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Jul. 16, 2008
VIÑA SANTA RITA Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Casa Real 2004
90 points, $61
Structured and loamy for the vintage, though the cool harvest can be seen in the cedar, tobacco and sage notes. The fleshy palate shows subtle plum and currant fruit, and the long finish is carried by fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 c —James Molesworth
Jul. 15, 2008
KISTLER Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Durell Vineyard 2005
92 points, $70
Exotic, rich and complex aromatics of white peach, toasty oak, tangerine, nectarine, mineral and pebble, ending with a lively, elegant beam of fruit flavors that are long and lingering. Drink now through 2011. 1,830 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 14, 2008
COL SOLARE Columbia Valley 2005
93 points, $70
Supple, generous, long and distinctive for is spicy, smoky blackberry, cherry and plum flavors, expanding beautifully on the long, expressive finish. Has impressive persistence. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2009 through 2015. 7 —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 12, 2008
CHATEAU ST. JEAN Chardonnay Sonoma County Reserve 2005
92 points, $45
Honey, fig, butterscotch and melon get a nice smoky, toasty oak edge. Holds onto a tight core of smoky, fruity flavors that give this an exotic yet elegant mouthfeel. Drink now through 2011. 4,029 cases made. —James Laube
Jul. 11, 2008
MICHEL GONET Brut Rosé Champagne Comtesse Michèle Elyzabeth NV NV
92 points, $60
Graphite, toast, cherry and citrus aromas and flavors enliven this medium-bodied bubbly. It has a slight grain to its texture and lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
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