Powerful, with lots of smoke, cedar, loam, black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. Thick, burly tannins will need to resolve a bit, but this is a fine display of Maipo Cabernet. Drink now through 2007. 30,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
A cascade of tropical fruit notes and a vibrant structure make this '03 Riesling very tasty. Slim in stature, yet intense in flavor, it lingers nicely, with an apple aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. 1,000 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a vibrant, citrus- and mineral-tinged white, still unevolved, yet with a firm structure and moderate density to its peach and mineral flavors. It shows promise for the future. Best from 2006 through 2015. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Nice dark berry and plum fruit here, with a note of sweet earth as well. Hints of smoke, dried herbs and cocoa expand on the finish. Nice fleshy texture throughout. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2006. 16,200 cases made. From —James Molesworth
Smooth, rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, pomegranate, huckleberry and boysenberry fruit that are pure and tasty, with a lovely mocha coating and firm, rich, integrated tannins. Drink now. 1,789 cases made. From California. —James Laube
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