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Oct. 04, 2005
ALDO CONTERNO Barolo Cicala 2001
94 points, $115
Loads of plum, berry and licorice character with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Beauty here. Tight and compacted. Lots going on here. Give it time. Best after 2008. 800 cases made. —James Suckling
Oct. 03, 2005
LES VINS DE VIENNE Hermitage Les Chirats de St.-Christophe 2003
95 points, $75
Gorgeous blackberry and boysenberry confiture aromas pull you in, then a palate of fruit paste, tar, graphite and violets keeps you locked in. Shows the tannic spine of the vintage, but the length and class of its pedigree. Best from 2007 through 2020. 10 —James Molesworth
Oct. 01, 2005
DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2003
96 points, $100
Gorgeous raspberry ganache and spice aromas give way to richly layered but silky smooth notes of boysenberry, blackberry, mocha, mineral and tar. Long, pure beam of fruit resonates through the finish. Fantastic purity and finesse for the vintage. Best fro —James Molesworth
Sep. 30, 2005
SEA SMOKE Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Ten 2003
93 points, $70
Excellent intensity, with pure ripe plum, wild berry, fresh earth and boysenberry flavors that are silky in the mouth and supported by firm tannins. There's a subtle richness and underlying layer of complexity that slowly shows itself. Drink now through 2 —James Laube
Sep. 29, 2005
MARCASSIN Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Marcassin Vineyard 2003
94 points, $90
Elegantly styled, with a tight, rich beam of ripe, buttery pear, fig and apricot flavors shaded by a touch of cedary oak with an apple blossom aroma. Tightens up on the finish, where a touch of chalk and mineral fold in. Drink now through 2008. 225 cases —James Laube
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