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Jun. 05, 2006
PETER MICHAEL Chardonnay Knights Valley La Carrière 2004
91 points, $75
A subtle, polished young wine that offers glimpses of mineral, fig, apricot and melon that are rich and soothing, finishing with a creamy texture and long aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 1,080 cases made. —James Laube
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
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