From Argentina comes another solid Malbec, a grape not usually seen on its own elsewhere. This is a full-bodied red, with a mix of cherry, plum, leather and cassis flavors. Notes of coffee, leather and spice add richness to the finish. Drink now. 11,570 c
Pinotage, made from a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is South Africa's 'native' grape. This version, from one of the region's large cooperatives, offers excellent value. Generous fruit flavors and a rich texture make this easy to swallow. It has ripe c
Fruity and generous, juicy, with green apple, melon and mineral flavors that finish soft and gentle. Drink now. 21,000 cases made.
From Chile comes this intense, elegant red which shows an alluring combination of toasty oak and ripe fruit, with expressive and harmonious flavors of plums, licorice, chocolate and mint. It's firm, balanced and long. Drink now through 2005. 15,000 cases
This Australian Shiraz is crisp and bright, with an appealing core of light-bodied berry and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2002. Well-priced and an ample quantity -- 10,000 cases -- made.
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