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$15 to $30

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Jul. 25, 2005 BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA Rioja Cuvée Especial 2001
89 points, $25
Plush in texture yet focused in flavor, this red shows black cherry and currant flavors that are ripe but lively, backed by toasty oak and accents of minerals and herbs. Drink now through 2010. 2,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jul. 23, 2005
SPADINA Nero d'Avola Sicilia Una Rosa 2002
90 points, $16
Dark, full-bodied and chewy, with meaty blackberry and mineral character. Medium- to full-bodied, with good, solid tannins and a long finish. Well done. Best after 2005. 1,500 cases made. —James Suckling
Jul. 22, 2005
BODEGA Y VIÑEDOS CASTRO VENTOSA Bierzo El Castro de Valtuille 2002
90 points, $25
This lively red maintains a taut balance of firm tannins and crisp acidity, which support fresh, clean flavors of tart cherry, strawberry and herbs. Not huge, but well-proportioned. Drink now through 2009. 1,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jul. 21, 2005
FOX CREEK Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale 2003
89 points, $17
A lively, juicy style, with gorgeous, ripe blueberry, plum, blackberry and peppery spice flavors, finishing with an appealingly lissome texture. A come-hither wine; nicely done. Drink now through 2008. 900 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 20, 2005
WHITEHALL LANE Merlot Napa Valley 2002
90 points, $26
An impressive Merlot, with a dark, rich, concentrated core of flavors dominated by earthy currant, blackberry, cedar, anise and pencil lead notes. Tight and focused, this wine has excellent balance and a complex finish. Drink now through 2010. 10,480 case —James Laube
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