This Chardonnay delivers with very good quality, despite the enormous quantity made, There's lots to admire in this ripe, elegant pear, apple and honeyed wine. Picks up light toasty oak on the finish. An excellent value. Drink now through 2004. 800,000 ca —James Laube
Crisp and flavorful, a juicy mouthful of lemon, cream and guava flavors that persist nicely on the focused finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. Best Buy.
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Guided by winemaker Oscar Biondolillo, this winery has established a solid track record for value. This Malbec is lively, with medium-weight brier and blackberry flavors augmented by tasty, sweet toast. Nice bit of muscle on the finish. Drink now through —James Molesworth
Here's another solid value from Italy's Campania region. Squeaky clean, with lovely aromas of lemon rind, biscuit and blanched almond. Medium- to full-bodied, with good acidity and a clean, fruity finish. Drink now. 4,300 cases made. —James Suckling
This Cabernet blend is a bit mature, with raisin and coffee notes and claretlike vanilla bean and cedar on the streamlined finish. Has interest and grows on you. Drink now through 2003. 100,000 cases made. Best Buy.
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