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Jun. 21, 2006
PATZ & HALL Pinot Noir Mendocino Alder Springs Vineyard 2004
91 points, $50
Sour cherry, earth, mineral and dusty cedar aromas are complex and the tannins are firm and tight. At this point, the tannins hold the upper edge, but short-term cellaring or decanting should do the trick. Drink now through 2010. 531 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Jun. 20, 2006
CHÂTEAU RAYAS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pignan Réservé 2003
91 points, $84
Alluring nose of licorice, sous bois and cherry confiture, with a silky palate of blackberry, plum and tobacco notes. Fine, minerally finish. Drink now through 2020. 750 cases made. —James Molesworth
Jun. 19, 2006
RAMEY Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2004
91 points, $36
Wonderful perfumed, floral aromas lead to a mix of leesy, vibrant nutmeg, hazelnut, green apple and mineral nuances that give it a very distinctive flavor profile and mouthfeel. Great with food. Drink now through 2008. 1,510 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Jun. 17, 2006
R. ROSTAING Condrieu La Bonnette 2004
92 points, $65
Delightfully plump, with juicy anise, pineapple, mango and quince fruit backed by a fine minerality that echoes on the finish. Drink now. 300 cases made. —James Molesworth
Jun. 16, 2006
DOMAINE DU PÉGAÜ Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2004
97 points, $70
Offers aromas of freshly crushed plum and blackberry with a Port-like headiness, then pumps out dark berry fruit, bramble, licorice, tar and pain d'épices flavors before a flitter of game and garrigue on the finish. Dense and muscular, but also lu —James Molesworth
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