Ripe, with concentrated black cherry, chocolate and pomegranate tones. Impressive fruit intensity folds into toasty oak and supple structure on the fine finish. Drink now through 2007. 100,000 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Bright, jazzy, swaggering style shoots off sparks of mint and white pepper around a lively core of blackberry fruit, finishing with fine tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2006. 10,000 cases imported. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman
Rich and forward, this plump Chenin sports honey, nectarine and star fruit flavors, with a full, round texture and finish. Lacks Chenin's bracing edge, but solid. Drink now. 29,000 cases made. Best Values. From South Africa. —James Molesworth