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Nov. 12, 2005
MATRIARCH Napa Valley 2002
93 points, $75
Wonderful aromatics, with rich cassis, kirsch and blackberry. Both intense and concentrated, this shows a suppleness at midpalate that lets the flavors glide across the finish. It ends with excellent structure and a touch of cedar. Best from 2007 through —James Laube
Nov. 11, 2005
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec Mendoza Alta 2002
93 points, $45
Deftly toasted, with vanilla and mocha suavely intertwined with lush plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit. Long, plush and smoky through the finish, with the fruit taking an encore. A beauty. Drink now through 2008. 4,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Nov. 10, 2005
JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE St.-Joseph 2001
92 points, $45
Gorgeous aromas of crushed plums and violets herald this ripe, lush offering, with streamlined cassis, plum and boysenberry fruit intertwined with toast and mineral notes. Shows the ripeness of '03, but stays remarkably fresh. Drink now through 2015. 450 —James Molesworth
Nov. 09, 2005
SHAFER Relentless Napa Valley 2002
94 points, $62
A tremendous wine from the start, with captivating aromas of rich currant, beef, blackberry and wild berry. Tightly focused and impeccably balanced, this offers wonderful complexity and depth with a long, rich, intense finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drin —James Laube
Nov. 08, 2005
JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Hermitage 2003
92 points, $185
Alluring aromas of fig, cocoa and dried currant give way to a slightly firm but admirably ripe palate of black fruits, mineral, toast and game. Structured but fine-grained finish. A terrific effort in this difficult vintage. Best from 2006 through 2015. 1 —James Molesworth
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