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Feb. 13, 2007
LEWIS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004
93 points, $80
A showy, fleshy youngster, showing supple currant, anise and blackberry, with hints of mocha. Intense and concentrated. The flavors are long and persistent on the finish, with firm but ripe tannins that let the flavors push through. Best from 2008 through —James Laube
Feb. 12, 2007
CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE Pessac-Léognan White 2003
93 points, $55
Apple, honey and lemon character. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and a lemon rind, spice and honey aftertaste. Needs some time to open. Excellent. Best after 2007. 5,000 cases made. —James Suckling
Feb. 10, 2007
SPRING VALLEY Uriah Walla Walla Valley 2004
93 points, $50
Lithe, refined and deftly balanced to show off its smoky blueberry compote and cherry flavors, which last on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are refined, but tightly packed. Needs time in the cellar to flower. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sau —Harvey Steiman
Feb. 09, 2007
TURLEY Petite Syrah Napa Valley Hayne Vineyard 2004
93 points, $75
Dark, rich, dense and loamy. Reduced now, but has great structure, with loads of ripe, concentrated blackberry and huckleberry flavors that are complex and expansive, finishing with a burst of flavor and ample tannins. Drink now through 2013. —James Laube
Feb. 08, 2007
DUMOL Pinot Noir Sonoma County Green Valley Aidan 2004
92 points, $72
Beautifully crafted, with a taut band of Pinot fruit built around a beam of vivid black cherry and wild raspberry. Finishes with firm tannins and a hint of stems, but also rich, earthy fruit flavors. Best from 2008 through 2011. 476 cases made. —James Laube
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