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Oct. 01, 2005
DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2003
96 points, $100
Gorgeous raspberry ganache and spice aromas give way to richly layered but silky smooth notes of boysenberry, blackberry, mocha, mineral and tar. Long, pure beam of fruit resonates through the finish. Fantastic purity and finesse for the vintage. Best fro —James Molesworth
Sep. 30, 2005
SEA SMOKE Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Ten 2003
93 points, $70
Excellent intensity, with pure ripe plum, wild berry, fresh earth and boysenberry flavors that are silky in the mouth and supported by firm tannins. There's a subtle richness and underlying layer of complexity that slowly shows itself. Drink now through 2 —James Laube
Sep. 29, 2005
MARCASSIN Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Marcassin Vineyard 2003
94 points, $90
Elegantly styled, with a tight, rich beam of ripe, buttery pear, fig and apricot flavors shaded by a touch of cedary oak with an apple blossom aroma. Tightens up on the finish, where a touch of chalk and mineral fold in. Drink now through 2008. 225 cases —James Laube
Sep. 28, 2005
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Malbec Mendoza Finca Mirador 2003
94 points, $85
This is a tower of raspberry and blackberry ganache, supported by riveting acidity. Piercing floral, graphite and mineral notes race along as well, extending the finish to a mouthwatering crescendo. A beautiful expression of fruit and terroir. Need —James Molesworth
Sep. 27, 2005
TAUPENOT-MERME Mazoyères-Chambertin 2003
92 points, $130
Lovely fruit here, showing black cherry, plum, earth and licorice notes, supported by a firm spine of tannins. Less opulent than its peers, with a vibrant structure and dense texture, this will be a struggle between the tannins and fruit in the end. Best —Bruce Sanderson
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