Very dry in style for kabinett, with more spice and slate notes than fruit. There's a creamy texture overlying a racy structure; this needs some time to open up and strut its stuff. Drink now through 2012. —Bruce Sanderson
Intense black cherry, beef, spice and herb tones have firm, stylish tannins and bracing acidity. Concentration lingers, along with toasty oak, in a ripe, flavorful finish. Drink now through 2008. 5,446 cases made. —James Laube
Germany's '01 Rieslings offer terrific quality and value, as this Mosel Kabinett shows. Brilliant and snappy, here's a mouthful of tangy mandarin orange, lime and mineral against a transparent backdrop, all supported by vibrant acidity. With wonderful har —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a solid Malbec that shows Argentina's strength. Juicy and ripe, with blackberry, chocolate and brier flavors, and a rich, smoky finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2004. 10,000 cases made.
For a complete look at the wines of Argentina, chec —James Molesworth
Former Trapiche owner Carlos Pulenta has started his own winery, and the initial results are promising. This Cabernet is ripe, with brier and currant flavors, and a healthy dose of sweet toast. A touch rustic, but there's enough fruit here to warrant shor —James Molesworth
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