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Nov. 22, 2005
93 points, $50
Broad, rich and and deeply flavored red, with loads of mouthfilling dark plum, raspberry, cocoa and Vienna roast flavors. This shows an elegant side as well, which emerges on the long, long finish with mole and spice elements. Drink now through 2008. 4,80 —Kim Marcus
Nov. 21, 2005
JACQUESSON Extra Brut Champagne Avize Signature 1996
92 points, $75
A combination of intensity and finesse, this vinous style is dry, with biscuit, lemon, honey and almond flavors. It's firmly structured and creamy, with a touch of austerity on the finish. A Champagne for food. Drink now through 2012. 7,750 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 19, 2005
QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2002
93 points, $85
Firm and taut, with dusky spice and freshly ground pepper nuances to the dark berry, currant and cherry aromas and flavors, lingering impressively on the chewy finish. Doesn't have the pure fruit of previous vintages, but it should soften and broaden, dev —Harvey Steiman
Nov. 18, 2005
VIÑA MONTES Folly Santa Cruz 2003
93 points, $82
Dense, large-scale wine, with thick layers of blackberry, boysenberry, mocha and espresso flavors supported by lush, powerful tannins. Big, smoky, tarry finish. The oak is dominant now, but the stuffing is certainly here. One for the cellar. Syrah. Best f —James Molesworth
Nov. 17, 2005
CHARLES ELLNER Brut Champagne 2001
93 points, $64
An aroma of paraffin, then toast, almond and floral and citrus flavors take over in this dry, firm Champagne. It's aristocratic and elegant, with a fine texture and mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
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