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$15 to $30

4259 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.
Jul. 29, 2005
CAVEN Valtellina Superiore Inferno Al Carmine 2001
91 points, $28
Bright cherry, floral and berry character with hints strawberries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a lively finish. A pretty wine. Best after 2006. 1,000 cases made. —James Suckling
Jul. 28, 2005
PIERRE SOULEZ Savennières Château de Chamboureau Cuvée d'Avant 2001
91 points, $21
Shows lanolin, honey and butter notes of maturity on the nose and upfront, before firm, bracing acidity brings in a second act of mineral, citrus peel and chamomile for the finish. Lush and taut at the same time. Drink now through 2010. 1,200 cases made. —James Molesworth
Jul. 27, 2005
ROCKBURN Pinot Noir Central Otago 2003
90 points, $30
Tangy and rich, with lovely, ripe strawberry and blackberry flavors supported by zingy acidity, all of it lasting nicely on the generous finish. Drink now through 2009. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 26, 2005
TALLEY Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley 2002
89 points, $25
A bold, rich, mouthcoating style, with ripe pear, apricot, spice, fresh earth and citrus flavors that pick up a nice touch of smoky-toasty oak on the finish. Drink now through 2006. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,014 cases made. —James Laube
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
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