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$15 to $30

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Mar. 20, 2009
CAMBRIA Syrah Santa Maria Valley Tepusquet Vineyard 2006
88 points, $18
Shows off distinct pepper, nutmeg and blackberry flavors that are full-blown, with hints of espresso and blueberry on the finish. This has firm, integrated tannins. Drink now through 2013. 4,500 cases made. —James Laube
Mar. 19, 2009
DESERT WIND Merlot Wahluke Slope Desert Wind Vineyard 2005
88 points, $18
Light and deft, with some refinement to the silky structure, offering cherry and raspberry fruit under a veil of light earth and spice. Drink now through 2014. 2,598 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Mar. 18, 2009
COLUMBIA CREST Merlot Horse Heaven Hills H3 2005
88 points, $15
Lithe and spicy, wrapping its ripe currant and cherry flavors with anise seed and espresso nuances that linger as the finish does a diminuendo. Drink now through 2011. 10,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Mar. 17, 2009
MULDERBOSCH Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2005
90 points, $22
Smoky, with incense and coffee aromas up front, followed by a focused palate of red currant, crushed plum and boysenberry fruit, all layered with additional cocoa, grilled herb and mineral notes. The long finish lets both the fruit and herb notes linger. —James Molesworth
Mar. 16, 2009
88 points, $16
Shows black cherry aromas, with a hint of licorice. Medium-bodied, with round tannins, a hint of toast and a medium finish. Well-crafted. This château is always good value in recent years. Best after 2010. 18,330 cases made. —James Suckling
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