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Apr. 24, 2008
PEJU Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2007
88 points, $45
This shows Bordeaux-like herb, cedar and spicy oak aromas and is sleek, intense and polished on the palate. Well-focused, long and complex, with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2011. 2,370 cases made. —James Laube
Apr. 23, 2008
CLOS ST.-JEAN Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2005
93 points, $45
Quite ripe, with almost flashy fig, currant paste and mocha notes that slowly give way to more loam, tar and coffee flavors. This really shows its density on the finish, with hints of Port reduction and licorice pushed by ample but ripe tannins. Best from —James Molesworth
Apr. 22, 2008
BODEGAS LOS ASTRALES Ribera del Duero 2004
94 points, $55
Alluring and exotic. Kirsch and raspberry ganache aromas leap from the glass. The flavors carry through the palate, with mocha, blueberry and smoky notes building through the finish. A modern style, yet distinctive, a bit wild. Drink now through 2015. 2,5 —Thomas Matthews
Apr. 21, 2008
MAS MARTINET VITICULTORS Priorat Martinet Bru 2005
88 points, $37
This dark, savory red shows coffee, sous bois and meaty flavors, with plum and prune fruit over thick tannins. Has density, in a brooding character. Best from 2009 through 2015. 3,200 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
Apr. 19, 2008
DOMAINE DU VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme 2005
91 points, $35
Ripe, with nice kirsch and raspberry fruit backed by darker hints of applewood-smoked bacon, plum sauce and dark licorice. Juicy and long on the finish, this stretches out nicely. A great second wine. Best from 2009 through 2025. 5,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
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