Here's a classic Syrah from a Rhône winery with a long track record for excellence. The '98 La Chapelle is a great red wine. Full-bodied, with crushed berry, smoke and grilled aromas -- all presented quite subtly. Stands out for its natural, down-to-eart —Per-Henrik Mansson
Just released, this may be a tough find, but it's a classic Champagne that's worth the search. Still incredibly youthful, this bubbly exhibits a cornucopia of flavors -- quince preserve, freshly cut grass, fresh mushroom and baking bread--all displayed on —Bruce Sanderson
A muscular Piedmont red, very, very ripe, almost raisiny, with coffee and tobacco character. It's full-bodied, very thick and chewy, mouthpuckering. Give this big wine time. Best after 2005. 1,000 cases made. —James Suckling
A big, burly Barbaresco, this red is built for aging. It's extremely ripe, with prune, plum and floral aromas, and is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Give it time. Best after 2005. 450 cases made. —James Suckling
Best known for producing traditional-style reds and whites, Tyrrell's has released a new reserve line that offers more fruit-driven wines. This one is rich, opulent and exotic, a lush mouthful of blackberry, tar, cinnamon and black pepper flavors that swi —Harvey Steiman
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