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Jan. 13, 2006
SWITCHBACK RIDGE Petite Sirah Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2003
91 points, $52
Aromas of baked blackberry pie, espresso and wild berry are dense and concentrated, with the requisite tannic muscle you expect from Petite. Yet it is graceful, at times syrupy and at the end, delicious. Decant. Best from 2007 through 2012. 250 cases made —James Laube
Jan. 12, 2006
CIABOT BERTON Barolo Roggeri 2001
91 points, $68
An opulent wine for the vintage with blackberry, plum and light coffee aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with juicy fruit and a chewy tannin structure. Long finish. Best after 2008. 500 cases made. —James Suckling
Jan. 11, 2006
SANCTUM Shiraz Western Cape 2003
91 points, $65
Very stylish, with Kenyan coffee bean and bittersweet cocoa notes framing ripe blackberry and cassis fruit. Tangy mineral and white pepper hints peek in on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2007. 65 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Jan. 10, 2006
GEANTET-PANSIOT Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2003
92 points, $50
A touch gamy in aroma, but there's also sweet cherry and spice notes. This is more rustic in style, with assertive tannins and moderate acidity, concluding with a lasting impression of sweet fruit. Be patient with this one. Best from 2008 through 2018. —Bruce Sanderson
Jan. 09, 2006
RUSTENBERG Five Soldiers Stellenbosch 2003
91 points, $35
Bold style, with layers of fig, hazelnut, quince, pear and mineral flavor. Long and smoky through the creamy finish. A big, crowd-pleasing style. Chardonnay. Drink now through 2007. 150 cases imported. —James Molesworth
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