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Dec. 19, 2007
CHALK HILL Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2005
90 points, $45
Refreshing, intense and vibrant, with a mix of spice, floral, fig and apricot flavors that are rich, deep and complex, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. —James Laube
Dec. 18, 2007
LES VINS DE VIENNE St.-Joseph White L'Élouède 2005
91 points, $34
Buttery up front, this offers more stone fruit and melon notes as it opens, with a long, creamy finish that shows a nice flash of minerality. Modern, with a very pure display of fruit. Drink now through 2009. 650 cases made. —James Molesworth
Dec. 17, 2007
BRANSON COACH HOUSE Shiraz Barossa Valley Greenock Block Single Vineyard 2005
93 points, $60
Smooth and polished, with lots of raspberry and black cherry flavors playing beautifully against plush tannins, the flavors lingering on the finish as they pick up black plum and spice notes. Drink now through 2015. 1,050 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Dec. 15, 2007
BODEGAS TORREDEROS Ribera del Duero Selección 2004
93 points, $46
Solid and balanced, this red is four-square and direct, with unadorned flavors of plum, black cherry, mineral and smoke. No flash here, but plenty of substance and depth. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
Dec. 14, 2007
CHARLES ELLNER Brut Champagne Séduction 1999
92 points, $65
This shows refinement. The mousse is supple and the structure bright, providing the stage for roasted almond, mushroom and toast flavors. Has fine length, with a chalklike sensation on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
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