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Jun. 03, 2006
BERINGER Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2004
91 points, $35
Rich and unctuous, with ripe, intense smoked pineapple, toasted cumin, hazelnut and nutmeg. Finishes with a solid dose of oak, but it holds together nicely. Drink now. 22,300 cases made. —James Laube
Jun. 02, 2006
L'ECOLE NO. 41 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2003
92 points, $45
Lithe, restrained style downplays the up-front display of fruit and oak in favor of length and impressive refinement as the finish lingers on and on. It has red berry and dusky spice notes that morph into sweet leather, licorice and coffee character in th —Harvey Steiman
Jun. 01, 2006
PAUL HOBBS Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2005
92 points, $45
A rich, unctuous style, with smooth, concentrated pear, smoke, citrus and hazelnut flavors that turn silky, finishing with an engaging smoked nut edge. Drink now through 2008. 3,119 cases made. —James Laube
May. 31, 2006
LES VINS DE VIENNE Condrieu La Chambée 2004
94 points, $56
This is very long, with an intense minerality running through bright pear, apple, anise and peach flavors. Chiseled precision from start to finish, with impeccable balance and purity. Drink now through 2008. 500 cases made. —James Molesworth
May. 30, 2006
M. CHAPOUTIER Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2003
96 points, $85
Just loaded with racy red and black currant fruit, this also pumps out cocoa, bacon, smoked apple wood and tar flavors as well, but stays remarkably fresh and vibrant through the finish. Surprisingly accessible now, but ironclad tannins will let this crui —James Molesworth
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