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$15 to $30

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May. 21, 2005
DOMINGOS ALVES DE SOUSA Touriga Nacional Douro Quinta do Vale da Raposa 2003
89 points, $20
Firm, fresh and fruity, with red plum, raspberry and licorice and shadings of mineral and smoke. Medium- to full-bodied but not overpowering, with a peppery finish. A delicious expression of Touriga. Drink now through 2007. 900 cases made. —Kim Marcus
May. 20, 2005
VIÑA MEIN Ribeiro 2003
90 points, $19
Alluring aromas of minerals, wild herbs and the sea give way to crisp, focused flavors of citrus, mineral and fresh herbs in this intense, distinctive white. Not a blockbuster, but a delicious food wine. Treixadura, Godello and others. Drink now. 3,000 ca —Thomas Matthews
May. 19, 2005
CORTES DE CÍMA Touriga Nacional Alentejo 2002
91 points, $20
Decadent and powerful, with a meaty, gamy aroma backed by deep plum and dark cherry flavors. Mocha and roasted notes fill the long finish, with plenty of licorice. Reminiscent of a Châteauneuf. Drink now. 12,062 cases made. —Kim Marcus
May. 18, 2005
LANDMARK Syrah Sonoma Valley Steel Plow El Farolito Vineyard 2002
90 points, $22
Dark, immense and deeply concentrated, with a complex, penetrating range of white pepper, beef carpaccio, plum and wild berry, supported by a firm, dry layer of tannins that make decanting a necessity. Best from 2007 through 2013. 880 cases made. —James Laube
May. 17, 2005
FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 2002
91 points, $27
Tight now, with vibrant acidity and firm tannins wrapped around a core of pure cherry. Balanced and elegant, with freshness and a long finish. Best from 2007 through 2020. 150 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
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