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Tasmania provides a cool spot in Australia for some potentially interesting Pinot Noir production. This bottling is lovely stuff, bright and polished, a refined Pinot Noir brimming with berry, cherry and subtle mineral and spice flavors, all lingering eff —Harvey Steiman
Bursting with rugged blueberry, black and white pepper, black cherry and earthy flavors, supported by formidable tannins that display some brawn, with everything folding nicely into the spicy, concentrated finish. A new Paso Robles bottling, and an excell —James Laube
This classically styled Sancerre has straw, lemon zest, mineral and chalk notes on a crisp, lively frame, with the citrus edge holding sway on the finish. Couldn't ask for better with goat cheese. Drink now through 2004. 8,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Molesworth
A gorgeous wine from Italy's Veneto region. This shows beautiful perfumes of ripe fruit, with hints of spicy oak and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with superfine, silky tannins and a long, long finish. I always love this wine. Best from 2004 through 2008. 1 —James Suckling
This Washington Sémillon is smooth, generous and nicely shaded to show off its fig, citrus and black pepper aromas and flavors, which remain vivid on the lively finish. Drink now through 2005. 2,598 cases made. Smart Buys. —Harvey Steiman
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