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Jan. 24, 2008 CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne Réserve NV
92 points, $45
A lively, elegant style, with floral, vanilla and light toast notes. A lemon cake flavor emerges on the palate, and this is seamless and bright, with a chalky sensation on the long finish. Drink now through 2011. 5,000 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
Jan. 23, 2008
GORETTI SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO Le Mura Saracene 2003
90 points, $45
Shows beautiful crushed raspberry, with hints of toasty oak. Full-bodied, with round, soft tannins and a long aftertaste of vanilla, berry and coffee. Beautiful and rich. Best after 2008. 1,665 cases made. —James Suckling
Jan. 22, 2008
GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2004
89 points, $32
Complex floral aromas of black cherry, anise and dusty berry are tight and concentrated, ending with rich fruit flavors and firm tannins. Drink now through 2011. 3,318 cases made. —James Laube
Jan. 19, 2008
COLUMBIA CREST Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve 2004
92 points, $34
Smooth and velvety, with pure, focused currant and plum fruit floating over superfine tannins, subtlety shaded with hints of cream and spice. A touch of green olive sneaks in on the long finish. Best from 2009 through 2014. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jan. 18, 2008
BODEGAS BALBAS Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva 1996
94 points, $85
Still vibrant, this red shows balance and structure, with plum, cassis, floral, chocolate and light earthy flavors over firm, well-integrated tannins. Complex and expressive, with a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent —Thomas Matthews
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