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$15 to $30

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Dec. 15, 2005 EMMANUEL DARNAUD Crozes-Hermitage Les Trois Chènes 2003
89 points, $25
Dark and racy, with lots of blueberry, violet, tar and iron notes. Long, smoky finish is a touch firm, but plenty of fruit for sure. Drink now through 2010. 1,100 cases made. —James Molesworth
Dec. 14, 2005
MATETIC Syrah San Antonio EQ 2003
90 points, $25
Heady, with lots of black cherry, blackberry, bramble, tobacco and grilled beef aromas and flavors. Lots of toast, but very juicy, with thick layers of fruit pumping through the finish. Love its character. Drink now through 2006. 360 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Dec. 13, 2005
VIÑA COBOS Malbec Mendoza El Felino 2004
89 points, $25
Lush and ripe, with lots of blackberry and boysenberry fruit gliding along suave mocha and spice notes. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2007. 7,380 cases made. —James Molesworth
Dec. 12, 2005
WILLAKENZIE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2003
90 points, $23
Crisp in texture, a bit raw around the edges but it's bursting with spicy blackberry and cherry flavors, hinting at an herbal note as the finish sails on. Drink now through 2012. 5,745 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Dec. 10, 2005
ERATH Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Estate Selection 2002
91 points, $30
Lithe, polished and distinctive for the roasted plum nuance to the blueberry and currant flavors, picking up delicate hints of pepper and spice as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are well-submerged. Best from 2006 through 2014. 1,040 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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