This tasty California Chardonnay is wallet-friendly too, with vanilla, butter, ripe pear and coconut flavors with good concentration and length. Drink now through 2001. 32,000 cases made. —James Laube
A great value for Syrah lovers, this young red delivers spicy black cherry and pepper notes mingled with pleasant earthy flavors and soft tannins. Drink now through 2004. 5,500 cases made. —James Laube
A nice all-around California Chardonnay at an attractive price, this is medium in weight, with a core of earthy pear, fig and apple, finishing with tasteful light oak and a creamy note. Drink now. 500,000 cases made. —James Laube
Looking for a deal on Chardonnay? This one's pleasantly balanced, with a pretty core of ripe pear, apple and vanilla flavors, finishing with touches of citrus, lemon peel and light oak. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. —James Laube
Bright and easygoing, with grapefruit and melon flavors, lingering with refreshment. Drink now. 2,800 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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