This Australian Shiraz is dense in texture, with crisp acidity and chewy tannins around a core of dark cherry and licorice-pepper flavors. Drink now through 2004. 7,500 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a tasty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc ideal for summer sipping. Bright and juicy, distinctly herbal, with sweet pea and white pepper notes weaving through the citrusy pear flavors. Drink now. 11,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
From one of the Loire's qualitative leaders comes this tasty Pouilly-Fumé. Rich, delicious and very exotic, offering red cherry, green plum and herb flavors on a round, juicy profile. Firm acidity keeps it all together. Drink now. Tasted twice, with cons —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a very good Australian Cabernet that should be easy to find. Firm in texture, focused in flavor, offering blackberry and currant fruit and lots of peppery, spicy overtones, which echo on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2005. 15,000 cases —Harvey Steiman
Winemaker Gyles Webb has Thelema on top of its game. This is one of the top South African Cabernets. Lovely, supple feel, with alluring cocoa powder, cassis and mint aromas and flavors. Sweet, fine tannins hang on while the fruit reemerges on the finish. —James Molesworth
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