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Apr. 04, 2005
CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Clos de Beauvenir 2001
93 points, $85
Gorgeous gold color, with captivating aromas of lemon verbena, ginger, orange blossom and fresh-cut pear. The lush palate offers almond, apricot, melon and honey notes, while the long, creamy finish shows an underlying minerality. A beauty. Drink now thro —James Molesworth
Apr. 02, 2005
BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS O. Fournier Malbec Uco Valley ACrux 2002
92 points, $45
Gorgeous aromas of crème de cassis and raspberry compote, loaded with lush fruit, including black fig and boysenberry. Lots of mocha and bittersweet chocolate on the dense, muscular finish, but plenty of acidity. Brief cellaring needed, but this will be —James Molesworth
Apr. 01, 2005
ALTA VISTA Alto Mendoza 2002
92 points, $55
A thick wall of bittersweet cocoa shrouds the dense core of black currant, blackberry and plum flavors. Coffee, loam and mineral ripple through the finish, which is dominated by its structure today. A brooding and reticent bruiser for now, but all the pie —James Molesworth
Mar. 31, 2005
RAMEY Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard 2002
92 points, $56
Spicy, floral and fruity aromatics carry over nicely to the palate in this rich, intense, elegantly styled wine that glides across the palate, ending with a complex range of fig and citrus flavors that linger. Drink now through 2008. 320 cases made. —James Laube
Mar. 30, 2005
CHÂTEAU MONTROSE St.-Estèphe 2002
92 points, $40
Very pretty aromas of blackberries, with hints of Indian spices and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Very, very nice indeed. Montrose did very well. Best after 2008. 12,500 cases made. —James Suckling
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