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$15 to $30

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Jul. 22, 2005
BODEGA Y VIÑEDOS CASTRO VENTOSA Bierzo El Castro de Valtuille 2002
90 points, $25
This lively red maintains a taut balance of firm tannins and crisp acidity, which support fresh, clean flavors of tart cherry, strawberry and herbs. Not huge, but well-proportioned. Drink now through 2009. 1,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jul. 21, 2005
FOX CREEK Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale 2003
89 points, $17
A lively, juicy style, with gorgeous, ripe blueberry, plum, blackberry and peppery spice flavors, finishing with an appealingly lissome texture. A come-hither wine; nicely done. Drink now through 2008. 900 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
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
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