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Feb. 28, 2003: APALTAGUA Carmenère Colchagua Valley Grial 2000 (87 points, $35)

Alvaro Espinoza helps make this wine at this Chilean winery. This Carmenère is fresh and ebullient, with lively raspberry fruit, and a fleshy, round finish where the sweet fruit and smoky notes linger. Drink now. 422 cases made. —James Molesworth

Feb. 20, 2003: JOSEPH PHELPS Chardonnay Napa Valley Ovation 2000 (89 points, $44)

Fresh citrus, hazelnut and creamy fig flavors are elegant and well-balanced, building in intensity and complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2006. 1,500 cases made. —James Laube

Feb. 19, 2003: STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley S.L.V. (92 points, $100)

Another fine '99 from Stag's Leap, the S.L.V. is firm and intense, a muscular style, with cedary oak dominating the chewy core of earthy currant, anise, tobacco and sage. Finishes with thick, integrated tannins; needs short-term cellaring. Best from 2005 —James Laube

Feb. 18, 2003: SAINTSBURY Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2000 (90 points, $35)

This California Chardonnay is elegant and complex, weaving together a subtle array of ripe peach, apricot, dried fig and pretty, vanilla-scented oak. The best part is the finish, where the delicate flavors linger with vibrancy. Drink now through 2006. 1,5 —James Laube

Feb. 15, 2003: PATZ & HALL Chardonnay Napa Valley 2001 (90 points, $33)

Here's another California winery that has turned out a string of fine Chardonnays in recent years. A mix of rich, creamy pear, fig, honeysuckle and melon with a sense of elegance and finesse. Long, luxurious aftertaste. Drink now through 2006. 3,900 cases —James Laube

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