A lively mouthful, round and juicy, its citrus, pear and nectarine shaded with lovely hints of nutmeg and vanilla. Gracefully balanced on a moderate scale, all echoing beautifully on the finish. Drink now through 2004. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. —Harvey Steiman
Lean and crisp, with modest cherry and herb flavors that linger on the snappy finish. Drink now through 2004. 6,535 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
A strong cedary oak presence dominates, with hints of ripe pear, citrus and nectarine filling in the gaps. Drink now through 2003. 28,500 cases made. —James Laube
This Aussie Shiraz is firm and tart, with jazzy cherry and spice flavors that echo pepper and cedar on the finish. On the lean side, but appealing for its zip. Best after 2002. 10,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Round and cedary, this Washington Cabernet delivers depth, length and distinctive flavor. Ripe, plush and generous with its exotic, seductive aromas and flavors, layering rich plum, currant and clove on a bed of fine-grained tannins. Great price-to-score —Harvey Steiman
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