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Oct. 20, 2006
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI Chianti Rufina Montesodi 2004
91 points, $45
Rich and fruity, with lovely blackberry and mineral character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A solid wine. Best after 2006. 4,200 cases made. —James Suckling
Oct. 19, 2006
SPOTTSWOODE Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Family Estate Grown 2003
92 points, $110
Subtle aromas of red currant, black cherry and plum carry over to the palate in an elegant, supple manner. Excellent balance, depth, complexity and length. The finish is long and persistent, keeping the emphasis on the fruit. Drink now through 2012. 3,699 —James Laube
Oct. 18, 2006
94 points, $50
Tight on the nose, but uncommonly rich, with a tightly wound core of lemon zest, white flowers, chalk and freshly baled hay. Long, riveting finish. Best from 2007 through 2011. 2,500 cases made. —James Molesworth
Oct. 17, 2006
CASTELLO BANFI Merlot Sant'Antimo Mandrielle 2003
91 points, $35
Wonderful aromas of ripe berry, chocolate and plum follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very soft tannins and a long, long finish. Rich and delicious. Well done for the vintage and good value. Best after 2008. 1,600 cases made. —James Suckling
Oct. 16, 2006
FATTORIA LE PUPILLE Maremma Toscana SolAlto 2004
92 points, $35/375ml
Loads of dried pineapple, apricot, star fruit and dried flowers on the nose. Silky, medium- to full-bodied palate, with intense dried fruit and slightly bitter almond flavors. Long finish. Thick and superrich. Drink now. 1,200 cases made. —James Suckling
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