This steely, racy Sauvignon Blanc scores points for New Zealand for both quality and price, emphasizing sleek mineral and apple flavors on a zingy frame, echoing fruit on the finish. Drink now. 40,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Down Under delivers with this fruity red at a no-quibble price. Focused and tasty, with lots of ripe raspberry flavors and toasty vanilla notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2002. 30,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Firm and chewy, with a layer of surprisingly substantial tannins around a nice core of blackberry, currant and peppery flavors, this good value red from Australia's high-profile producer will be best after 2002. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 66,075 —Harvey Steiman
Can't beat the price-score combo offered by this bright and flavorful red -- a charming mouthful of currant, plum and distinctly minty aromas and flavors that linger effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 30,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a great deal on Australia's favorite red variety. This very good version is nicely spicy, with ripe, round raspberry notes and an herbal twist on the finish. Drink now. 40,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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