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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
Aug. 25, 2006
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard 2004
93 points, $52
Firm, intense and concentrated, with a strong tea-laced tannic backbone and tightly wound black cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit. Hints of mineral, pebble, herb and sage join in on the finish. Drink now through 2011. 212 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 24, 2006
BENNETT LANE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Primus Reserve 2003
93 points, $85
Amazing fruit flavors, with dense, chocolate-covered cherries, nutmeg, wild berry and kirsch that are intense, deftly balanced and framed by spicy, cedary oak. The flavors are intense and persistent on the finish, with a long, vibrant aftertaste. Best fro —James Laube
Aug. 23, 2006
FOXEN Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sea Smoke Vineyard 2004
94 points, $62
Vibrant blueberry and wild berry flavors are joined by rich toasty oak, making it a near perfect marriage of ripe fruit and wood. Supple, balanced and concentrated, this gains momentum, with a long, refreshing aftertaste. Drink now through 2009. 400 cases —James Laube
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