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Nov. 10, 2004
KISTLER Chardonnay Carneros Hudson Vineyard 2001
91 points, $82
Deep, rich and concentrated, with a complex range of ripe pear, citrus, fresh earth, herb and sage flavors that are well-focused and persistent, leading to a long, supple, harmonious aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 945 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Nov. 09, 2004
PALOMA Merlot Spring Mountain District 2002
93 points, $51
Ripe, rich, juicy and polished, with layers of currant, black cherry and plum that are deeply concentrated, elegant and lively. A light overlay of toasty, mocha-scented oak adds another flavor dimension, and the flavors linger on a long, zesty aftertaste. —James Laube
Nov. 08, 2004
THE FOUNDRY Syrah Western Cape 2002
90 points, $40
Good blast of blackberry and black currant fruit here, with streamlined vanilla bean, cocoa and mineral notes as well. Nice taut finish shows a hint of garrigue. Well done. Drink now through 2006. 550 cases made. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
Nov. 06, 2004
SADIE FAMILY Columella Swartland 2002
91 points, $60
Lots of blackberry, raspberry and black fig confiture notes, supported by muscular cocoa, pepper, toast and licorice notes. Lots going on here, though a slightly hard-edged note in the end holds it back for now. Let it assimilate in the cellar. Syrah and —James Molesworth
Nov. 05, 2004
WOLF FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001
92 points, $53
Offers a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse, with ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry, blackberry and spicy, floral scents. Intense and concentrated, with depth to the flavors and ripe, integrated tannins on the long finish. Best from 2006 through 2013 —James Laube
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