Here's a great buy on a favorite variety. Bright, open and beguiling for its gorgeous nectarine, pineapple and cream flavors, all of which linger effortlessly on the airy, elegant finish. Drink now through 2004. Should be easy to find some of the 25,000 c —Harvey Steiman
This Petite Sirah (no relation to the Syrah grape) from Bogle is a very nice red, concentrated and ripe, with chunky flavors of dried blueberry, black cherry, raspberry and pepper. A lot of wine for the money, and availability should be good. Drink now th
At their best, South African Sauvignons can give New Zealand a real run for their money. This one from Brampton is rich and tropical in style, with fig and kiwi notes, and a lush, herb- and mineral-tinged finish. This will have lots of fans, especially at —James Molesworth
This Portuguese red is made from a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesca and Touriga Nacional. It's a hearty wine at a heartwarming price, with red plum and dried currant flavors on a firm structure, and grapey elements that chime in on the finish. Drin —Kim Marcus
Sauvignon Blanc lovers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to New Zealand. This bottling from Geisen is bright and jazzy, with lovely peach and apple flavors, shaded with zingy passion fruit and lime notes, all lingering nicely on the finish. Pr —Harvey Steiman
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