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Aug. 30, 2000 DUCKHORN Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
91 points, $45
From a winery synonymous with Merlot comes an outstanding Cabernet. This is one of the last wines made by winemaker Tom Rinaldi before he left to join the Chalone group. Delicious. Dark, rich and polished, with deep flavors of earthy currant, black cherry —James Laube
Aug. 28, 2000
ROBERT CRAIG Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 1997
94 points, $44
Here's an outstanding California Cabernet from the great '97 vintage. Enormously rich and concentrated, brimming with flavors of black cherry, boysenberry and chocolate, with spicy, cedary notes. Turns rich, firm and creamy all at the same time. Drink now —James Laube
Aug. 25, 2000
ZIND-HUMBRECHT Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos St.-Urbain 1998
93 points, $60
From arguably Alsace's top producer comes this outstanding grand cru Riesling. Delivers a huge mouthful of exotic fruits -- papaya, guava, apricot -- as well as smoke notes. Rich and full-bodied, it shows the flamboyant side of Riesling. Thick in texture, —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 19, 2000
SAN FELICE Toscana Vigorello 1997
92 points, $32
Here—s an oustanding Tuscan red from the great 1997 vintage. This is big and plummy, full-bodied and tannic, with loads of vanilla and coconut, lots of pepper and berry character, too. Long, slightly hard finish. Needs time to mellow; best after 2003. 5 —James Suckling
Aug. 15, 2000
M. CHAPOUTIER Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée 1997
93 points, $207
A class act. Succulent yet ripe, showing wonderfully defined aromas and flavors, kicking with lively acidity but also delivering plenty of ripe fruit, smoke, grilled meat and leather notes. Supple, subtle, sweet tannin structure. This Rhône red (100 perc —Per-Henrik Mansson
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