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$15 to $30

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Mar. 28, 2001
BYRON Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Byron Vineyard 1997
89 points, $22
This late release '97 Chardonnay is rich and earthy, with a tight range of anise, pear, guava and citrus flavors that slowly unfold, revealing added flavor nuances and depth. Drink now through 2005. 19,000 cases made. —James Laube
Mar. 23, 2001
TIKAL Malbec Altos de Mendoza Amorío 1999
91 points, $27
From Ernesto Catena comes one of the best Argentinean reds we've tasted. This shows the more briery, coffeelike side of Malbec, with gorgeous plum, raspberry and cinnamon flavors. Chewy and dense on the finish, with tongue-coating tannins. Needs a little —James Molesworth
Mar. 20, 2001
JOH. JOS. PRÜM Riesling Kabinett Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr 1999
91 points, $21
From a Mosel estates comes an outstanding Riesling. Beautifully displayed elements of slate, peach and citrus blossom -- all integrated and suspended on a feathery, open texture. No shortage of concentration though, followed by a lingering finish. Drink n —Bruce Sanderson
Mar. 13, 2001
FOPPIANO Petite Sirah Sonoma County 1998
91 points, $20
A dazzling wine, dark, rich and exuberant, with layers of peppery plum, black cherry and blueberry fruit that turn lush, with smooth tannins. Drink now through 2008. 8,000 cases made. —James Laube
Mar. 07, 2001
LANDMARK Chardonnay Sonoma-Santa Barbara-Monterey Counties Overlook
92 points, $25
Smooth, rich and creamy, with a pretty array of spice, pear, apple, tangerine, pineapple, fig and guava, staying tightly focused, turning elegant and sophisticated. Drink now through 2005. 18,000 cases made. —James Laube
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