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Jan. 15, 2007
COLUMBIA CREST Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Valley 2003
90 points, $35
Ripe and spicy, with an earthy edge to the blackberry and cherry flavors, finishing with distinction. The crisp tannins could use some time to soften. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2008 through 2011. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jan. 13, 2007
JOSEPH PHELPS Syrah Napa Valley 2003
92 points, $35
Dark, rich and smooth, with firm, ripe, intense pepper, wild berry and sage notes that are complex and concentrated, finishing with a long, vivid burst of ripe fruit. Best from 2009 through 2013. 1,000 cases made. —James Laube
Jan. 12, 2007
CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT Pessac-Léognan White 2003
91 points, $92
Aromas of lime, lemon and mineral. Full-bodied, with subtle undertones of vanilla and honey and a long finish. A beauty. Best after 2007. 580 cases made. —James Suckling
Jan. 11, 2007
LAGIER MEREDITH Syrah Mount Veeder 2004
91 points, $50
Firm, intense and richly flavored, with chewy, peppery notes joining ripe plum and spicy herb and sage. Clean and refreshing on the finish. Drink now through 2013. 700 cases made. —James Laube
Jan. 10, 2007
ALCINA Syrah Los Carneros Las Madres Vineyard 2005
91 points, $45
A bit reduced, very dense and concentrated, with grape, tarry, herb, rhubarb and blueberry fruit that's rich and complex, finishing with a burst of complex flavors and firm but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2012. 240 cases made. —James Laube
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