From Washington comes this wallet-friendly Chardonnay, rich, round and spicy, with enticing nutmeg and pepper overtones to the core of pear and caramel flavors. Drink now through 2003. 8,800 cases made.
Ripe and generous, this distinctive Australian Semillon has grapefruit and tobacco overtones to its tasty pear and pineapple character. Makes lively drinking at an appealing price. Tempting now, best after 2001. 10,000 cases made.
Check out the deal on this elegant Pinot Noir from Oregon. Light in color and aroma, it opens into pleasant spicy strawberry and tobacco flavors that emerge smoothly and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2002. 16,000 cases made.
Smooth and ripe, this is a generous mouthful of Chardonnay, its pear, citrus and guava flavors picking up a hint of barrel spice on the polished finish. A winner for both quality and value. Drink now through 2002. 18,000 cases made.
From the rarely seen (outside of Spain) Viura grape, comes this white Rioja. Floral and vanilla notes give this wine an appealing hint of sweetness and a pillowy-soft texture, though there's enough citrusy acidity to keep it balanced. A nice aperitif. Dri
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