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
This Sauvignon Blanc from France's Loire Valley is bright and tangy, with lime, lemon zest and herb notes, and a juicy texture. Lively finish. A textbook Sancerre. Drink now. 900 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Often overlooked, the Chenin Blanc wines of France's Loire Valley can offer unique flavors at friendly prices. This Vouvray has lovely almond, quince and fig flavors mingling in a bright, medium-bodied package, with a lingering note of honey. Just off-dry —James Molesworth
A live-wire Riesling, whose apple, peach and mineral flavors are etched onto the steely structure. An amazing amount of flavor packed into a lightweight frame. Hedonists beware: This is for fans of acidity. Drink now through 2012.
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Concha y Toro has really stepped up the quality of its higher-end wines, as this delicious Carmenère shows. Lovely flesh and balance here, with ripe blackberry and plum flavors, suave toast, and a long, creamy finish that delivers another wave of fruit. —James Molesworth
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