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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
Aug. 01, 2005
HENRI BONNEAU Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins 1998
98 points, $270
Monstrous, overflowing with roasted chestnut, beef bouillon, bittersweet cocoa, prune, brick dust, espresso and hoisin sauce flavors. This broad-shouldered and immensely concentrated throwback offers accessibility now and for the next 30 years. Drink now —James Molesworth
Jul. 30, 2005
PAPAPIETRO PERRY Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2001
92 points, $38
A wine with amplitude, finesse, grace, concentration and layers of creamy plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Deftly balanced, with fleshy, fine-grained tannins. Finish sails on and on, picking up a trace of nutmeg on the aftertaste. Drink now throug —James Laube
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