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Bright and supple, with pretty cherry and beet flavors shaded with peppery anise notes, lingering on the open-textured finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Sharply focused, rich and complex, this is an impressive Chardonnay, with pretty pear, fig, melon and apricot flavors. Turns spicy, with anise and cedar, and finishes with a long and lively aftertaste. Drink now through 2005. 13,928 cases made. —James Laube
Arboleda is a new line from Caliterra, the joint venture of Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi. This Cabernet is dark and smoky, with good currant flavor, and a chewy texture. A bit firm on the finish, but a good effort for a '98, a vintage that was trou —James Molesworth
Soft, round and generous, a gentle mouthful of blackberry and cherry and juicy acidity to balance, finishing lively and focused. Drink now through 2007. 3,156 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Complex and concentrated, with a supple core of earthy currant, anise, tobacco, cedar and spice nuances, finishing with well-proportioned tannins. Drink now through 2006. 14,725 cases made. —James Laube
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