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Aug. 06, 2005
ALFRED GRATIEN Brut Champagne 1996
92 points, $99
Gentle aromas and flavors of coffee, honey, vanilla and candied fruit grace this elegant, Champagne. Really alive, it resonates on the palate, remaining balanced and persistent through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 850 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 05, 2005
CAYUSE Syrah Walla Walla Valley Bionic Frog 2002
93 points, $55
Powerful, packed with ripe blackberry, cherry and plum fruit flavors, polishing itself up on the finish to show some grace and elegance. With hints of green olive, coffee and roasted meat, this has depth to burn. Best from 2006 through 2012. 208 cases mad —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 04, 2005
BETZ Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Père de Famille 2002
93 points, $46
Big, rich and plush, with beautifully formed currant, blackberry, cherry and sweet spice flavors that mingle and linger effortlessly on fine tannins. Put together well, just needs time to settle in. Contains 17 percent Merlot and 6 percent Malbec. Best fr —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 03, 2005
GÉRARD BERTRAND Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape l'Hospitalitas 2003
94 points, $65
A massive, concentrated red, with a meaty, decadent aroma and loads of dark plum, dark cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors. There's plenty of structure to this wine as well, with medium-grain tannins and a rich, spicy finish. Begs for a fine porterhouse —Kim Marcus
Aug. 02, 2005
BOLLINGER Extra Brut Champagne R.D. 1995
95 points, $245
A dry, oxidative style, with whole-grain bread, ginger, roasted hazelnut and yeast notes lending complexity. Its structure comes into relief due to the dryness, but overall this is balanced and well-integrated, with a very long finish and an expansive aft —Bruce Sanderson
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