Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

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Aug. 22, 2000

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CHATEAU ST. JEAN

Chardonnay Alexander Valley Belle Terre Vineyard

$22

From a winery with a solid track record comes this very good Chardonnay from the difficult '98 vintage. Ripe but light, with apple, pear and melon notes, picking up citrus and herb flavors that linger. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. —James Laube


Aug. 17, 2000

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DOMAINE COMBIER

Crozes-Hermitage Clos des Grives 1998

$23

Showy Northern Rhône red that's pumped up with fancy oak, yet it's hard not to love it. Ultrarich, oozing with fruit, violet, rose petals, grilled meat, cassis character. Silky texture. Harmonious and full-bodied. Clean, focused fresh fruit keeps it in l —Per-Henrik Mansson


Aug. 11, 2000

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DOMAINE DES AMOURIERS

Vacqueyras 1998

$18

In vintages as great as 1998, lesser-known appellations can produce great wine. Vacqueyras, in the Southern Rhône, received its appellation status only in 1990 (it was previously included in the broader Côtes-du-Rhône appellation). Vacqueyras must be m —Per-Henrik Mansson


Aug. 08, 2000

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DOMAINE SANTA DUC

Gigondas 1998

$29

Here—s a Southern Rhône red (made from Grenache) that delivers on the promise of the 1998 vintage. Distinguished, deep and complex, offering layers of wet earth, mineral and ripe fruit in a seductive and harmonious combination. Superb midpalate concent —Per-Henrik Mansson


Aug. 05, 2000

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HOGUE

Syrah Columbia Valley Vineyard Selection 1999

$16

A stylish Washington red with plenty of room to grow, this is bright and jazzy, with raspberry and red plum bursting through the fine-grained tannins to reverberate on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 6,470 cases made. —Harvey Steiman



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