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Jul. 05, 2008
RIDGE Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2006
90 points, $40
Smooth, rich and creamy, complex and concentrated, with layers of spice, fig, honeysuckle and honeydew melon. Clean and refreshing, with light oak shadings. Not quite at the level of 2005, but give this a little time. Best from 2009 through 2013. 2,000 ca —James Laube
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
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