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$15 to $30

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May. 12, 2006
HOUGHTON Chardonnay Western Australia 2004
89 points, $15
Bright and nicely focused to show off its distinctive pear, quince and lime aromas and flavors, lingering on a refined finish with just the slightest hint of spicy oak lurking in the background. Drink now through 2008. 60,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
May. 11, 2006
MASCIARELLI Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Marina Cvetic 2001
90 points, $25
Lots of spicy, ripe fruit character on the nose, with a clean mineral note. Full-bodied, with a vibrant, minerally palate, silky tannins and an intense finish. Peppery. Nicely poised, but needs a bit of time. Best after 2006. 7,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
May. 10, 2006
89 points, $20
Ripe and powerful, with a mature aroma of game and spice, with flavors of dried cherry, plum, nutmeg and boysenberry. Firm, peppery finish. Well-honed and balanced, with plenty of structure. Drink now through 2011. 10,928 cases made. —Kim Marcus
May. 09, 2006
CASA LAPOSTOLLE Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard 2004
88 points, $22
Chunky Cab, with dark raspberry and blackberry fruit pushed by firm cocoa and toast notes. More dark, bacony toast on the finish. Solid, if a bit square in the end. Drink now through 2008. 10,000 cases imported —James Molesworth
May. 08, 2006
FALESCO Merlot Umbria Pesano 2004
88 points, $18
A dense Merlot, with ripe black cherry, black olive and lots of charred oak character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a firm, oaky, minerally finish. Best after 2006. 25,000 cases made. —James Suckling
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