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Jul. 28, 2006
HEIDSIECK MONOPOLE Brut Champagne Diamant Bleu 1996
94 points, $125
Wonderful ripe aromas of butterscotch, peach, lemon and malt turn deeper, spicier and smokier on the palate. It's all focused by vibrant acidity that interplay with the creamy texture. This tastes ready, but should develop over the next decade. Long, nutt —Bruce Sanderson
Jul. 27, 2006
SHAFER Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2004
94 points, $43
Bold, ripe and delicious, with tiers of citrus-laced pear, pineapple, lemon drop and nectarine, yet for all its richness and depth, this is an elegantly styled wine that is graceful and polished. Drink now through 2009. 6,000 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 26, 2006
FORADORI Vigneti delle Dolomiti Granato 2003
93 points, $60
Gorgeous aromas of crushed fruit and fresh flowers. Turns to black licorice and berries. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit, fine tannins and a long, juicy finish. Give it a few years. Voluptuous. Best after 2008. 3,300 cases made. —James Suckling
Jul. 25, 2006
PODERE BRIZIO Brunello di Montalcino 2003
92 points, $55
Complex aromas of prune, berry and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very ripe underlying fruit, hints of vanilla and a long finish. Best ever from here. Best after 2008. 1,400 cases made. —James Suckling
Jul. 24, 2006
CHÂTEAU LA COUSPAUDE St.-Emilion 2003
91 points, $50
Aromas of blackberry, chocolate and toasted oak follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Refined and silky for the vintage. Best after 2007. 3,330 cases made. —James Suckling
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