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Nov. 02, 2005
FÉLICIEN DIFFONTY & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Vatican Sixtine Réserve 2003
95 points, $55
A superb core of blackberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit stands amidst cocoa, mineral, licorice and tar flavors. Densely structured but perfectly ripe, with a long finish that cascades with both fruit and terroir. Awesome for its power and —James Molesworth
Nov. 01, 2005
CLOS DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
97 points, $68
Lilting and perfumy, with a grace that belies the vintage, this offers layer upon layer of raspberry, boysenberry, floral, mineral and mocha flavors that glide to a long, silky, refined finish. So seductive, you almost miss how powerful it is--a masterful —James Molesworth
Oct. 31, 2005
DALLA VALLE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002
94 points, $100
A tremendous wine—rich, intense and powerful, yet exhibiting wonderful balance and finesse, with a tightly wound core of earthy currant, blackberry, mineral, lead pencil and cedary oak. Despite its considerable size and density, the flavors gush through —James Laube
Oct. 29, 2005
THIERRY GERMAIN Saumur-Champigny Domaine des Roches Neuves La Marginale 2002
92 points, $38
Shows some ambitious toast, but has terrifically fleshy plum, boysenberry, cocoa and mineral notes to back it up. Long and powerful through the finish, this wine is just starting to hit its stride. It has become a benchmark for Cabernet Franc. Drink now t —James Molesworth
Oct. 28, 2005
JOSEPH PHELPS Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus 2002
92 points, $175
Enticing aromas of currant, mocha and stone carry over to the palate, giving it a decidedly minerally edge. But those pebbly notes give it a unique flavor profile and it's supported by firm, chewy tannins. Best to decant now. Best from 2007 through 2012. —James Laube
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