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Dec. 09, 2002
BRAMPTON Chardonnay Coastal Region 2002
88 points, $11
The second line of Rustenberg, Brampton has established itself as a fine source for value. This South African Chardonnay is more on the flinty, elegant side, but with hints of apple and fig as well. Nice cut on the finish. This might flesh out a touch mor —James Molesworth
Dec. 06, 2002
EXCELSIOR Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson 2001
86 points, $8
Jaco Marais is the winemaker for this South African winery, which is owned by the de Wet family. This Cabernet opens with blackberry and brier notes, with a slightly rustic edge throughout, before the smoky, coffee finish takes over. Still, very tasty fru —James Molesworth
Dec. 04, 2002
FREIXENET Brut Cava Cordon Negro NV NV
85 points, $9
This ubiquitous Spanish brand provides good value. A hint of pencil shavings highlights this dry-style cava. With its firm structure and cleansing finish, it would work either as an aperitif or with light foods. This Spanish producer is a trustworthy name —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 02, 2002
VINUM Petite Sirah Clarksburg Pets Wilson Vineyards 2001
90 points, $13
Dense and dark, with layers of cassis, ripe plum, blueberry, black cherry extract and meaty, wet clay flavors. Plenty of well-integrated toasty oak and round tannin provide structure through the intense, hot and lush finish. Drink now through 2007. 3,100 —James Laube
Nov. 30, 2002
CONCHA Y TORO Merlot Peumo Marqués de Casa Concha 2000
89 points, $14
Winemaker Marcelo Papa handles Concha's Marques de Casa Concha line, and the last two vintages (1999 and 2000) have been standouts. The '00 Merlot offers lovely cassis and plum fruit, with hints of vanilla bean and herbs, and a fleshy yet elegant, smoky f —James Molesworth
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