Chenin Blanc can offer some real interest when it's made earnestly (it often goes to jug wine production in South Africa). This version from winemaker Jeff Grier has a nice mouthfeel, along with medium-weight peach, lemon and chamomile notes and a round, —James Molesworth
No-nonsense, good-value white from Italy's Puglia region, made from a blend of Greco and Malvasia. Its lovely aromas of flowers, honey and fresh limes follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fresh acidity and a clean, fruity finish. Drink now. 25,0 —James Suckling
Agustin Huneeus of California's Franciscan Estates is slowly but surely putting his Chilean venture on the map. This tasty Cab comes at a great price, as it delivers tasty brier and cassis, with a medium-weight, fleshy finish. Very appealing. Drink now th —James Molesworth
While Primitivo is no longer considered the same as Zinfandel, don't forget about it just yet. From Italy's Puglia region comes this well-priced offering. Clean and grapey, with hints of plums and raisins, this Italian red is medium-bodied, with soft tann —James Suckling
Owned by Nicolás Catena, this Argentinean winery cranks out terrific value. Tasty red and black cherry flavors pick up touches of toast and worn saddle leather. Good grip on the finish. Nicely done. Drink now. 2,500 cases made.
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