When Wolf Blass was a teenager, he worked in his grandfather's vineyard in Germany, eventually moving to Australia to set up his own business in the early 1960s. This blend of two grapes is ripe and appealing for its generous berry, herb and spice flavors —Harvey Steiman
This affordable bottling of New Zealand's signature white is broad in texture and distinctive in flavor, with juicy passion fruit, apple and citrus flavors that linger effortlessly on the lively finish. Drink now. Inexpensive and should be easy to find. 1 —Harvey Steiman
Lindemans delivers with this soft and ripe Cabernet that's also soft on your pocketbook. Its pretty violet-tinged black currant and vanilla flavors echo nicely on the polished finish. Drink now through 2005.29,000 cases made.
Here's a deal in white Bordeaux. This version is made in a fruit-forward style, with plenty of apple, vanilla and pineapple aromas following through to a medium-bodied palate with a round mouthfeel and a fruity finish. Drink now.30,000 cases made. —James Suckling
Here's a value from Chile, made from a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A clean, jammy red in a fruit-driven style, with Zinfandel-like raspberry and blueberry flavors and the tangy acidity to hold it all together, this is a very tasty choice —James Molesworth
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