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Dec. 14, 2005
NOVY Syrah Russian River Valley Christensen Family Vineyard 2003
92 points, $32
Aromas of teriyaki beef jerky, white pepper and rich blackberry and wild berry fruit turns plush and concentrated on the palate. The texture is fleshy and reveals excellent depth and concentration, returning to beefy, peppery fruit. Drink now through 2010 —James Laube
Dec. 13, 2005
DOMAINE SERENE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Mark Bradford Vineyard 2002
93 points, $75
Lithe, polished and appealing for its juicy texture and brilliant plum, blueberry and delicately earthy aromas and flavors, picking up creamy vanilla notes as the silky finish persists. Drink now through 2014. 380 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Dec. 12, 2005
FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN Charmes-Chambertin 2002
92 points, $75
Great intensity here, with cherry, raspberry and spice notes, and the acidity is lively and well-integrated. It has fine length and harmony, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2007 through 2012. 40 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 10, 2005
PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS Brut Chardonnay Champagne Spécial Club 1998
92 points, $62
A refined Champagne, with a silky mousse and focused flavors of grapefruit, hazelnut and flowers. Very pure and well-put together, it glides to a long finish with a fruity aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 09, 2005
VERAISON Syrah Napa Valley Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyards 2003
92 points, $48
Delicious grapey wild berry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors are pure and focused, supple and elegant, with nuances of pepper, nutmeg and mocha, ending with a long, rich burst of ripe fruit and espresso bean. Drink now through 2009. 613 cases made. —James Laube
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