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Oct. 10, 2002
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM Sauternes 1997
95 points, $200
Despite the recent ownership battle for this legendary château, quality remains at an extremely high level. Always a late release, the '97 Yquem is extremely concentrated, yet subtle, with aromas of honey and spices and an intense botrytis nose. Full-bod —James Suckling
Oct. 08, 2002
WEINBACH Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvée Ste.-Catherine L\'Inédit 2000
94 points, $84
The 2000 vintage was outstanding in Alsace, and Domaine Weinbach fielded a stunning range of wines, as evidenced here. Serious ripeness and obvious residual sugar in this opulent Riesling. With a texture of cashmere delivering the apricot, grapefruit and —Bruce Sanderson
Oct. 07, 2002
RIDGE Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 1999
92 points, $120
From longtime winemaker Paul Draper comes yet another terrific Monte Bello. The '99 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and it is a wine of great balance, finesse and grace. Well-focused, the ripe, tart, rich bl —James Laube
Oct. 04, 2002
PAHLMEYER Merlot Napa Valley 1999
94 points, $80
Despite a relatively shallow talent pool for California Merlot, Pahlmeyer's Merlot continues to shine. The '99 is a mouthful of wine that packs in lots of rich, deep, plush and concentrated flavors, with tiers of currant, blackberry, raspberry and wild be —James Laube
Oct. 02, 2002
OPUS ONE Napa Valley 1999
93 points, $150
One of the few high-end California Cabernets with a track record of more than 15 years, Opus One is still producing outstanding wines. The '99 is an exquisite, complex, stylish wine, wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral, c —James Laube
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