What a deal, from a habitual Best Buy producer. It's soft in texture, oozing with tropical fruit flavors -- mango, passion fruit and pineapple. Refreshing acidity keeps the balance. Drink now through 2002. 6,500 cases made. —James Laube
The best Argentinean Chardonnay in our current report, and quite affordable as well. It's broad-shouldered in frame, with waxy, toasty aromas and a soft, plush texture carrying the ripe apple and hazelnut flavors through the lengthy, stylish finish. Drink —Kim Marcus
A plush, well-sculpted Merlot from a reputable and value-conscious Chilean winery, this features fairly intense flavors of red plum and currant and well-integrated, dark spice notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2002. 12,000 cases imported. —Kim Marcus
Here—s a solid Pinot Grigio at a nice price, coming from northeast Italy. Lots of apple, cream and almond add character to this lovely, medium-bodied white, along with a caressing texture and a fruity finish. Quite a nice ensemble for such a low price. —James Suckling
There—s more to Italy than just Chianti and Barolo. From the Northeast region come many solid white wines, including this well-priced Pinot Grigio. Beautiful freshness of mineral, honey and apple. Medium-bodied, with lively acidity and a long mineral fi —James Suckling
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