Here's a seriously good Barbera, and a great value, too. Balanced and pretty, it's an aromatic red, with citrus and plum character. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a succulent, fruity aftertaste. Drink now through 2003. 30,000 cases made. —James Suckling
A fresh and fruity rendition of Australia's signature grape, at a painless price, this quaffable Shiraz serves up appealing blackberry and blueberry flavors on a supple frame. Drink now. 100,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Ripe, round and velvety Shiraz, with spice, pepper and bay leaf notes weaving through the rich blueberry and plum flavors that last impressively on the rich finish. Best $10 red from Australia since the early days of Rosemount's Diamond Label. Drink now t —Harvey Steiman
Made from the Tannat grape, the southwest French appellation of Madiran offers big, muscular reds. Medium-bodied, with plum, cranberry and tobacco aromas and flavors, and mineral notes on the finish, this co-op wine offers enjoyable drinking at an everyda —Kim Marcus
Here's a seriously good rosé that would be perfect to start off that big Thanksgiving meal with. Even tannic and rich, like a red, with plenty of character, it's clean and balanced. A rare gem in the wine world, where blush wines are often nondescript. M —Per-Henrik Mansson
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