Wonderfully aromatic Riesling, its glorious noseful of apricot and floral notes segueing into off-dry flavors that center around lime and apple, with mineral and peppery-floral overtones. Tempting now, but should develop more depth and texture with age. B —Harvey Steiman
This young Aussie Chardonnay is ripe in flavor, with apricot, pear and citrus flavors mingling appealingly on a soft structure. You'll have to go a long way to find a better deal than this. Drink now. 79,355 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
This California Sauvignon Blanc has fig, anise, grass and citrus flavors that are tied together by tangy acidity. Easy to find and sold for a price that's easy to swallow. Drink now through 2003. 147,000 cases made. —James Laube
This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for summer sipping. Light, bright and appealing for its lime and mineral aromas and flavors, finishing with racy acidity. An excellent wine that's easy on the wallet. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a well-priced and easy-to-find Aussie red. Soft and appealing Shiraz, with spicy, floral blackberry and black cherry flavors, which echo nicely on the gentle finish. Drink now. 65,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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