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Aug. 31, 2006
MICHELE CASTELLANI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico I Castei Campo Casalin 2001
91 points, $72
A sturdy young Amarone, with good currant, spice and mineral character. Full-bodied, with firm, sturdy tannins and a long fruit and mineral finish. Modern interpretation of Amarone. Best after 2007. 1,200 cases made. —James Suckling
Aug. 30, 2006
WILLIAMS SELYEM Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2003
90 points, $39
Trim, compact and delicate, with detailed cherry, mineral, sage, herb and plum flavors shaded by a hint of toasty oak on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 1,175 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 29, 2006
CHÂTEAU DES FINES ROCHES Châteauneuf-du-Pape Fines Roches 2004
90 points, $60
Dark and lush, with blackberry and currant fruit followed by hints of prune, cocoa, tar and tobacco. Licorice and smoke on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 750 cases made. —James Molesworth
Aug. 28, 2006
CHÂTEAU FUISSÉ Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2004
90 points, $49
Big and powerful, this white offers concentrated honey, peach and fennel notes. It's deceptive, remaining persistent and firm, despite its richness. A hint of spice from the oak lingers on the finish. Drink now. 450 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 26, 2006
SHERWIN FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2003
92 points, $85
Firm and intense, with aromas of melted chocolate, dried currant, herb, sage and cedary oak. For all its size and concentration, it remains elegant and balanced, finishing with integrated tannins and hints of mineral and sage. Best from 2007 through 2013. —James Laube
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