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Aug. 23, 2005
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2003
93 points, $38
Wonderful intensity, structure and depth of ripe fruit built around a core of intense plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit flavors. Keeps a tight focus through the finish, where the flavors gain complexity and nuance, adding a dash of fresh earth flavors —James Laube
Aug. 22, 2005
ANDREW WILL Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2002
92 points, $50
A beautifully formed, harmonious red, firm in texture, with bright currant and strawberry flavors at the center, shaded with floral, herb notes as it lingers effortlessly on the mildly chewy finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Ver —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 20, 2005
BOIZEL Brut Champagne Joyau de France 1995
92 points, $72
An opulent version, with rich floral, peach and citrus notes up front, then the acidity sweeps in, leaving a bracing finish. A little awkward today, this just needs more time. Best from 2006 through 2015. 4,165 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 19, 2005
PAUL AUTARD Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
92 points, $35
Nearly candied up front, with a hard shell around the black cherry and boysenberry fruit flavors, but sweet mocha, spice and mineral notes emerge in the end, where fine-grained tannins carry the finish. A beauty that should develop nicely. Best from 2008 —James Molesworth
Aug. 18, 2005
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cohn Vineyard 2003
92 points, $48
Intense, concentrated and well-structured, with flavors built around cola, sassafras and dusty wild berry; this wine quickly picks up momentum and the flavors grow on you, showing a measure of restraint that may blossom with a year or two. Best from 2006 —James Laube
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