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$15 to $30

4051 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.
Sep. 11, 2004
CIMICKY Shiraz Barossa Valley Trumps 2002
89 points, $17
Supple, round and generous, with a gently spicy edge to the toasty blackberry and cherry flavors, all of it persisting onto a long finish. Needs to resolve some of the oak and tannins. Best after 2006. 5,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 30, 2004
DOMAINE DU CLOSEL Savennières Clos du Papillon 2002
91 points, $27
This Loire Valley white (made from Chenin Blanc) has an alluring gold-amber color, with ginger root, green almond, fig and orange blossom flavors. Rich and long, with a juicy, yet bracing finish. Drink now through 2008. 1,500 cases made. —James Molesworth
Aug. 28, 2004
ALLAN SCOTT Chardonnay Marlborough 2002
90 points, $15
This New Zealand Chardonnay is polished, striking a wonderful balance between ripe, spicy pear and caramel against a lovely zing of acidity, letting the flavors linger persistently. Drink now through 2008. 20,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 26, 2004
WORTHY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sophia's Cuvee 2001
93 points, $27
A newcomer, this Cabernet is appealing for its exuberant display of ripe, fleshy blackberry and wild berry fruit. It adds a pretty touch of floral and cedar nuances before revealing its depth, richness and concentration on a long, persistent, impressive a —James Laube
Aug. 25, 2004
ORIGIN-NAPA Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Gamble Vineyard 2002
93 points, $25
Here's an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from a new California winery. Concentrated, with a noteworthy balance and delineation to the rich, structured core of mineral, melon, green apple and tart citrus flavors that stay fresh and vibrant on a lively, focuse —James Laube
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