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Ideal for summer, here—s a spicy Pinot Grigio, with dried pineapple character and a creamy texture. An appealing and affordable Italian white, it's medium- to full-bodied, with good fruit and a fresh finish. Drink now. 8,500 cases made. —James Suckling
From a winery synonymous with value comes another bargain. Soft and flavorful, this straightforward Chardonnay has pretty fruit-salad character that echoes nicely on the smooth finish. Easy to drink, and at a palatable price. Drink now. 1,718,039 cases ma —Harvey Steiman
This Australian Chardonnay is ripe and pure in character, with lovely pear, quince and cream aromas and flavors, its fruit echoing on the open-textured finish. Really nice bottle for the price. Drink now through 2004. 25,981 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Soft and generous, this affordable Chardonnay delivers a lively, mouthfilling medley of peach, apple and spice flavors, which linger nicely on the harmonious finish. Drink now. 160,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Wonderfully aromatic Riesling, its glorious noseful of apricot and floral notes segueing into off-dry flavors that center around lime and apple, with mineral and peppery-floral overtones. Tempting now, but should develop more depth and texture with age. B —Harvey Steiman
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