From the northeast of Italy comes this clean and fruity Pinot Grigio, with lemony, apple and lemon rind character. Medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and a round-textured finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. Best Buy. —James Suckling
The rich texture and apple and loam flavors get support from tangy acidity in this tasty blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner. It picks up a spicy note on the finish. Drink now. Best Buy.
The '99 vintage was a fine one in Chile, where normally good to very good wines excelled. The '99 Casa Concha Merlot displays the ripeness of the vintage, and despite the blast of toast, there's solid plum and blackberry fruit here. Shows a hint of the gr —James Molesworth
Floral, citrus and peach notes grace this gentle, balanced white, whose subtlety belies an underlying persistence, ending in a long, languid finish. Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. A great deal from the famous French region. —Bruce Sanderson
It should be easy to find some of this Sauvignon Blanc. It's bright and bracing, with lemon, earth and grass tones that will come alive with food. A very good white from a reliable producer. Drink now. 90,000 cases made. Best Buy.