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Jun. 26, 2008
DOMAINE GIRAUD Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2005
92 points, $40
Very dark and juicy, with lots of boysenberry, fig and blackberry fruit backed by ganache, dark licorice, roasted vanilla bean and a long, structured finish, where a nice hint of black tea chimes in. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2009 through —James Molesworth
Jun. 25, 2008
DIERBERG Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2007
92 points, $42
Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and elegant, with a stylish mix of earthy raspberry, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's complex and concentrated, offering depth and length. Drink now through 2013. 4,700 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 24, 2008
DUNHAM Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley X 2005
91 points, $45
Firm, focused and distinctive for its black fruit and tangy blood orange notes that mingle attractively on the finish. Hints of peppermint add a nice touch as the finish rolls on. Best from 2009 through 2015. 1,629 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jun. 23, 2008
MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
90 points, $35
Still firm, this red offers black cherry, mineral, licorice and tobacco flavors over solid tannins that dissolve on the finish, leaving floral and spicy notes. Foursquare and balanced. Drink now through 2011. 2,500 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jun. 21, 2008
SHAFER Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2006
92 points, $47
Rich and creamy, both in flavor and texture, this is bold and extracted, with fleshy fig, apricot and light nutmeg shadings. Yet for all its power this offers a sense of elegance and balance. Drink now through 2011. 6,500 cases made. —James Laube
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