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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
Oct. 27, 2005
HUGEL Riesling Alsace Hommage à Jean Hugel 1998
92 points, $56
At its peak, this boasts apricot, nectarine and citrus flavors, an opulent texture, yet good underlying acidity that refreshes the finish and keeps pumping the flavors through the long, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. 450 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Oct. 26, 2005
PASCAL JOLIVET Sancerre Exception 2003
92 points, $80
Big Sancerre, with earth, smoke, gooseberry, lemon rind and chive flavors that course through a richly layered finish. Long and authoritative. Drink now through 2006. 500 cases made. —James Molesworth
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