From Washington State comes this solid little Chardonnay. Light andtangy, with a thread of sweet cream weaving through the modest appleflavors. Immediately appealing. Drink now. 16,732 cases made.
Jan. 23, 1999
BELVEDERE Chardonnay Sonoma County
85 points, $11
This California Chardonnay shows a modest range of citrus, pear, fig and melon flavors, finishing clean. Drink now. 40,000 cases made.
Jan. 22, 1999
BUENA VISTA Sauvignon Blanc California
86 points, $9
Here's a very good California Sauvignon Blanc that's well-priced and widely available. Tangy lemon and grapefruit flavors lead the way, with a fine mineral edge. Backed by hints of thyme and sage essence on the finish. Drink now. 100,500 cases made.
Jan. 20, 1999
CEDAR CREEK Chardonnay South Eastern Australia 1998
84 points, $5
This Aussie Chardonnay is fresh and juicy, with pretty pear and peach character and extra hints of mineral and spice. A lot of wine for the price. Drink now. 50,000 cases made.
Jan. 19, 1999
BERNARDUS Sauvignon Blanc Monterey County 1997
90 points, $14
From an up-and-coming region in California comes this outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy and sleek, it offers a refreshing blend of gooseberry, melon, citrus, fig, hay and fresh grass notes. It's clean, elegant and refined, finishing long and clean. Reall