Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

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Apr. 03, 2001

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ALLEGRINI

Verona Palazzo della Torre 1997

$18

This Veneto red is glorious and rich, yet sophisticated. Dark ruby in color, it emits aromas of raisins and berries, with hints of cocoa and spice. It's full-bodied, with chewy yet velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2001. 11,000 cases mad —James Suckling


Apr. 02, 2001

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LEONILDO PIEROPAN

Soave Classico Superiore La Rocca 1998

$21

Looking for a break from the norm? Try this -- it's hard to believe it's just a Soave. Super, with wonderful late-harvest aromas of honey, light butterscotch and straw, this wine is full-bodied, with lots of ripe fruit and a long, long, creamy, fruity aft —James Suckling


Mar. 31, 2001

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TIKAL

Malbec Altos de Mendoza Amorío 1999

$27

From Ernesto Catena comes one of the best Argentinean reds I've tasted. This shows the briery, coffeelike side of Malbec, with gorgeous plum, raspberry and cinnamon flavors. Chewy and dense on the finish, with tongue-coating tannins. Needs a little time t —James Molesworth


Mar. 29, 2001

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THE HESS COLLECTION

Chardonnay Napa Valley

$19

Always a winner, this Chardonnay is produced in ample quantity and comes at an easy-to-handle price. Ripe, rich and layered with spicy fig, apricot, nutmeg, citrus and herbal notes. Drink now through 2004. 14,000 cases made. —James Laube


Mar. 28, 2001

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BYRON

Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Byron Vineyard 1997

$22

This late release '97 Chardonnay is rich and earthy, with a tight range of anise, pear, guava and citrus flavors that slowly unfold, revealing added flavor nuances and depth. Drink now through 2005. 19,000 cases made. —James Laube



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