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$15 to $30

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Jan. 21, 2004 VIÑA CASA SILVA Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Los Lingues Single Vineyard Reserve 2001
90 points, $15
Big-boned red, with powerful cassis, plum and blackberry fruit and plenty of muscular smoke, licorice, iron, dark chocolate and mint notes. Thick, gutsy finish. Wins on power, not polish, but has lots of character. Drink now through 2006. 8,000 cases made —James Molesworth
Jan. 16, 2004
WARWICK Sauvignon Blanc Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Professor Black 2003
91 points, $16
From South Africa, this is very rich for a Sauvignon, with lemon curd, straw, fig and peach flavors that are ripe and lush. Yet there's ample stone and mineral underpinning it all, and a fine, zesty finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Molesworth
Jan. 12, 2004
ESTANCIA Pinot Grigio California 2002
89 points, $15
Wonderful intensity, vibrancy and purity of flavor, with zesty grapefruit, mineral, lemonade and peach flavors on a soft frame, with a zingy finish. Drink now through 2004. 6,200 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Laube
Jan. 12, 2004
PROVISOR Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2002
90 points, $30
This wine offers a pure, rich display of ripe blackberry, boysenberry and plummy notes, that are offset by a dusty wild berry, violet and sage scent and supported by tight, firm, grainy tannins. Best from 2006 through 2012. 440 cases made. From California —James Laube
Jan. 10, 2004
CHÂTEAU MONTUS Madiran 2000
90 points, $22
A brooding, full-flavored red, with loads of character and power. Starts with aromas of smoked meat and flavors of dark plum and ham hocks. Tannins build on the finish, which is filled with plenty of decadent earth and mushroom notes. Best from 2004 throu —Kim Marcus
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