A fresh, flinty style, with rich lime, gooseberry, herb and mineral flavors that at points remind you of Sauvignon Blanc. A terrific value. Drink now. From California. 12,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
This Argentinean Malbec offers nice sweet fruit, with lots of black cherry, blackberry and mocha, with a round, easy texture. Ripe and very forward, this focuses on clean, modern fruit. Pure and delicious. Drink now through 2004. 55,000 cases made. Best —James Molesworth
Ebullient grape and blueberry flavors here, with lots of vanilla and sweet toast, too. Juicy and forward with an elegant finish, despite its rich, succulent fruit. Drink now through 2004. 9,000 cases imported. Best Values. —James Molesworth
The '02 German Rieslings provide an impressive follow-up to the amazing '01s. There's intensity and presence in this bottling, despite the light body, with peach, flower, citrus and stone aromas and flavors, backed by firm acidity. Well done. Drink now th —Bruce Sanderson
Always a solid value, the '02 Gascón Malbec is a winner. Dark cherry, plum and cassis fruit races along here, with plenty of chocolate and loam. Nice, rich, smoky finish shows grip, while the fruit lingers. Shows how strong the '02 vintage is. Drink now —James Suckling
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