Looking for a good-drinking Aussie Shiraz without a cult-label price tag? Try this bottling. It's firm in texture and delivers pretty plum and berry flavors that persist on the fine-grained finish. Drinkable tonight through 2002. 9,000 cases made.
This California Chardonnay is a winner all around. It's firm and bright, offering a solid, snappy core of citrus and mineral along with pretty pear and apple flavors, all mingling on the long, zingy finish -- and the price is right. Drink now through 2006
This Aussie Chardonnay is from a winery relatively new to America. Fresh and pure, like biting into a crisp green apple, with overtones of lime, pineapple and spice that come into full bloom on the finish. Very nicely done. Approachable now, best from 200
From Washington, here's a pretty Chardonnay at a budget-minded price. Light in texture, it offers bright green apple and spice flavors that linger nicely on the balanced finish. Drink now through 2001. 71,385 cases made.
Have a yen for Zin? This one's very nice, and the price is right, too. It's rich and jammy-tasting, with harmonious plum, strawberry, spice and herb-laced flavors, finishing soft. Drink now through 2001. 55,000 cases made.
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