Clean and tangy, with green apple and fig notes, and fresh acidity on the finish. Drink now. 16,000 cases made. Best Values. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
This small-scale red offers pretty cherry and berry fruit flavors with accents of spice and vanilla. It's firm, but silky, balanced and clean. Drink now through 2006. 55,000 cases made. Best Values. From Spain. —Thomas Matthews
Here's a rare value in Pinot Noir -- and from Chile to boot. Solid varietal character, with pretty red and black cherry fruit mingling with sweet earth, elegant toast and mineral hints. Clean and ripe. A nice surprise for this grape from Chile. Drink now. —James Molesworth
Vivid color, with lots of racy plum, blackberry and currant fruit, along with sweet toast, bittersweet chocolate and spice notes. Nice richness here, but it's accessible now. Very tasty. Drink now through 2005. 500 cases imported. From Argentina. —James Molesworth
Vibrant, with cassis, black cherry and pomegranate flavors. Floral and spice undertones offset the firm acid, and tannins grip on the tangy finish. Drink now through 2008. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. From California.
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