Crisp and bright, with juicy blackberry and cherry flavors that keep glowing on the nicely balanced finish. Tannins are not intrusive. Drink now through 2003. 6,963 cases made.
Here's a solid, value-oriented bottling from Chile. A voluptuous red, with ripe fruit and lavish oak. The rich flavors range from plum to prune, chocolate to coffee, backed by firm, ripe tannins and echoing on a long, minty finish. Drink now through 2003.
From Argentina comes another solid Malbec, a grape not usually seen on its own elsewhere. This is a full-bodied red, with a mix of cherry, plum, leather and cassis flavors. Notes of coffee, leather and spice add richness to the finish. Drink now. 11,570 c
Pinotage, made from a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is South Africa's 'native' grape. This version, from one of the region's large cooperatives, offers excellent value. Generous fruit flavors and a rich texture make this easy to swallow. It has ripe c
Fruity and generous, juicy, with green apple, melon and mineral flavors that finish soft and gentle. Drink now. 21,000 cases made.
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