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Aug. 13, 2008
LUCA Chardonnay Altos de Mendoza 2006
90 points, $33
Rich but focused, with enticing yellow apple and grilled hazelnut notes followed by additional hints of toast, brioche and citrus fruits. Long, rich finish. Drink now through 2009. 1,600 cases made. —James Molesworth
Aug. 12, 2008
LAMBORGHINI Umbria Campoleone 2005
90 points, $55
Aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, soft, claylike minerals and flowers follow through to a silky, full-bodied palate, with quiet intensity and good length. Tannic and a little austere now. Best after 2011. 2,300 cases made. —James Suckling
Aug. 11, 2008
HEWITT Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005
94 points, $85
Intense and concentrated, big and expressive, with layers of ripe currant, plum, sage, pencil lead and black cherry, all flowing rather seamlessly. Tightly focused, this is rich without being heavy, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through —James Laube
Aug. 09, 2008
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007
91 points, $48
Smoky, savory dried berry, sage, cola and hints of anise and herb fold together in this sleek, trim, focused youngster. Medium- to full-bodied and well-proportioned, ending with a mix of fruit and cedary oak. Drink now through 2011. 3,567 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 08, 2008
STAGLIN Chardonnay Rutherford 2006
90 points, $75
Refreshing and clean, with snappy citrus, green apple and melon notes that unfold to reveal hints of clove, spice and floral scents. Complex and concentrated, this is a wine that can stand short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. —James Laube
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