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This excellent value from California is brawny, with blueberry pie, cocoa and blackberry flavors. Chunky tannins and lavish toasty oak carry their intensity through the concentrated finish. Drink now through 2010. 75,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube
Pleasant apple and pear aromas and flavors, with medium body and good acidity. Toasty oak and vanilla aftertaste. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Suckling
This Chilean winery keeps cranking out the solid values, like this fresh mix of red and blackberry fruit, with ample vanilla and mocha notes. Hint of herb on the fleshy finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2004. 20,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Molesworth
Clean, crisp style. Bright, fresh and fruity, with pineapple, apple and apricot character. Medium-bodied, with good acidity and a long finish. Where are the oysters? One of the best values in Italian white. Drink now. 41,665 cases made. Best Values. —James Suckling
Check out this fine Tuscan value. Plenty of plum and strawberry character, with just a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2004. 150,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Suckling
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