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Aug. 25, 2006
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard 2004
93 points, $52
Firm, intense and concentrated, with a strong tea-laced tannic backbone and tightly wound black cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit. Hints of mineral, pebble, herb and sage join in on the finish. Drink now through 2011. 212 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 24, 2006
BENNETT LANE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Primus Reserve 2003
93 points, $85
Amazing fruit flavors, with dense, chocolate-covered cherries, nutmeg, wild berry and kirsch that are intense, deftly balanced and framed by spicy, cedary oak. The flavors are intense and persistent on the finish, with a long, vibrant aftertaste. Best fro —James Laube
Aug. 23, 2006
FOXEN Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sea Smoke Vineyard 2004
94 points, $62
Vibrant blueberry and wild berry flavors are joined by rich toasty oak, making it a near perfect marriage of ripe fruit and wood. Supple, balanced and concentrated, this gains momentum, with a long, refreshing aftertaste. Drink now through 2009. 400 cases —James Laube
Aug. 22, 2006
PAUL COULON & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2004
94 points, $85
Silky, pure and driven by beautiful black cherry, currant and blackberry fruit. Plenty of tobacco, toast, mineral and graphite hints too, but stays seamless and pure through the finish. Great length and mouthfeel. Best from 2007 through 2022. 1,665 cases —James Molesworth
Aug. 21, 2006
SEA SMOKE Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Ten 2004
93 points, $70
Riveting aromas, intense, vivid yet elegant and supple, with rich blueberry, huckleberry and wild berry flavors that unfold gracefully, gaining complexity, depth and nuance. The flavors reveal a wonderful fresh earth and mineral edge on the finish. Drink —James Laube
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