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This is the high-end cuvée for the top-notch southern Rhône producer, and it's a winner again in '99. A seductive wine that's rich and ripe, thick and delightful, filling the palate with sweet fruit that cascades in a symphony of subtle violet, plum and —Per-Henrik Mansson
From one of the region's top producers comes another outstanding Merlot. Chewy texture and vivid, ripe, violet-scented currant and berry flavors make this a good cellar candidate -- or drink it with a juicy steak. It' —Harvey Steiman
Here's another late-release '97 Cali Cab that's worth tracking down instead of the generally weaker '98's that are being released now. An immense wine that reminds me of a barrel sample. A dark, rich and firmly tannic —James Laube
Back after a brief hiatus while the vineyard was replanted, Heitz' Martha's Vineyard doesn't seem to skip a beat. As distinctive as they come. Lots of rich minty chocolate flavors and aromas, with black cherry, curran —James Laube
Tight, well-structured, with a firm band of cherry, blackberry, raspberry and spicy notes. Gains momentum and finishes with an elegant, bright, lively aftertaste. Drink now through 2007. 2,385 cases made. —James Laube
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