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Jan. 05, 2006
PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Raymond Roure 2005
91 points, $43
This gushes with chocolate-covered cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, but never gets jammy thanks to racy acidity and plenty of tobacco, iron and tar flavors. Long, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2015. 700 cases made. —James Molesworth
Jan. 04, 2006
TWO HANDS Shiraz McLaren Vale Lily's Garden 2004
94 points, $50
Lithe, almost elegant, with impressive depth of flavor and fine texture. The flavors center on blackberry, cherry, dried tomato, exotic spices and mineral notes as the finish sails on and on against refined tannins. Best from 2007 through 2016. 1,500 case —Harvey Steiman
Jan. 03, 2006
S.A. HUËT Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 1ère Trie 2003
93 points, $55
Wonderfully creamy, with guava, mango, green tea, ginger and honey notes that glide along while filigreed acidity and fine minerality chime in on the finish. Starts with lush fruit, but leaves an elegant impression behind. Drink now through 2015. 1,280 ca —James Molesworth
Jan. 02, 2006
DE TRAFFORD Shiraz Stellenbosch 2004
94 points, $65
Exotic and thoroughly ripe, this offers a gorgeous display of blackberry, blueberry, fig and currant fruit backed by cocoa, graphite and mineral flavors. Powerful and rich but never heady, the pure fruit just sails on through the finish. Drink now through —James Molesworth
Dec. 31, 2005
DUMOL Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2003
92 points, $45
Layers of rich, unctuous fruit, with tiers of fig, apricot, melon and light cedary oak, it offers lots of depth and dimension on the finish, where the flavors keep unfolding. Drink now through 2008. 2,575 cases made. —James Laube
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