From arguably Alsace's best producer comes yet another outstanding wine. Totally exotic, bursting with apricot, passion fruit and orange, this Riesling is ripe and focused, supported by grapefruitlike acidity and concentrated flavors. Full, flamboyant and
From the Rhone Valley comes this late-harvest Viognier. Delicious intensity. Lots of finesse in this spicy, vanilla, nutty, honeyed, tropical "terroir" wine. Frankly sweet but refined, with grip and length that give it class. Drink now through 2005. 1,330
Christian Moueix's California venture has now established a solid track record, and the latest vintage of Dominus is another outstanding wine. Bordeaux-like in style, ripe, polished, rich in flavor, with complex currant, earth, cherry and berry, plenty of
Big, chewy and delicious. Beautiful, multidimensional aromas of ripe berries, mushrooms and chestnuts. Full-bodied, very velvety, with a long, long, fruity finish. Best after 2002. 5,000 cases made.
From the fickle Nebbiolo grape comes this classic Barbaresco. Unmistakably traditional Piedmont -- in the best sense. Here's some mocha blended with chestnut, with full-throttle, supersweet and ripe black fruit, a full mouthfeel, and pleasure all around -
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