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Sep. 30, 2005
SEA SMOKE Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Ten 2003
93 points, $70
Excellent intensity, with pure ripe plum, wild berry, fresh earth and boysenberry flavors that are silky in the mouth and supported by firm tannins. There's a subtle richness and underlying layer of complexity that slowly shows itself. Drink now through 2 —James Laube
Sep. 29, 2005
MARCASSIN Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Marcassin Vineyard 2003
94 points, $90
Elegantly styled, with a tight, rich beam of ripe, buttery pear, fig and apricot flavors shaded by a touch of cedary oak with an apple blossom aroma. Tightens up on the finish, where a touch of chalk and mineral fold in. Drink now through 2008. 225 cases —James Laube
Sep. 28, 2005
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Malbec Mendoza Finca Mirador 2003
94 points, $85
This is a tower of raspberry and blackberry ganache, supported by riveting acidity. Piercing floral, graphite and mineral notes race along as well, extending the finish to a mouthwatering crescendo. A beautiful expression of fruit and terroir. Need —James Molesworth
Sep. 27, 2005
TAUPENOT-MERME Mazoyères-Chambertin 2003
92 points, $130
Lovely fruit here, showing black cherry, plum, earth and licorice notes, supported by a firm spine of tannins. Less opulent than its peers, with a vibrant structure and dense texture, this will be a struggle between the tannins and fruit in the end. Best —Bruce Sanderson
Sep. 26, 2005
DOMAINE ST.-PRÉFERT Châteauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Réserve 2003
92 points, $52
Perfumy style, with elegant red and black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors shaded by mineral, floral and toast hints. Long, supple finish is atypical for '03. Still, don't be fooled-there's stuffing here for cellaring too. Drink now through 2015. Taste —James Molesworth
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