Joining Bogle's Petite Sirah of the same vintage as a Best Buy is this soft, rich, very ripe plum- and blackberry-flavored Zin, with pleasant notes of herbs and spices. Drink now through 2002. 10,000 cases made.
Lush tropical flavors of mango and papaya stay lively in this big, fresh Chilean white, thanks to a core of lime-scented acidity. It's exotic yet refreshing, making it a good match with fusion-type foods, and the asking price surely can't be quibbled over
This Zin is soft and fleshy, with earthy, toasty flavors, blackberry, black cherry and wild berry notes, finishing with mild tannins. Drink now. 45,000 cases made.
This lively red offers expressive flavors of ripe fruit and toasty oak, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Soft, almost jammy in texture, it has just enough tannin and acidity to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2002. 25,000 cases
A stylish wine, supple in texture, with earthy, gamy notes mingling with the black cherry flavors. Made from an unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah. Drink now through 2000. 5,700 cases made.
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