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
This California white is made from an uncommon blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Sémillon and others. Lots of fun, rich and gooey, with fresh fennel, papaya, tangerine and melon flavors that are refreshing, not cloying. Drink now through 2002. 4,00 —James Laube
Here—s a very good California Chardonnay at an easygoing price. Clean and ripe, with tasty pear and mineral flavors, turning pretty on the finish. Drink now through 2004. 6,800 cases made. —James Laube
This Verdicchio from Italy—s Marches region is an aromatic and lively white, with aromas of flowers and honey plus hints of melon. Medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and a crisp finish. Drink now. 42,000 cases made. —James Suckling
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