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Jan. 29, 2005
MARTIN RAY Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District 2001
91 points, $70
A sturdy, muscular young wine, with dark chocolate, blackberry and currant flavors supported by a dense wall of oak and tannins. But given its size, it works, as the concentration and complexity keep the focus on the fruit, with a hint of vanilla bean on —James Laube
Jan. 28, 2005
SCHLOSS SCHÖNBORN Riesling Spätlese Rheingau Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Gräflich Schoenborn'scher Eigenbau 2003
91 points, $36
Lovely. Rich and opulent, exhibiting apricot, anise and citrus aromas and flavors on a round profile backed by a firm structure. It needs a little time to come together, but this will evolve nicely. Drink now through 2015. 300 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Jan. 27, 2005
JOSEPH DROUHIN Beaune Clos des Mouches 2002
91 points, $56
This lean, tightly wound, young red Burgundy is a compact expression of kirsch, mineral and spice with vibrant acidity and tannins as a backdrop. Very pure and elegant, it requires patience. Best from 2007 through 2018. 600 cases made. From Burgundy, Fran —Bruce Sanderson
Jan. 26, 2005
HILL CLIMBER Syrah Napa Valley Pilgrimage 2002
91 points, $40
This wine offers a bold beam of tightly focused blackberry, black currant, cola and plum fruit. Pretty violet and mineral nuances float along a supple texture, with harmonious toasty oak and stylish tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 240 cases —James Laube
Jan. 25, 2005
LADERA Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lone Canyon Vineyard 2001
91 points, $65
Scents of new leather, ripe currant and plum lead to a similar array of flavors. Well-structured, with a firm core of edgy tannins and lively acidity. Most impressive, though, is the long, rich, intense flavor, with a nice minerally edge. Best from 2006 t —James Laube
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