Known for Pinot Noir, Oregon is also doing well with Burgundy's 'other' varietal -- Chardonnay. Ripe and complex, with hazelnut and tobacco overtones to the citrusy peach notes, finishing with a nice touch of spice as the flavors resonate nicely. Drink no —Harvey Steiman
Here an inexpensive California Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy, with bright fig, melon and citrus flavors framed by bracing acidity through the finish. Drink now. 26,000 cases made. —James Laube
Very dark profile for a Barbera, with roasted coffee bean and plum aromas followed by blackberry flavors. Ambitious and interesting, though lacking a little definition. Drink now. 45,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
This Aussie Chardonnay from a winery that's no stranger to American consumers is straightforward, nicely balanced, appealing for its ripe melon and apple flavors, which echo nicely on the round finish. Drink now. 180,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Though Dunnigan Hills of Yolo County is perhaps not as glamorous as other regions in California, R.H. Phillips has shown that it is capable of producing tasty wine. This Sauvignon Blanc is in the New Zealand style, with racy apple, celery salt and tangy p —James Laube
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