With a track record of excellence, it's no surprise the Beringer Private Reserve rates highly in the '99 vintage. Complex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich, concentrated yet elegant presentation. Turns smo —James Laube
Stunning. Rich, off-dry and laced with smoke, apricot, honey and mineral aromas and flavors, all backed by a vibrant structure. This transcends grape variety, revealing the stamp of earth where it is grown. Beautifully expressed. Drink now through 2010. 2 —Bruce Sanderson
Ultrasmooth, a seductive wine that turns you on with its silky tannins, rich and ripe fruit, great concentration and sweet flavors. Full-bodied, this great red brings joy as its black fruit, toasted and smoky notes, mineral and other complex aromas all co —Per-Henrik Mansson
Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases mad —James Suckling
Phenomenal for the vintage. Dark colored and superconcentrated. Aromas of roses, cherries, minerals and spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a superrich, long finish. Better than the 1997, which received 93 points. Best after 2004. 2,330 cases ma —James Suckling
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