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$15 to $30

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Nov. 06, 1999
GALLO OF SONOMA Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Frei Ranch Vineyard 1997
90 points, $18
Here's an outstanding California Zinfandel that's also reasonable in terms of price and availability. It's dark, ripe, rich and complex, with concentrated cherry, plum, blackberry, cedar and spice and a long, rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2006. 10,00
Oct. 29, 1999
CHATEAU ST. JEAN Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Cinq Cépages
95 points, $28
"Dense", "rich" and "complex" describes this '96 California Cabernet, with its layers of currant, mineral, plum, cherry and toasty oak and its broad, intense and deeply flavorful finish. An extraordinary wine, scoring classic, and well-priced. To be relea
Oct. 18, 1999
90 points, $20
This ambitious Rioja shows a deep, opaque color, deep, almost charred aromas of coffee and toast, and is firmly tannic on the palate, with ripe flavors of coffee, plum, prune and licorice. The wood notes are dominant now, but it has the concentration to i
Oct. 16, 1999
MONTES Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Montes Alpha 1997
88 points, $18
This ripe, rich Chilean Cabernet marries concentrated flavors with voluptuous texture. It delivers plum, prune, dark chocolate and cola flavors, with ripe, full tannins and a clean, sweet finish. Drink now through 2004. 30,000 cases made.
Oct. 15, 1999
DOMAINE TEMPIER Bandol Cuvee Speciale La Tourtine 1996
92 points, $28
Made from mostly Mourvedre, this Provençal red is from one of the region's top wineries. The '96 La Tourtine is a gorgeous and powerful red, with loads of ripe plum, berry and chocolate flavors and layers of deliciously rich spice elements like cardamon
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