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$15 to $30

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Aug. 17, 2004
CHALONE Pinot Noir Chalone 2002
90 points, $25
Silky, with a pretty array of black cherry, plum and raspberry-scented fruit that's deftly balanced, complex and elegantly styled, turning delicate and perfumed. Drink now through 2008. 11,800 cases made. Smart Buys. From California. —James Laube
Aug. 10, 2004
HENRI BOURGEOIS Pouilly-Fumé La Porte de L'Abbaye 2002
92 points, $17
This offers layers of streamlined flint, lime, lemon curd, smoke, green almond and dried herbs, all running through a long finish that never breaks stride. Drink now through 2008. 12,500 cases made. Smart Buys. From France. —James Molesworth
Jul. 30, 2004
SOOS CREEK Artist Series #1 Columbia Valley 2001
92 points, $27
Ripe and generous, with a gamy edge to the rich currant, plum and berry flavors, weaving a smoky note through the long, round finish. Impressive for its depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2006 through 2012. 600 c —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 23, 2004
DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER Riesling Alsace Les Princes Abbés 2000
91 points, $16
This is lush and though it starts out off-dry, the racy structure emerges midpalate, driving the floral, peach and mineral flavors to a long, dry conclusion. It really sings on the finish today, with a long smoky aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. Tasted —Bruce Sanderson
Jul. 13, 2004
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Merlot Columbia Valley 2001
89 points, $16
Smooth, generous style emphasizes distinctly minty, herbal overtones to the cherry and spice flavors. It all lingers nicely. Drink now through 2008. 178,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From Washington. —Harvey Steiman
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