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Jul. 21, 2003
AU BON CLIMAT Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley XX Anniversary Passant des Nuits-Blanches au Bouge 2000
92 points, $35
Opens with floral and sandalwood aromatics, then shows off a beam of smoky lemon, citrus, spicy pear, pineapple and anise flavors, finishing in a long, rich, elegant aftertaste. Firm acidity should give this wine a wider drinking window. Drink now through —James Laube
Jul. 18, 2003
CHATEAU ST. JEAN Chardonnay Sonoma County Reserve 2000
93 points, $45
Creamy-textured, with complex fig, pear, apricot and smoky oak flavors that build to a nice crescendo, turning elegant and rich on the finish, with a long, integrated aftertaste. Drink now through 2007. 1,800 cases made. Highly Recommended. —James Laube
Jul. 16, 2003
KISTLER Chardonnay Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2000
95 points, $60
Here's a classic California Chardonnay from one of the region's acclaimed producers. Ultrarich, almost syrupy, with a gorgeous core of ripe, buttery pear, honey, pineapple and citrus flavors that are amazingly well-focused. Finishes with a tight beam of f —James Laube
Jul. 12, 2003
DIDIER DAGUENEAU Pouilly-Fumé Silex 2001
94 points, $60
From one of the Loire's top producers comes this fantastic Sauvignon Blanc. Straw, melon, white peach and macadamia nut flavors glide along, while live-wire stone, mineral and lime notes ripple underneath, creating a terrific tug-of-war on the palate. Ver —James Molesworth
Jul. 08, 2003
KRACHER Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee Nouvelle Vague No. 7 2000
97 points, $70/375ml
From Austria comes this late-harvest Chardonnay. Not flamboyant, but concentrated and focused, its butterscotch, vanilla and apricot flavors unfolding bit by bit to coat the palate. Bright acidity lends support and keeps it all together. Endless finish. B —Bruce Sanderson
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