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Feb. 26, 2004
CONCHA Y TORO Chardonnay Casablanca Valley Amelia 2002
90 points, $33
There's a load of pear, fig and papaya fruit here, but it's all held in check by ripe, racy acidity. A crackling mineral edge and floral and citrus peel notes lend further definition on the finish. Brief cellaring will allow this to round into form nicely —James Molesworth
Feb. 23, 2004
VALETTE FONTAINE El Principal Maipo Valley 2001
91 points, $40
Ripe and direct, with a wall of black currant, coffee, bittersweet chocolate ganache and toast aromas and flavors. Dense, but lots of sweet fruit here, this really stretches out in the glass. Firm yet focused, let this flesh out in the cellar. Cabernet Sa —James Molesworth
Feb. 19, 2004
FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO Irpinia Serpico 2001
94 points, $65
From southern Italy comes this bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and mineral character with hints of dried flowers. Full-bodied, with spicy fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy finish. This is fantastic. Give it time. B —James Suckling
Feb. 17, 2004
ALBAN Syrah Edna Valley Reva 2001
94 points, $44
Tremendous. Dark, dense, rich and concentrated, with layers of beef carpaccio, blackberry, wild berry, exotic peppery spices and touches of tar and herbs, finishing with a long, rich, detailed finish. Drink now through 2012. 1,450 cases made. Highly Reco —James Laube
Feb. 13, 2004
ALBAN Syrah Edna Valley Seymour's Vineyard 2001
95 points, $85
Dark, rich and concentrated, with a heady mix of beef, leather, spice, licorice and wild berry flavors that turn exotic and supple, finishing with a long, persistent aftertaste that keeps revealing extra flavor facets. Drink now through 2012. 275 cases ma —James Laube
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