Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

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Feb. 24, 2003

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MEULENHOF

Riesling Kabinett Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Erdener Treppchen 2001

$16

Very dry in style for kabinett, with more spice and slate notes than fruit. There's a creamy texture overlying a racy structure; this needs some time to open up and strut its stuff. Drink now through 2012. —Bruce Sanderson


Feb. 22, 2003

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ZACA MESA

Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2000

$20

Intense black cherry, beef, spice and herb tones have firm, stylish tannins and bracing acidity. Concentration lingers, along with toasty oak, in a ripe, flavorful finish. Drink now through 2008. 5,446 cases made. —James Laube


Feb. 21, 2003

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DR. LOOSEN

Riesling Kabinett Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Bernkasteler Lay 2001

$17

Germany's '01 Rieslings offer terrific quality and value, as this Mosel Kabinett shows. Brilliant and snappy, here's a mouthful of tangy mandarin orange, lime and mineral against a transparent backdrop, all supported by vibrant acidity. With wonderful har —Bruce Sanderson


Feb. 17, 2003

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BODEGAS SALENTEIN

Malbec Mendoza 2001

$18

Here's a solid Malbec that shows Argentina's strength. Juicy and ripe, with blackberry, chocolate and brier flavors, and a rich, smoky finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2004. 10,000 cases made.

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Feb. 11, 2003

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BODEGAS SALENTEIN

Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2001

$18

Former Trapiche owner Carlos Pulenta has started his own winery, and the initial results are promising. This Cabernet is ripe, with brier and currant flavors, and a healthy dose of sweet toast. A touch rustic, but there's enough fruit here to warrant shor —James Molesworth



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