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Sep. 15, 2007
ZIND-HUMBRECHT Gewürztraminer Alsace Wintzenheim 2005
92 points, $40
This deeply colored dry white is loaded with layers of star fruit, grapefruit, rose, cream and spice, all underscored by a lightly smoky mineral element. The firm structure and defined acidity are filled in by the fleshy texture, with a lingering finish o —Bruce Sanderson
Sep. 14, 2007
ROAR Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2005
93 points, $50
Smooth and supple-textured, with a mix of smoky cherry, plum and raspberry-laced fruit that's deep and plush, ending with a long, tight, harmonious finish. Drink now through 2011. 406 cases made. —James Laube
Sep. 13, 2007
CLIFF LEDE Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2005
92 points, $50
Plush and concentrated, yet elegant and stylish, with vivid black cherry, blackberry and black currant fruit that provides a tight, ripe focus. Picks up nice loamy earth and cedary oak character on the finish, where the flavors are pure and persistent. Dr —James Laube
Sep. 12, 2007
ALAIN VOGE St.-Péray Fleur de Crussol 2004
91 points, $52
Ripe, round and juicy, with lovely persimmon, fig, pear and piecrust notes backed by a long, creamy finish. There's also a bright minerality underneath it all, adding to the definition. Drink now. 665 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sep. 11, 2007
SEA SMOKE Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Botella 2005
91 points, $40
Firm, ripe and spicy, with a mix of dark fruits, blackberry and wild berry, with an attractive floral scent. Gains richness and depth while holding its focus. The tannins provide structure and a nice mouthfeel. Drink now through 2011. 1,250 cases made. —James Laube
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