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Jun. 07, 2006
PATZ & HALL Chardonnay Napa Valley 2004
91 points, $36
Aromas of honeysuckle, fig, pear and flowers carry over to the palate, where they are rich and concentrated and notably elegant and polished, finishing with a smoky, toasty oak aftertaste. Drink now through 2009. 3,865 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 06, 2006
LEONETTI Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2003
91 points, $70
Lithe and open, with refined tannins and juicy currant and blueberry flavors. Hints at spicy oak on the long, fine-grained finish, and ultimately comes off as a graceful, ageable red. Best from 2008 through 2015. 2,198 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jun. 05, 2006
PETER MICHAEL Chardonnay Knights Valley La Carrière 2004
91 points, $75
A subtle, polished young wine that offers glimpses of mineral, fig, apricot and melon that are rich and soothing, finishing with a creamy texture and long aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 1,080 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 03, 2006
BERINGER Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2004
91 points, $35
Rich and unctuous, with ripe, intense smoked pineapple, toasted cumin, hazelnut and nutmeg. Finishes with a solid dose of oak, but it holds together nicely. Drink now. 22,300 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 02, 2006
L'ECOLE NO. 41 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2003
92 points, $45
Lithe, restrained style downplays the up-front display of fruit and oak in favor of length and impressive refinement as the finish lingers on and on. It has red berry and dusky spice notes that morph into sweet leather, licorice and coffee character in th —Harvey Steiman
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