A winner on all counts, this California Chardonnay shows enormous richness and concentration yet maintains a remarkable sense of harmony and finesse as it gently layers its hazelnut, fig, pear, spice, citrus and toasty oak flavors. Best from 2000 through
Only in Burgundy. Game, toasted bread, smoke and lots of cassis -- talk about an exotic Pinot -- medium-bodied and dark in color, with a chewy texture and lots of succulent, ripe fruit on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2000.
Here's an impressive red blend from California. Tightly structured, with a rich array of currant, black cherry, anise, cedar, tar and spice flavors of remarkable harmony and finesse, ending in a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2000 through 2009. Conta
Ripe, round and remarkably generous, this smooth-textured, gleaming red from Australia spins out blueberry, blackberry, plum, tobacco and anise flavors that last and last on the pretty finish. One of the more supple examples of Balmoral. Drink now through
A monster of a red. This stunning Bordeaux-style blend from Italy is inky in color and exhibits incredible concentration of black currant and dried herb character. It's full-bodied and superconcentrated, with masses of velvety tannins and a long, long fin
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