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Ripe and intense, with a refreshing burst of pomegranate, mineral, cherry and pine tones, with firm tannins and a lively structure. Debut vintage of this new blend. Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet and Pinot Noir. D —James Laube
A rich, stylish wine, with concentrated layers of ripe fig, apricot and honeysuckle, turning elegant and polished, with a long, rich finish. Drink now through 2006. 64,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
A tremendous value. Complex, with intense spice, pear, citrus, baked apple and hazelnut flavors that are both concentrated and elegantly styled, finishing with a pretty burst of fruit. Drink now through 2007. 13,000 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Light, refined, nicely packed with red plum, raspberry and leather flavors -- a proper Grenache profile. Finish lingers gently. Drink now through 2005. 560,000 cases made. Best Values. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
An unfussy but altogether appealing Chardonnay with ripe tropical fruit aromas and creamy and balanced flavors of pineapple and lemon. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. From California. —James Laube
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