Rich, bacony aromas and flavors mix with alluring dark plum and red cherry flavors in this broad-tasting, full-bodied red. Intense blood, iron and mineral notes linger with spicy elements on the powerful finish. Drink now through 2007. Highly Recommended —Kim Marcus
Here's another super wine from France's Languedoc region. Pure, intense red, with delicious and intense-tasting red plum, berry and gamey/spicy flavors on a muscular frame. Pepper and leathery notes linger appealingly on the finish. Almost Hermitage-like —Kim Marcus
This California Chardonnay has loads of rich flavors yet a sense of elegance and finesse, with layers of ripe, spicy, apple, pear and buttery notes, finishing with lively, well-integrated acidity and a burst of flavor on the aftertaste. Drink now through —James Laube
This Chilean winery has quietly built a fine track record for its reds, produced in an Old World style. Ripe and dark, with blackberry and black currant fruit, and dark chocolate notes as well. Focused despite the density, finishing with a coffee edge. Ni —James Molesworth
From the south of France comes this solid value. It's a firm and focused red with a touch of elegance. This has deeply rooted berry, cherry and spice flavors, backed up by notes of mineral and hot stone. Good balance and structure to last. Drink now thro —Kim Marcus
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