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$15 to $30

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Jul. 20, 2005
WHITEHALL LANE Merlot Napa Valley 2002
90 points, $26
An impressive Merlot, with a dark, rich, concentrated core of flavors dominated by earthy currant, blackberry, cedar, anise and pencil lead notes. Tight and focused, this wine has excellent balance and a complex finish. Drink now through 2010. 10,480 case —James Laube
Jul. 19, 2005
BUEHLER Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2002
91 points, $20
Plump, ripe and fleshy, with a complex range of pure Chardonnay flavors built around apple, pear, spice and a hint of mint that offers a shade of anise. Keeps its focus and finishes with a lingering aftertaste. Drink now. 300 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 18, 2005
FOX GORDON Shiraz Barossa Valley Eight Uncles 2003
90 points, $24
Plush and lively, with a peppermint note singing descant over the smoothly articulated blueberry, plum and spice flavors. Finishes with a welcome black pepper note. Drink now through 2015. 900 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 16, 2005
MÄHLER-BESSE Jumilla Excelencia 2003
90 points, $24
Powerful, balanced and focused. Shows flavors of black fruit, smoke, game and mineral, while the structure is polished and firm. Subtle, but brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2010. 300 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
Jul. 15, 2005
CATHERINE & PIERRE BRÉTON Chinon Beaumont 2003
90 points, $17
Ripe, almost jammy, with blackberry and raspberry fruit that is uncommon for Chinon, followed by tobacco, toast and cocoa notes on the muscular, juicy, fruit-filled finish. Drink now through 2006. —James Molesworth
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