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Sep. 30, 2002
JUSTIN Isosceles Paso Robles 1999
92 points, $48
The '99 Isosceles is a wonderfully rich and complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Smooth and seamless, its layers of ripe currant, black cherry and blackberry are shaded with anise, herb and earth. Finishes with just the right am —James Laube
Sep. 28, 2002
HARTWELL Merlot Stags Leap District 2000
93 points, $60
A relatively new addition to the Hartwell portfolio (better known for its typically outstanding Cabernet), this Merlot is enormously complex, rich and silky, with tiers of juicy currant, blackberry, mocha and anise, also pretty, cedary oak, yet for all th —James Laube
Sep. 27, 2002
CAKEBREAD Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999
91 points, $48
Here's another rich Napa Cab from the fine '99 vintage. Intense and spicy, a delightfully vibrant and complex wine with pure currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit enlivened by firm tannins and acidity. Best from 2003 through 2012. 16,500 cases made. —James Laube
Sep. 23, 2002
DARIOUSH Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999
94 points, $62
Nearly a classic, the '99 Cabernet from Darioush shows off the vintage's pedigree. Wonderfully rich, intense and concentrated Cabernet, with neat layers of tightly focused currant, black cherry, anise, sage and cedary oak. Given all its flavor and richnes —James Laube
Sep. 20, 2002
SHAFER Merlot Napa Valley 2000
92 points, $39
California Merlot has steadily improved, despite the seemingly ubiquitous offerings. This version from Shafer is smooth-textured, with polished currant, mocha, cranberry and cherry, plus touches of tobacco, coffee and spice. A bit tough-edged with tannin, —James Laube
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