Here's a great buy. This California Syrah offers raisin, black cherry and game flavors, turning softly tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2003. 10,400 cases made. —James Laube
Light and fragrant, with pretty raspberry and blackberry flavors that echo lightly on the open finish. Drink now. 70,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Juicy style emphasizes citrusy, pineapple-centered fruit character on a lithe frame, and echoes pretty spices on the generous finish. Drink now through 2005. 1,800 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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
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