Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

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Jun. 25, 2003

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DOPFF & IRION

Riesling Alsace Les Murailles Domaines de Riquewihr 2001

$19

A focused, dry Riesling, muscular and bracing in structure, with apple, lemon and mineral aromas and flavors that need time to harmonize. Great length. Perfect for roast pork or veal chops. Best from 2004 through 2012. 3,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —Bruce Sanderson


Jun. 24, 2003

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CHATEAU SOUVERAIN

Chardonnay Russian River Valley Winemaker's Reserve 2001

$25

A rich, flamboyant style, from the wonderful aromatics to the opulent display of fruit and oak flavors. The mix of fleshy pear, fig and smoky oak combine to create all kinds of flavor nuances. Finishes with mineral and lemon-citrus scents. Drink now throu —James Laube


Jun. 17, 2003

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ACACIA

Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros 2001

$20

Striking for its display of ripe, vibrant, complex black cherry and blackberry fruit. Intense and concentrated, deftly balanced, with a long finish that's supported by stemmy tannins. Can stand short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2008. 28,385 cases ma —James Laube


Jun. 16, 2003

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J.-C. PICHOT

Vouvray Moelleux Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette 1990

$23

Shows all the complexity you expect from a sweet wine of this age, with burnished leather, lemon cream, orange peel, marzipan, green tea and almond flavors. Long and lush, with layers of papaya and mango emerging on the finish. Seamless. A re-release for —James Molesworth


Jun. 13, 2003

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JUSTIN

Syrah Paso Robles 2000

$23

Here's another solid California Syrah that should be fairly easy to track down. Stylish, with intense, plush spice, black cherry and pomegranate flavors, with a touch of cocoa. Well-integrated oak overtones frame the firm but ripe tannin on the finish. Dr —James Laube



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