Focused and balanced, this lively red from Chile offers bright cherry and cedar flavors with light, firm tannins and crisp acidity. Though no blockbuster, it has the character and complexity to match well with medium-weight dishes -- and gives change from
Joining Bogle's Petite Sirah of the same vintage as a Best Buy is this soft, rich, very ripe plum- and blackberry-flavored Zin, with pleasant notes of herbs and spices. Drink now through 2002. 10,000 cases made.
Lush tropical flavors of mango and papaya stay lively in this big, fresh Chilean white, thanks to a core of lime-scented acidity. It's exotic yet refreshing, making it a good match with fusion-type foods, and the asking price surely can't be quibbled over
This lively red offers expressive flavors of ripe fruit and toasty oak, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Soft, almost jammy in texture, it has just enough tannin and acidity to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2002. 25,000 cases