Here's another tasty Pinot Grigio from the northeast of Italy. It has attractive aromas of cream, apples and pears following through to a medium-bodied palate, with good fruit and a light honey aftertaste. Super value. Drink now. 42,000 cases made. Best —James Suckling
One of the few white Burgundies not made from Chardonnay, this Sauvignon is made near Chablis. It offers aromas and flavors of gooseberry and melon with a fresh, brisk palate. Firmly structured and focused, it tails off on the finish, but will make a tast —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a good introduction to Chile's Carmenère grape. Pretty plum and black cherry fruit, with some sweet vanilla, and a dash of the grape's peppery side. Medium-weight, fleshy finish. Nicely done. Drink now. 16,400 cases made. Best Values.
Here's a bright and lively California Chardonnay that's easy on the wallet. This offers citrus and lemon-lime flavors that pick up ripe apple and pear shadings on the finish. Drink now through 2006. 600,000 cases made. Best Values. —James Laube