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With a great nose of freshly cut herbs, this rich yet racy version is dominated by its grassy streak, but offers plenty of lemon peel, floral and mineral notes as well. Great, crackling finish. Drink now through 2006. 4,540 cases made. Highly Recommended. —James Molesworth
Pretty floral scents, with ripe, juicy apple, pear, honeydew melon and spicy, toasty oak. Rich and balanced, sharply focused, with a dash of nutmeg and hazelnut, giving it an added flavor dimension. Drink now through 2009. 900 cases made. Smart Buys. From —James Laube
Lovely fruit here -- pear and quince -- with bracing chalk and lime notes underneath. Fine cut on the finish, where the appellation's textbook grassy edge emerges. Drink now through 2005. 3,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From France. —James Molesworth
Delicious purity of fruit, with a tight, rich, vibrant core of ripe pear, apple, spice and floral notes, supported by light toasty oak that lingers in the background. Drink now through 2008. 4,427 cases made. Highly Recommended. From California. —James Laube
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
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