The Loire enjoyed a fine harvest in 2002, and the Sauvignon Blancs from the eastern end of the region are very solid. There's lots to like here, with citrus peel, straw, mineral, lemon curd and peach notes. This bouncy Sancerre has length, vibrancy and ba —James Molesworth
Plenty of exotic fruit, with apple, lime and mineral character. Medium-bodied, with a crisp finish. One of my summer whites! Drink now. 15,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Suckling
Pretty apple, vanilla and mineral character, with a very fresh focus. Medium-bodied, with good acidity and a lovely, soft, delicious finish. Modern and attractive. 5,500 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Suckling
From a California winery with a long history of successful Cabernet comes this outstanding Chardonnay. Firm, rich and intense, with layers of apple, fig and honeydew shaded by smoky, toasty oak, giving it a rich, unctuous aftertaste. Drink now through 200 —James Laube
It's always nice to find a Pinot Noir that won't break the bank. This California version is made in a delicate style, with fragrant floral and rose petal aromas and ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors that are elegant and refreshing. A terrific —James Laube
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