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May. 09, 2001 FRANCISCAN OAKVILLE ESTATE Magnificat Napa Valley
91 points, $35
Here's another outstanding late-release '97 California Cabernet blend that is well-priced for the value, and made in ample quantity. Very appealing from start to finish. It's smooth and seductive, with pretty toasty oak, spice, currant and black cherry fl —James Laube
May. 08, 2001 CAKEBREAD Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Vine Hill Ranch
94 points, $70
This late-release '97 Cabernet scores outstanding on our 100-point scale and is worth trying to hunt down. Bold, rich, deeply flavored and deeply concentrated Cab that has layers of currant, coffee, chocolate, hazelnut and cherry. The finish delivers a fl —James Laube
May. 07, 2001
BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS Corton-Charlemagne 1999
93 points, $123
We?ve gotten our first look at the '99 whites from Burgundy, and the results are mixed. Nonetheless, here?s an outstanding one, from a venerable house that has made quite a turnaround in recent years. Clean, subtle and rich, this full-bodied white Burgund —Per-Henrik Mansson
May. 04, 2001
VINE CLIFF Merlot Napa Valley 1998
89 points, $35
This California Merlot is in a rich, dark, chocolaty style, tightly wound, with solid, well-integrated tannins and layers of plum, mineral, anise, currant and cedary-herbal flavors. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,900 cases —James Laube
May. 02, 2001
CHEHALEM Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Ridgecrest Vineyards
92 points, $39
Round, firm, and packed with beautiful plum, berry and spice flavors; built to keep the tannins from overpowering the wine. The flavors just last and last, getting prettier by the sip. Best after 2003. 996 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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