This young Chardonnay impresses with its ripe, complex flavors -- rich layers of fig, honey, apricot, honeysuckle and citrus, all turning elegant and sophisticated. Drink now through 2006. 2,100 cases made. —James Laube
Bright, supple and open-textured, offering disarmingly pure currant and blackberry flavors that linger elegantly on the extra-long finish. Not a blockbuster; it's just yummy and refined. Tannins aren't intrusive, making this tempting now through 2009. 3,1 —Harvey Steiman
An outstanding wine, ripe and intense, with firm layers of earthy currant, anise, black cherry and plum flavors framed by tight tannins and spicy, cedary oak notes. Best from 2002 through 2010. 14,000 cases made. —James Laube
Founded in 1981 by Don and Rhonda Carano, this winery has built a name for itself over the years. Their '98 Reserve Chardonnay is elegant, with rich, ripe pear, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg shadings that are deep and well-rounded, finishing with a long, com —James Laube
Here's another terrific red from California's outstanding '97 vintage. Wonderful richness, depth, complexity and concentration to this Napa Cabernet, its layers of spicy currant, anise, blackberry, plum and light toasty oak folding together for a deliciou —James Laube
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