Bright and flavorful, a jazzy red with pretty cherry and currant flavors shaded with spicy tones. Fine tannins don't get in the way. Drink now through 2002. 6,000 cases made.
This rich and softly textured California white offers distinctive nut, apple, grapefruit, pear and spicy floral flavors that linger enticingly on the focused finish. A solid value at this price and score. Drink now through 2002. 28,350 cases made.
While Portugal is known primarily for making Port, the country also makes table wines. This red from the Douro region (perhaps the best source for dry Portuguese wines) has more finesse than most Portuguese dry reds. Very fresh, showing black currant and
Subtle, tight and flinty in character, with a well-focused range of mouthwatering green apple flavors that finish crisp and refreshing. Ready now, it makes a nice summertime quaff, and the modest price invites you to imbibe freely. 40,000 cases made.
Here's another value-oriented bottling of California's best-known white varietal. Delicate, with pleasant, crisp apple and pear flavors and a firm, refreshing finish, this is a lovely bottle of Chardonnay at a more than reasonable price. Drink now. 150,00
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