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Nov. 05, 2004
WOLF FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001
92 points, $53
Offers a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse, with ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry, blackberry and spicy, floral scents. Intense and concentrated, with depth to the flavors and ripe, integrated tannins on the long finish. Best from 2006 through 2013 —James Laube
Nov. 04, 2004
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Quimera Mendoza 2002
91 points, $40
Lush yet racy, this is filled with boysenberry and raspberry compote flavors, followed by a live-wire minerally tang. Hints of violets and lavender chime in on the finish, where the dark fruit also continues its charge. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merl —James Molesworth
Nov. 03, 2004
VRANKEN Brut Champagne Demoiselle Tête de Cuvée 1996
92 points, $90
Gorgeous. Candied citrus, toast, coffee and hazelnut aromas and flavors unfold gracefully on the velvety texture, getting support from the firm yet well-integrated acidity. It finishes dry, with a mouthwatering intensity. Drink now through 2012. 1,000 ca —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 02, 2004
PAGO DEL AMA Syrah Viño de la Tierra de Castilla 2001
92 points, $75
This bold red shows an inky color and powerful aromas of game and black pepper, which lead to a thick, rich palate and flavors of blackberry, licorice, espresso, mineral and spice. More intense than polished, it has a savage beauty. Drink now through 2012 —Thomas Matthews
Nov. 01, 2004
J. & F. LURTON Chacayes Mendoza 2002
92 points, $75
Packed with dark fruit -- blackberry, currant, plum and fig -- held in check by a wall of dark, bittersweet cocoa and toast for now. But the finish shows flesh and concentration and the fruit follows the toast every step of the way, so let this blossom in —James Molesworth
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