Aromas of violets and roses are a prelude to this wine's initial sweetness, which boosts the floral, hazelnut and citrus flavors. Round and soft, it firms up a little on the finish. A touch of bitter grapefruit reins it in. Drink now through 2004. —Bruce Sanderson
From one of Australia—s most popular wineries comes this plush, rich-textured red blend. It offers layers of cherry, blueberry, spice and a touch of earthiness. Complex and beautifully rounded. It's tempting now, but it has the length to grow in the cel —Harvey Steiman
There's wonderful depth and complexity to this rich red as it reveals its ripe currant, black cherry, cedar, anise and blackberry. Finishes with a mouthful of lively fruit and a long, integrated aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2012. 2,010 cases made. —James Laube
From an Australian winery that needs no introduction, comes this soft, round and generous Chardonnay. Has a nice core of ripe pear, orange and spice, aside from a touch of burnt rubber. A stylish wine with distinctive character. Drink now through 2005. 8, —Harvey Steiman
Bucking the trend of the difficult '98 vintage in California, here's an outstanding '98 Chardonnay. Sleek and elegant, boasting rich, clean, vibrant and exotic pear, pineapple, guava and citrus flavors that sail on the finish. Drink now through 2004. 1,24 —James Laube
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