This soft Chilean Cabernet offers plenty of straightforward cherry and berry flavor, with notes of sweet vanilla and just enough tannin for grip. It's juicy and quaffable. Drink now through 2002. Easy to find, with 800,000 cases made.
From one of California's lesser-known areas comes this solid but inexpensive Chardonnay. Elegant and refreshing, with supple lemon, spicy pear and fig notes. Drink now. 7,000 cases made.
From Chile comes this polished and rich Merlot. Bright, deep flavors of plum, chocolate and mint give this red concentration and length. It's well structured, with firm tannins and good balance. Drink now through 2003.
From the Gallo family of wines comes the Turning Leaf label. Their latest Chardonnay release offers up solid value for little expense. Nutty and creamy, with an earthy quality to the pear and apple flavors. Soft, smooth and slightly sweet, but quite tasty
Some people just can't get enough tasty Chardonnay. Here's a very good one from California that is nice and inexpensive. Clean and lively, with a core of citrus and tart pear flavors that are crisp and tangy. Drink now.
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