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Feb. 23, 2005
PIERO BUSSO Barbaresco Gallina 2001
91 points, $160/1.5L
Aromas of cedar and tobacco with berries follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. A beauty. This is supposed to be his top wine but I prefer the S. Stefanetto. Best after 2006. 150 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Feb. 22, 2005
VERAISON Syrah Napa Valley Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyards 2002
92 points, $48
A tasty mix of firm, ripe, dense wild berry, blackberry, loganberry, with touches of pepper and spice, this immense wine is supported by chewy, gritty tannins as well, along with a touch of dark chocolate, making it a candidate at this point for short-ter —James Laube
Feb. 21, 2005
SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide 2001
92 points, $33
A delicious Cabernet at a terrific price. Smooth, rich and juicy, with tiers of lively black cherry, wild berry and blackberry fruit that are deeply concentrated with a supple, elegant mouthfeel. On the finish the tannins show some grip and a nice dusty, —James Laube
Feb. 19, 2005
SIDURI Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Pisoni Vineyard 2003
92 points, $52
Dark, rich, intense and concentrated, with plush blueberry, wild berry and black cherry fruit that's well-focused, deep and persistent. Shows off plenty of rich tannic strength, but in the end it's the fruit that shines through. Drink now through 2008. 50 —James Laube
Feb. 18, 2005
SANCTUM Shiraz Western Cape 2002
92 points, $65
Alluring aromas of crushed raspberry, cassis and blackberry fruit, with a racy palate of fruit, spice and toast. Smoky finish, but a nice underlying layer of cassis lingers as well. This really blossoms in the glass too. Debut of Mike Dobrovic's (of Mulde —James Molesworth
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