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Jun. 01, 2006
PAUL HOBBS Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2005
92 points, $45
A rich, unctuous style, with smooth, concentrated pear, smoke, citrus and hazelnut flavors that turn silky, finishing with an engaging smoked nut edge. Drink now through 2008. 3,119 cases made. —James Laube
May. 31, 2006
LES VINS DE VIENNE Condrieu La Chambée 2004
94 points, $56
This is very long, with an intense minerality running through bright pear, apple, anise and peach flavors. Chiseled precision from start to finish, with impeccable balance and purity. Drink now through 2008. 500 cases made. —James Molesworth
May. 30, 2006
M. CHAPOUTIER Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2003
96 points, $85
Just loaded with racy red and black currant fruit, this also pumps out cocoa, bacon, smoked apple wood and tar flavors as well, but stays remarkably fresh and vibrant through the finish. Surprisingly accessible now, but ironclad tannins will let this crui —James Molesworth
May. 29, 2006
E. GUIGAL St.-Joseph White Lieu-Dit St.-Joseph 2004
91 points, $36
Plump, with ripe peach, fig and pear tartine flavors, backed by almond and toast on the creamy finish. Nice length and depth, with a minerally streak extending the finish. Drink now through 2008. 375 cases made. —James Molesworth
May. 27, 2006
GEORGES VERNAY Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2004
94 points, $75
Round, up front, with layers of pear, anise, fig and mineral flavors. Long finish glides effortlessly as it then takes on a more elegant side. Very pure, with the minerality really shining in the end. Drink now through 2008. 500 cases made. —James Molesworth
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