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$15 to $30

4233 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.
Sep. 23, 2006
MARQUIS PHILIPS Merlot South Eastern Australia 2004
88 points, $18
Smooth and velvety, with something in the flavor range that's reminiscent of tequila, not alcoholic but with pleasant currant and cherry fruit to balance. Drink now through 2008. 5,272 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Sep. 22, 2006
VIÑA MONTES Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Alpha Apalta Vineyard 2004
89 points, $25
A good, solid beam of red currant and blackberry fruit is layered with cocoa, grilled herb and toast. Slightly firm finish from the toast, but plenty of flesh. Should fill out nicely in the near term. Drink now through 2008. 26,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sep. 21, 2006
BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA Rioja Cuvée Especial 2002
89 points, $22
This solid red delivers plum, coffee and fresh tobacco flavors on a muscular frame. Nice focus and balance. Drink now through 2010. 2,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Sep. 20, 2006
VIÑA MONTES Chardonnay Casablanca Valley Alpha 2005
89 points, $25
Pretty pear, apple and piecrust notes on a creamy frame. Judicious toast on the finish lets the minerality come through. Nice length. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sep. 19, 2006
OLGA RAFFAULT Chinon La Poplinière 2004
89 points, $18
Pure and racy, with black cherry, dark olive and smoky tobacco notes running through from start to finish. Fresh acidity lets the flavors take an encore. Drink now through 2008. —James Molesworth
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