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Dec. 31, 2005
DUMOL Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2003
92 points, $45
Layers of rich, unctuous fruit, with tiers of fig, apricot, melon and light cedary oak, it offers lots of depth and dimension on the finish, where the flavors keep unfolding. Drink now through 2008. 2,575 cases made. —James Laube
Dec. 30, 2005
COSSART GORDON Bual Madeira Medium Rich 1990
93 points, $32/500ml
Gorgeous, structured and supple Madeira, with loads of candied pear, almond, vanilla and cream flavors. Finish is still fresh and is filled with butterscotch, spice and orange marmalade notes. Drink now through 2015. —Kim Marcus
Dec. 29, 2005
GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI Barolo Liste 2000
94 points, $83
Floral and perfumed with hints of roses and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Balanced and gorgeous. I always love this wine. Very fine indeed. Best after 2007. 360 cases made. —James Suckling
Dec. 28, 2005
FRANÇOIS VILLARD Condrieu Le Grand Vallon 2003
92 points, $50
Gorgeous nose of fresh cut cantaloupe, with papayalike texture to the star fruit, almond, lemon curd and floral flavors. Long, creamy, elegant finish ripples with fruit and mineral notes. Drink now through 2006. 50 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Dec. 27, 2005
QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Reserva Old Vines 2003
92 points, $35
Rich red that's like biting into a German chocolate cake. There's a delicate, refined element with meat, mineral, dark plum and cassis. Long, luxuriant finish of chocolate, mocha spice. Best from 2006 through 2010. 4,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus
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