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Aug. 11, 2008
HEWITT Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005
94 points, $85
Intense and concentrated, big and expressive, with layers of ripe currant, plum, sage, pencil lead and black cherry, all flowing rather seamlessly. Tightly focused, this is rich without being heavy, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through —James Laube
Aug. 09, 2008
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007
91 points, $48
Smoky, savory dried berry, sage, cola and hints of anise and herb fold together in this sleek, trim, focused youngster. Medium- to full-bodied and well-proportioned, ending with a mix of fruit and cedary oak. Drink now through 2011. 3,567 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 08, 2008
STAGLIN Chardonnay Rutherford 2006
90 points, $75
Refreshing and clean, with snappy citrus, green apple and melon notes that unfold to reveal hints of clove, spice and floral scents. Complex and concentrated, this is a wine that can stand short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 07, 2008
BURLY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005
92 points, $60
Firm, rich and intense, with a complex core of wild berry, currant, black cherry and plum, framed by toasty, cedary oak. Well-focused, deep and persistent. Best from 2009 through 2014. 1,250 cases made. —James Laube
Aug. 06, 2008
VIÑA DOÑA PAULA Malbec Luján de Cuyo Selección de Bodega 2005
91 points, $35
Concentrated but bright, with fresh raspberry, cherry and floral notes leading the way for additional licorice, blueberry and plum sauce notes. Very silky finish shows excellent length as it airs in the glass. Very nice combination of power and elegance. —James Molesworth
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