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Aug. 16, 2005
EHLERS ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 1886 2002
92 points, $75
Deliciously rich and polished, with tiers of spicy currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit that's sharply focused. The tannins are ripe and firm and it takes on an earthy, mineral and minty-herbal edge on the finish. Best from 2007 through 2013. 409 ca —James Laube
Aug. 15, 2005
PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES Ribera del Duero Reserva 2000
92 points, $45
Bold and fruity, full of sweet oak, this modern-style red is plush and deep. It's still very fresh and young, with only hints of mineral and cedar to indicate the beginning of maturation. Not a blockbuster, but the structure is firm enough for continued a —Thomas Matthews
Aug. 13, 2005
PIPER-HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne 1998
92 points, $55
Seductive aromas and flavors of toast, lead pencil and candied berries reflect the creamy texture and ample, full-bodied frame. Still, there's enough citrus and mineral accents to keep it dynamic and complex. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 12, 2005
W.H. SMITH WINES Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Maritime Vineyard 2003
97 points, $45
A gorgeous wine, rich, smooth and seamless, with layers of complex creamy cherry, wild berry and plum shaded by mocha-laced oak that is neatly integrated. The tannins are ripe and supple, the aftertaste fascinating. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, w —James Laube
Aug. 11, 2005
DOMAINE ST.-PRÉFERT Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2004
92 points, $53
Big and juicy up front, with lots of mango, white peach and green almond flavors supported by a vibrant, stony spine. Lovely, minerally finish lets the fruit linger. Excellent range and focus here, and it gains vibrancy as it opens in the glass. Drink now —James Molesworth
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