A pure cherry note picks up a hint of plum and licorice in this rich, supple red. Balanced on the soft side, with light tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 600 cases made. From Burgundy, France. —Bruce Sanderson
Exotic aromas and flavors of dates, flowers and a hint of black treacle. Medium-bodied, with a fruity palate, turning firm on the finish. Needs food. Drink now. 1,100 cases made. From Abruzzi, Italy. —James Suckling
Supple, with very good intensity to black cherry, beef and currant flavors. Lively structure folds together with fruit, earth tones and cedary oak on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 4,486 cases made. From California. —James Laube
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