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Sep. 17, 2002
SPOTTSWOODE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999
94 points, $80
The '99 California Cabernets are starting to be released and all indications point toward a superb vintage, a welcome relief after the weak '98s.

The '99 Spottswoode is a dazzling wine, sleek and sophisticated, with beautiful ripe fruit purity. It has —James Laube

Sep. 16, 2002
MIGUEL TORRES Manso de Velasco Viejas Viñas Curicó 1999
92 points, $33
Miguel Torres, who heads up his family's Penedès winery in Spain, has steadily turned his Chilean venture into one of the country's top wineries. This, his high-end wine, really excelled in the superb '99 vintage.

Blackberry, spice and sanguine ar —James Molesworth

Sep. 13, 2002
BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS Meursault Perrières 2000
95 points, $68
Here's another gorgeous '00 white Burgundy worth a spot in your cellar. Supersupple, silky yet fresh and lively premier cru, showing a great mineral grip and lots of ripe, sweet fruit that is like a delightful summer fruit dessert. Long finish with —Per-Henrik Mansson
Sep. 12, 2002
ALVARO PALACIOS Priorat L'Ermita 1999
94 points, $220
Alvaro Palacios helped put the long overlooked Priorat region back on the map in the early '90s, and now his L'Ermita has established itself as the region's top wine. This big red draws you in with flavors of coffee, plum, blackberry and tobacco, then tur —Thomas Matthews
Sep. 11, 2002
TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA Toscana Masseto 1999
96 points, $300
Just a hair off the quality of the '98, this Tuscan Merlot is superb nonetheless. Gorgeous black olive and ripe fruit aromas in this Merlot. Full-bodied, with big, rich and chewy tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. Fantastic. Best after 2006. 2,8 —James Suckling
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