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Jun. 24, 2008
DUNHAM Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley X 2005
91 points, $45
Firm, focused and distinctive for its black fruit and tangy blood orange notes that mingle attractively on the finish. Hints of peppermint add a nice touch as the finish rolls on. Best from 2009 through 2015. 1,629 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jun. 23, 2008
MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
90 points, $35
Still firm, this red offers black cherry, mineral, licorice and tobacco flavors over solid tannins that dissolve on the finish, leaving floral and spicy notes. Foursquare and balanced. Drink now through 2011. 2,500 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jun. 21, 2008
SHAFER Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2006
92 points, $47
Rich and creamy, both in flavor and texture, this is bold and extracted, with fleshy fig, apricot and light nutmeg shadings. Yet for all its power this offers a sense of elegance and balance. Drink now through 2011. 6,500 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 20, 2008
ÁLVARO PALACIOS Priorat Les Terrasses 2005
90 points, $35
This plush red spills over with sweet cherry and berry flavors, accented by licorice, mountain herb and coffee. The tannins are firm, but the texture is fresh and lively. Drink now through 2014. 3,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Jun. 19, 2008
TURNBULL Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005
90 points, $45
Ripe and fleshy, with generous plum, black cherry and red cherry fruit that's intense and complex without being too powerful or overblown. Ends with firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012. 20,522 cases made. —James Laube
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