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Nov. 19, 2005
QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2002
93 points, $85
Firm and taut, with dusky spice and freshly ground pepper nuances to the dark berry, currant and cherry aromas and flavors, lingering impressively on the chewy finish. Doesn't have the pure fruit of previous vintages, but it should soften and broaden, dev —Harvey Steiman
Nov. 18, 2005
VIÑA MONTES Folly Santa Cruz 2003
93 points, $82
Dense, large-scale wine, with thick layers of blackberry, boysenberry, mocha and espresso flavors supported by lush, powerful tannins. Big, smoky, tarry finish. The oak is dominant now, but the stuffing is certainly here. One for the cellar. Syrah. Best f —James Molesworth
Nov. 17, 2005
CHARLES ELLNER Brut Champagne 2001
93 points, $64
An aroma of paraffin, then toast, almond and floral and citrus flavors take over in this dry, firm Champagne. It's aristocratic and elegant, with a fine texture and mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 16, 2005
CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne Champagne Charlie 1985
96 points, $125
Intense and concentrated with flavors of coffee, candied berry and citrus and vanilla pastry, this is a hedonist's Champagne. Full, lush and firm, it saturates the palate and the finish goes on and on. Ideal to enjoy now. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cas —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 15, 2005
CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne Réserve NV
92 points, $40
Seductive toast, coffee and hazelnut aromas and flavors highlight this medium-bodied, elegant bubbly. It's intense, yet graceful, with balance and a long, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Would serve well as an aperitif or with food. Drink now through 2010. 4,7 —Bruce Sanderson
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