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Aug. 10, 2005
BODEGAS TORESANAS Toro Pago la Jara G 2002
92 points, $58
Power and balance marry in this sleek, concentrated red. It delivers plenty of smoky oak, but the plum, cassis and mineral flavors are rich and focused. Austere now, but has the stuffing to age. Best from 2007 through 2015. 200 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Aug. 09, 2005
RADIO-COTEAU Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Savoy 2003
92 points, $45
Smooth, so silky the flavors glide across the palate, showcasing fresh floral, plum, wild berry and black cherry. Finishes with a delicate aftertaste and is deftly balanced. On the long finish, the tannins firm up nicely. Drink now through 2009. 440 cases —James Laube
Aug. 08, 2005
ETUDE Pinot Noir Carneros Heirloom 2002
92 points, $80
Plush and concentrated, with a fleshy band of ripe black cherry, plum and wild berry. Deftly balanced, with silky tannins, it finishes with a touch of pebble and mineral. Drink now through 2009. 600 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 06, 2005
ALFRED GRATIEN Brut Champagne 1996
92 points, $99
Gentle aromas and flavors of coffee, honey, vanilla and candied fruit grace this elegant, Champagne. Really alive, it resonates on the palate, remaining balanced and persistent through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 850 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 05, 2005
CAYUSE Syrah Walla Walla Valley Bionic Frog 2002
93 points, $55
Powerful, packed with ripe blackberry, cherry and plum fruit flavors, polishing itself up on the finish to show some grace and elegance. With hints of green olive, coffee and roasted meat, this has depth to burn. Best from 2006 through 2012. 208 cases mad —Harvey Steiman
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