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Jul. 22, 2008
ROCHIOLI Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006
91 points, $50
Starts with subtle smoky pear, fig and citrus flavors and builds complexity, picking up rich mineral, marshmallow and light hazelnut flavors. Elegant and stylish. Drink now through 2011. 2,150 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 21, 2008
PIROUETTE Columbia Valley 2005
90 points, $55
Firm in texture, with grippy tannins around a glowing core of plum and blueberry fruit, shaded with earthy, cedary notes as the finish persists. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2010 through 2015. Tasted twice, with —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 19, 2008
BEAUX FRÈRES Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge The Upper Terrace 2006
94 points, $90
Elegant and refined, with a plush underpinning to the luscious raspberry, blackberry and black plum fruit, shaded with subtle hints of peppermint and a whiff of char as the finish sails on smoothly. Drink now through 2016. 1,191 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 18, 2008
QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005
94 points, $115
Richly aromatic, this brims with dark berry and currant aromas and flavors, shaded with espresso and dark chocolate overtones set against somewhat gritty tannins. A meaty note adds extra depth as the finish lingers on and on against the tannins. Best from —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 17, 2008
ERATH Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate Selection 2006
91 points, $32
Polished, focused and expressive, with red berry, cherry and floral aromas and flavors that pick up hints of roasted beet and a meaty note as the finish persists against refined tannins. Beautifully made and distinctive. Drink now through 2016. 8,000 case —Harvey Steiman
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