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Jul. 04, 2008
ROBERT STEMMLER Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Nugent Vineyard 2005
90 points, $40
Fragrant, elegant and delicate, offering a pretty core of sour cherry candy, with hints of raspberry, fresh earth and supple plummy notes. Ends with a long, persistent, lingering finish. Drink now through. 2,300 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 03, 2008
VINE CLIFF Chardonnay Los Carneros 2006
91 points, $35
A rich, creamy-textured style, with layers of ripe fig, melon, apricot and jazzy smoky, toasty oak that gives this depth and complexity, with an expansive range of flavors. Drink now through 2011. 1,500 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 02, 2008
KISTLER Chardonnay Russian River Valley Vine Hill Vineyard 2005
93 points, $75
Aromatically complex, with a mix of ripe pear, fig, citrus and hazelnut flavors that are tightly focused, with lively acidity, excellent depth and balance and a long, lingering finish that keeps repeating the fruit and oak themes. Drink now through 2011. —James Laube
Jul. 01, 2008
ANDREW WILL Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2005
94 points, $58
Seamless and harmonious, with beautifully articulated, ripe black cherry, cassis and violet-tinged floral notes that mingle with hints of cedar and dark chocolate as the finish plays out against polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc —Harvey Steiman
Jun. 30, 2008
COMTE AUDOIN DE DAMPIERRE Brut Champagne Cuvée des Ambassadeurs NV NV
90 points, $44
Floral, apple, bread dough and lemon notes show intensity and linger nicely on the aftertaste. Light-bodied and balanced, with a firmly textured finish. Drink now through 2010. 10,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
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