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Jan. 28, 2003
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec Mendoza Catena Alta Angelica Vineyard 2000
92 points, $55
Argentina's Malbecs offer some terrific quality. This bottling is lovely, with captivating aromas of Valrhona chocolate, raspberry confiture and sweet smoke. Juicy and dense on the palate, with purity and focus to the raspberry and blackberry flavors that —James Molesworth
Jan. 27, 2003
LAGIER MEREDITH Syrah Mount Veeder 2000
93 points, $50
Dark, rich, intense and plush given its size and density of flavor, serving up a tight core of currant, plum, mineral, white pepper, sage and blackberry fruit. Amazing vibrancy and vitality to the fruit flavors. Tannins are substantial, too. Best from 200 —James Laube
Jan. 25, 2003
MICHEL NIELLON Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumées 2000
94 points, $55
From one of Burgundy's top producers comes this beauty of a white. Combines the best of two worlds: On the one hand it is thick, full-bodied and round, yet on the other it is elegant and racy, with a good balance between mineral, fruit and oak, and the ch —Per-Henrik Mansson
Jan. 23, 2003
ALBAN Syrah Edna Valley Reva 2000
94 points, $44
Here's another superb Syrah from Alban. Jet black and purple in color, with loads of ripe plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit, scents of violets, dark fruits, new leather, currants and minerals; a real mouthful that manages to be elegant and show a me —James Laube
Jan. 20, 2003
IO Syrah San Luis Obispo County Ryan Road Vineyard 2001
92 points, $35
Here's a top-flight California Syrah that isn't out of bounds price-wise. It's enormously complex and concentrated, deep and plush, with layers of currant, plum, mineral, spice and tobacco. Finishes in a long, luxuriant aftertaste. Excellent value. Drink —James Laube
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