Nice, bright raspberry and black cherry flavors stay juicy on the smoky finish in this Chilean Merlot. Medium-weight and fresh. Drink now. 15,400 cases made. —James Molesworth
This inexpensive California Sauvignon Blanc is soft and complex, with spicy anise, citrus and creamy pear notes lingering on the finish. Hard to beat at this price, and should be easy to find. Drink now. 30,000 cases made. —James Laube
Known for Pinot Noir, Oregon is also doing well with Burgundy's 'other' varietal -- Chardonnay. Ripe and complex, with hazelnut and tobacco overtones to the citrusy peach notes, finishing with a nice touch of spice as the flavors resonate nicely. Drink no —Harvey Steiman
Here an inexpensive California Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy, with bright fig, melon and citrus flavors framed by bracing acidity through the finish. Drink now. 26,000 cases made. —James Laube
Very dark profile for a Barbera, with roasted coffee bean and plum aromas followed by blackberry flavors. Ambitious and interesting, though lacking a little definition. Drink now. 45,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
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