Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

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Jun. 21, 2000

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BARTON & GUESTIER

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 1998

$20

You know the vintage is a good one when large-scale wineries can make a well-priced, readily available wine as good as this. Beautiful ripeness marks this full-bodied and tannic Châteauneuf with vanilla, plum and mineral character. Not as generous or opu —James Suckling


Jun. 15, 2000

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DOMAINE DU VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Mas des Papes

$26

It's hard to contain the excitement for the forthcoming '98 vintage in the southern Rhône. It looks to be the best since '90, and here's an outstanding example of what's to come. Supple and ripe, this wine is medium-bodied and displays good black and red —Kim Marcus


Jun. 14, 2000

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PAUL COULON & FILS

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de Beaurenard

$25

Here's a superb '98 Châteauneuf worth tracking down. Sweet-tasting and ripe, sophisticated in its smooth, round and silky mouthfeel, delivering loads of fruit and wet earth. An attractive version of this Rhône red. Drink now through 2015. 7,500 cases ma —Per-Henrik Mansson


Jun. 08, 2000

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ALLEGRINI

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo della Torre 1996

$16

A gorgeous Italian red, this is rich and polished, with intense plum, mint and tanned leather aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, minty berry and cherry aftertaste. Needs time; best after 2001. 5,000 cases made. —James Suckling


Jun. 07, 2000

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FRANÇOIS COTAT

Vin de Table Français Les Culs de Beaujeu 1998

$15

Beeswax, white peach, chamomile and hay aromas and flavors run through this remarkably dense and rich white from the Loire. It maintains a gorgeous, round and suave mouthfeel all the way to the lengthy, mineral-tinged finish. Normally a Sancerre, this was —Bruce Sanderson



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