The 2000 vintage was exceptionally good in Beaujolais, and Georges Duboeuf has just released some additional cuvées that are terrific value. Scrumptious blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with lush toast and elegant spice shadings on the juicy finish. C —James Molesworth
From Argentina comes this solid Chardonnay value. Good juicy pear and fig flavors, with elegant toast and spice coming in on the finish. Medium-weight. Nicely done. Drink now. 3,200 cases made. —James Molesworth
From an Australian winery synonymous with value comes yet another tasty, well-priced red. Soft and generous, a pleasant mouthful of blackberry, cherry and aniseed flavors, which reverberate nicely on the polished finish. Drink now. 1,000,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Looking for something to go with seafood? Try this fine Muscadet. This has substance and a vinous quality, along with apple, lemon and mineral flavors. Good stony finish. Drink now. Best Buy.
For a complete look at the past year's releases from the —Bruce Sanderson
Washington keeps turning out value-priced offerings in ample case quantities. This Sauvignon is ripe, round and effusively fruity, a nice mouthful of peach and tangy lemon flavors, reverberating nicely on the finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. Best Buy —Harvey Steiman
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