From one of southern Italy's best wineries comes this decadent, flamboyant, glorious red blend. Wonderful aromas of plums, cumin and other spices. Full-bodied, with smoke, berry and spice flavors and a medium tannin structure. Caressing texture. Best afte
The '97 l'Église Clinet is the wine of the vintage. Lovely dark ruby color. Wonderful aromas of violets and berries, with hints of raspberries. Full- to medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long, fruity finish. Really gorgeous. Best after 2002 —James Suckling
Penfolds flagship white. Subtly and seductively elegant, with a fabulous array of flavors balancing on a pinpoint -- layers and layers of apple, pear, pineapple, citrus and spice notes that come together in perfect harmony on the long, long finish. A poli —Harvey Steiman
The '97 Angélus is one of just a handful of outstanding wines in Bordeaux' weak 1997 vintage. A big and luscious wine, it has loads of plum, berry and pomegranate character on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. B —James Suckling
John Kongsgaard spent a decade at California's Newton winery before starting his own winery in 1996. He has also helped make the wines at Livingston, Luna and Arietta. His '97 Napa Chardonnay is delicious. Packs in lots of rich, supple, complex flavors, w —James Laube
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