A beautifully balanced CC, with dense raspberry, blackberry and spicy chocolate notes. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine, well-integrated tannins and a long, minerally finish. Fantastic. A better buy than the Tignanello this year. To be released fall 2005 —James Suckling
Terrific Sancerre, this just crackles with gooseberry, lemon peel, flint and wet stone notes. It's rich and powerful for the appellation, yet long and balanced, with a mouthwatering finish that keeps pumping flavors. Drink now through 2006. 800 cases impo —James Molesworth
Fleshy and ripe, with plum and black currant fruit offset by nice cocoa powder and mineral notes. Hint of loam as well. Drink now through 2006. 10,000 cases imported. Smart Buys. From Chile. —James Molesworth
A brilliant Syrah, ripe, rich and concentrated, offering a dazzling array of blackberry, wild berry and loganberry flavors that are focused and complex, picking up tar, raspberry, sage and herbal notes along the way. Finishes with a burst of ripe fruit an —James Laube
Shows the vintage's typically lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit backed up by spice, mineral and tar hints on the fleshy finish. Has a touch more grip than is common for the vintage too. Drink now through 2005. 8,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From Fr —James Molesworth
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