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$15 to $30

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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
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
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