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Aug. 31, 2002
VIÑA SANTA RITA Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley Reserva 2001
84 points, $11
Summertime sipping is always better with a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, and this Chilean version is a good example. Good, medium-weight lemon curd and straw notes, with a crisp, juicy finish. Drink now. 5,200 cases made. —James Molesworth
Aug. 30, 2002
ODFJELL Carmenère Central Valley Armador 2001
86 points, $12
Here's another solid Chilean red made from a grape that is becoming a bit of a signature for the region. Medium-weight plum and bell pepper notes, with some sweet smoke on the finish. Nice mouthfeel. A solid introduction to the Carmenère grape. Drink now —James Molesworth
Aug. 27, 2002
TYRRELL'S Shiraz South Eastern Australia The Long Flat Vineyard 2001
85 points, $9
A solid buy that should be easy to find, this Shiraz is soft and round, with pretty blackberry and floral aromas and flavors that echo nicely on a polished finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. Best Buy. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 26, 2002
CONCHA Y TORO Carmenère Rapel Valley Casillero del Diablo 2001
85 points, $10
Carmenère is a grape unique to Chile, and where it's bottled on its own more and more. This version shows the grape's characteristic pepper and plum profile, with a fleshy mouthfeel and smoky finish. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. Best Buy. —James Molesworth
Aug. 24, 2002
RAVENSWOOD Zinfandel California Vintners Blend 2000
86 points, $11
Here's a fine value from a California winery with a long track record with Zinfandel. Chewy, with concentrated dried wild berry, dried raspberry and strawberry jam flavors. Pretty vanilla tones linger, along with modest tannins and a slight metallic note.
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