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Dec. 17, 2005
CONCHA Y TORO Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor 2002
92 points, $47
and focused, with a pure beam of black currant and plum fruit, layered with cocoa, mineral, loam, tobacco and toast. Ripe, smoky finish, with impressive structure for the vintage. Drink now through 2010. —James Molesworth
Dec. 16, 2005
DOMAINE DU VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2003
93 points, $45
Tight at first, but quickly picks up steam in the glass, with dark cherry, plum, tobacco, pepper, mineral and hot stone notes pumping through the long, fruit- and terroir-filled finish. Really fleshes out nicely, with velvety tannins that are atypi —James Molesworth
Dec. 15, 2005
VAN DUZER Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Dijon Blocks 2003
92 points, $38
A seductive style, very ripe and rich in flavor, with polished texture to carry the smoky, spicy black cherry and dark berry flavors through the long, generous finish. Drink now through 2013. 300 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Dec. 14, 2005
NOVY Syrah Russian River Valley Christensen Family Vineyard 2003
92 points, $32
Aromas of teriyaki beef jerky, white pepper and rich blackberry and wild berry fruit turns plush and concentrated on the palate. The texture is fleshy and reveals excellent depth and concentration, returning to beefy, peppery fruit. Drink now through 2010 —James Laube
Dec. 13, 2005
DOMAINE SERENE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Mark Bradford Vineyard 2002
93 points, $75
Lithe, polished and appealing for its juicy texture and brilliant plum, blueberry and delicately earthy aromas and flavors, picking up creamy vanilla notes as the silky finish persists. Drink now through 2014. 380 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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