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Sep. 23, 2005
CHÂTEAU PIERRE-BISE Quarts de Chaume 2003
92 points, $32/500ml
This combines power and grace, with candied orange and ginger, maple and brown butter notes riding atop a vibrant minerally spine. Then everything cascades together on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2013. —James Molesworth
Sep. 22, 2005
BODEGA NORTON Perdriel Single Vineyard Mendoza 2002
92 points, $60
Brooding wine, with layers of loam, tar and toast guarding the black currant and plum fruit, with a smoky, grilled meat nuance on the thickly textured finish. Wins on power now, should gain finesse with cellaring. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dr —James Molesworth
Sep. 21, 2005
MARQUIS PHILIPS Shiraz McLaren Vale-Padthaway 9 2003
92 points, $40
Smooth and generous, laden with a range of sweet spices, including cassis and anise, with hints of caramel against ripe plum flavors on the finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Sep. 20, 2005
ALAIN GRAILLOT St.-Joseph 2003
92 points, $40
Seems ultramodern at first, as vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit rushes along ripe, sweet tannins before a more minerally tone makes an appearance, lending a sense of terroir. Lengthy, racy finish lets the minerality blossom in the glass. Drink —James Molesworth
Sep. 19, 2005
PRIDE Merlot Napa-Sonoma Counties 2002
93 points, $52
Aromas of cedar, ripe berry fruit and hints of toasty oak offer solid clues as to what comes across on the palate. Intense and well-balanced, the supple blackberry and black cherry flavors pick up a nice dose of creamy mocha and toasty oak on the finish. —James Laube
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