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Jan. 18, 2005
PAX Syrah North Coast Cuvée Keltie 2002
93 points, $65
Dark-hued, with rich, intense, deeply concentrated fruit built around a core of dense blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors that flow across the palate. This deeply concentrated wine isn't shy about its tannins, either, yet they're ripe and integr —James Laube
Jan. 17, 2005
RED CAR Syrah Napa Valley The Fight Richard Perry Vineyard 2002
93 points, $55
Smooth-textured, with a wealth of flavor, offering tiers of raspberry, wild berry, cassis, currant and sage, picking up hints of white pepper, spice and finishing with a long, intricate aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. 198 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Jan. 15, 2005
SWITCHBACK RIDGE Petite Sirah Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2002
93 points, $50
Dark and immense, with a lively medley of black cherry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors that are rich and vivid, offering a purity of fruit along with depth and concentration, ending with a complex and well-integrated aftertaste. Drink now through 2012 —James Laube
Jan. 14, 2005
FRANZ KÜNSTLER Riesling Spätlese Rheingau Hochheimer Kirchenstück 2003
93 points, $38
Tasting more like a Mosel '03, this is floral, with lime and slate notes on an airy testure. Lovely wine, with zip and balance, if atypical for the Rheingau. Drink now through 2015. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Jan. 13, 2005
SIDURI Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Clos Pepe Vineyard 2003
93 points, $52
Ripe, rich and lively, with a zesty medley of plum, blackberry, blueberry and hints of raspberry. Tightly focused, with delicate oak shadings peeking through, this is a wonderful expression of Pinot Noir fruit. Drink now through 2008. 88 cases made. From —James Laube
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