Solid plum and brier flavors, with blackberry, chocolate and bacony toast as well. Fruit gives another juicy appearance on the finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2005. 15,000 cases imported. Best Values. From France. —James Molesworth
Focused, with a formidable swath of ripe green apple, peach, hay and grapefruit flavors that unfold through a tart, generous finish. Drink now through 2005. 4,300 cases made. Smart Buys. From California.
A lovely Chardonnay loaded with ripe pineapple aromas and rich tropical fruit, mineral and toasty vanilla flavors that run deep while maintaining a sense of elegance. Drink now. 7,000 cases made. Best Values. From California. —James Laube
Very tasty, with peach, nectarine and citrus peel flavors that stay bright and lively through the finish. Not big, but balanced and delicious. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. Best Values. From France. —James Molesworth