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Apr. 19, 2003: SIDURI Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2001 (92 points, $33)

This California Pinot Noir has wonderful complexity and aromatics, with floral, plum and black cherry, blackberry and huckleberry fruit that's elegantly styled, finishing with a long, rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2007. 665 cases made. Highly Recomme —James Laube

Apr. 18, 2003: PLANETA Sicilia Cometa 2001 (92 points, $32)

This outstanding wine from one of southern Italy's top producers is made from the Fiano grape. Fantastic aromas of peaches and mangos, with hints of papaya and minerals. Full-bodied, with lovely fresh acidity and glorious fruit character on the finish. Su —James Suckling

Apr. 15, 2003: FRANZ HIRTZBERGER Riesling Smaragd Trocken Wachau Spitzer Singerriedel 2001 (92 points, $75)

Piercing scents of ripe apple and quince mark this rich, elegant Austrian Riesling, broadening to reveal warm brioche and mineral elements. Well-structured and intense, with a citrus accent firming up the finish. Drink now through 2010. 150 cases imported —Bruce Sanderson

Apr. 09, 2003: MASI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano 1997 (93 points, $70)

From Italy's Veneto region comes this well-defined red, bursting with fresh black fruit and clean mineral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Tempting now, but best to wait awhile. Best after 2003. 1,150 cases made —James Suckling

Apr. 05, 2003: HDV Chardonnay Carneros 2000 (93 points, $45)

Beautifully crafted, sleek, rich and refined, with a tight, elegant beam of spicy pear, citrus, honey and fresh, clean earth. Tapered on the finish, where the flavors are long and detailed. Nary a trace of oak in this classy debut Chardonnay from the new —James Laube

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