This Carneros-based winery has made a name for itself with its range of Rhône varietals, and this Syrah is a fine example of why. Fragrant and intense, with rich black cherry, game meat, mineral, spice, leather and earth flavors. Generous toasty oak and —James Laube
Here's another superb Languedoc from the Pic St.-Loup area. A high percentage of Mourvèdre makes it into this high end cuvée from La Roque. Intense and focused, this red is loaded with red plum, cherry and leather flavors that are both elegant and conce —Kim Marcus
The ripe and opulent 1998 vintage got a lot of play in the southern Rhône, and rightfully so. Now here come the '99's, and they also look to be superb, though in a more structured and racy way. This '99 from Janasse is like a garden in bloom, as the flor —Per-Henrik Mansson
From a vineyard with a track record for quality comes this outstanding Washington Cabernet. Ripe and focused Cabernet, generous with its supple currant and delicate herb flavors, which echo nicely on the open-textured finish. The tannins are soft and hard —Bruce Sanderson
This joint venture has scored outstanding again, and looks to be one of the top New World Rieslings being made today. Zingy, juicy and flavorful. A beautifully packaged cascade of apple, pineapple, apricot and mineral flavors that just don't quit, echoing —Harvey Steiman
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