails off on the finish, but will make a tast —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a good introduction to Chile's Carmenère grape. Pretty plum and black cherry fruit, with some sweet vanilla, and a dash of the grape's peppery side. Medium-weight, fleshy finish. Nicely done. Drink now. 16,400 cases made. Best Values.
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Here's a bright and lively California Chardonnay that's easy on the wallet. This offers citrus and lemon-lime flavors that pick up ripe apple and pear shadings on the finish. Drink now through 2006. 600,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
From Chile comes this tasty, chunky Syrah, with blackberry and sweet toast flavors, and a briery finish. For hearty fall fare. Drink now through 2004. 12,000 cases made. Best Values.
For a complete look at the wines from Chile, don't miss our repor —James Molesworth
Owned by Nicolás Catena, this Argentinean winery produces solid values. This Malbec is ripe and juicy, with pretty spicecake, coffee and cocoa notes, and a healthy dose of blackberry fruit. Sweet, smoky finish. Very tasty. Drink now through 2004. 8,000 c —James Molesworth
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