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This domaine ducked the rains that came during harvest time and produced a superb lineup of '99s. The Mazis is wonderful. Full-bodied, thick-textured, smooth--brimming with delicious red and black fruit flavors accented by toast, smoke and mocha notes. Fi —Per-Henrik Mansson
Denis Mortet has put his domaine among the best that Burgundy has to offer. Sweet-tasting, this inky-black, impressively aromatic Pinot delivers plenty of tar, smoke, crushed blackberry, cherry and black pepper character. Really well-made, with a fresh un —Per-Henrik Mansson
Robert Foley also makes the wines for Pride Mountain Vineyards, so it's no surprise that this Cabernet-based wine from his own label rates outstanding. Dark in color, with a sleek body and tight beam of spicy, herb-laced cherry, plum and currant, this Cab —James Laube
One of the top current Chardonnay producers, Ramey has released another fine offering from the well-known Hyde vineyard. The '99 is a refreshingly rich and lively style, with vibrant pear, fig, anise, citrus and toasty oak nuances. Even with all its richn —James Laube
The northern Rhône's Côte-Rôtie appellation really shined in the '99 vintage. This offering from Gerin is gorgeous. Thick, yet elegant and refined, bursting with flowers, blackberry, chocolate, smoke, licorice and sweet oak. Full-bodied, with ripe tann —Per-Henrik Mansson
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