Aromas of lemon and rhubarb turn to minerals, melons and honey. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely acidity and a long, ripe fruit aftertaste. Delicious. One of the best values in Italian white. Drink now. 70,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From Italy. —James Suckling
Enticing and well-balanced on the nose, offering currant and berry, with flowers, minerals and light spice. Full-bodied, with lots of firm, well-placed tannins and a long, spicy fruit and mineral finish. A well-structured red -- built to last. Cabernet Sa —James Suckling
A smooth, rich, creamy style with layers of complex pear, honey, vanilla and nutmeg. Full-bodied, with excellent depth and purity of flavors and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2008. 2,600 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
A lean, focused style with spicy pear, green apple and lemon meringue touches, with a flinty edge, finishing with lively acidity, a burst of citrus flavors and a dash of toasty oak. Drink now through 2007. 12,426 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
Loaded with richly layered plum and boysenberry fruit, this creamy-textured Châteauneuf has tons of vanilla, mocha and sweet spice up front, while hinting at its stony, gamy side underneath. Concentrated, long and plush. Very impressive. Best from 2005 t —James Molesworth
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