From Italy's Veneto region comes this balanced and juicy Merlot, with chocolate, berry and cappuccino aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A beauty -- and a bargain. Drink now through 2007. 8,000 cases made. —James Suckling
From Chile comes this juicy cassis and black cherry flavored red. Has a healthy dose of toast on the finish. A solid, medium-weight Cabernet blend that's a no-brainer at this value price. Drink now through 2003. 40,000 cases made. Best Buy.
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From Sardinia comes this fresh and fruity white, made from the Nuragus di Cagliari grape. With its grapefruit and dried apple aromas and flavors, this value is medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and a long, fruity aftertaste. Drink now. 12,500 cases made. —James Suckling
Here's another nicely done, well-priced Chilean Cabernet. Molina is located in Chile's Curicó valley. Elegant, with subtle currant flavor, notes of mineral and cedar and a focused finish. Drink now through 2003. 12,000 cases made. Best Buy.
For a —James Molesworth
While Chile offers a new wave of high-end reds, it continues to churn out solid values that should not be overlooked. From one of the country's best-known wineries comes this $8 winner. Currant and blackberry shine through this Cabernet, with brier and to —James Molesworth
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