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
Here's a very good California Chardonnay at a great price. A mouthful of vanilla and lush tropical flavors that really persist on the finish, turning lemony. Drink now through 2004. 22,000 cases made. —James Laube
In the mood for something different? This California dessert wine is spritzy, with clean, refreshing orange, nectarine and tangerine flavors, turning elegant and fragrant. Drink now through 2004. 6,508 cases made. —James Laube
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