From the Picpoul de Pinet subappellation of France's burgeoning Languedoc-Roussillon region comes this crisp and lively white, with pretty flavors of green plum, pepper and honeydew melon. This wine has a nice backbone of acidity and a good, clean finish.
Ripe cherry and sweet vanilla flavors give this plush Chilean Cab an immediate appeal. It's round and balanced, with firm tannins under the baby fat, and has enough depth to improve in the bottle. Drink now through 2005.
This California red is ripe and juicy, with spicy blueberry and black currant flavors, finishing with peppery herbal tones and smoky, toasted oak notes. Good value. Drink now through 2001. 30,000 cases made.
Lush and ripe, this velvety Chilean Merlot offers deep plum, licorice and chocolate flavors yet stays lively on the palate, with polished tannins and a clean, fresh finish. It's focused and concentrated enough to improve with age. Drink now through 2007.
This soft Chilean Cabernet offers plenty of straightforward cherry and berry flavor, with notes of sweet vanilla and just enough tannin for grip. It's juicy and quaffable. Drink now through 2002. Easy to find, with 800,000 cases made.
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