Pleasant, with pear and pepper flavors that persist nicely on a harmonious finish. Drink now. 795,000 cases imported. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
Strongly perfumy, with a floral kick to the citrus and herb flavors. Drink now. 22,800 cases made. Best Values. From Washington. —Harvey Steiman
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
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