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Aug. 15, 2006
DOMAINE SERENE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Winery Hill 2003
92 points, $75
Firm and round, generous with its dark-toned blackberry and currant flavors, shaded with smoke and a distinct minerality as the finish sails on and on, remaining supple through it all. Drink now through 2013. 570 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 14, 2006
ALLEGRINI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000
92 points, $76
A minerally red, with ripe forest fruits, steely minerals and a hint of lavender. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a firm, minerally finish. Superclean Amarone. Best after 2006. 11,500 cases made. —James Suckling
Aug. 12, 2006
PENNER-ASH Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Goldschmidt Vineyard 2004
92 points, $55
Smooth and round, with lovely ripe cherry and spice aromas and flavors that play themselves out generously despite a hint of an earthy, slightly Aspirin-like note on the long finish. Best from 2008 through 2014. 200 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 11, 2006
DOMAINE SERENE Chardonnay Willamette Valley Dijon Clones Côte Sud Vineyard 2003
91 points, $40
Supple and generous, a lithe mouthful of subtly spicy pear and grapefruit flavors, lingering beautifully on the well-formed finish. Drink now through 2011. 650 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 10, 2006
CHANTE CIGALE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2003
91 points, $40
Dark and ripe, with black licorice, plum, tar and tobacco notes backed by muscular structure. Fleshy and concentrated, this increases its power and depth on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
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