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Jan. 27, 2021

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G.D. VAJRA

Barolo Albe 2016

$40

Elegant and expressive, this red evokes cherry, raspberry and floral notes, aligned to a refined structure. This is balanced and leaves an aftertaste of fruit, tobacco and iron. Best from 2023 through 2043. —Bruce Sanderson


Jan. 26, 2021

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FAR NIENTE

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

$145

This has good energy, with a brambly spine driving plum and black currant fruit along while a solid bolt of iron runs underneath. Savory and bay accents hang in the background throughout. Best from 2021 through 2031. —James Molesworth


Jan. 25, 2021

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ERIC & JOËL DURAND

St.-Joseph Les Coteaux 2018

$40

Bright, pure style, with a beam of cassis and plum purée racing through, lined with violet and iron notes, ending with a dash of anise amidst an encore of fruit. Yummy. Best from 2021 through 2029. —James Molesworth


Jan. 23, 2021

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CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA

Toscana I Sodi Di San Niccolò 2016

$100

The initial impression is the charred, sweet oaky aromas, then aeration quickly reveals black cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, wild herb and iron flavors. There is a certain austerity here too, accentuated by the dense, dusty tannins, yet this is complex, balanced and long, with an acetic feel to the lingering finish. Be patient. Sangioveto and Malvasia Nera. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2023 through 2048. —Bruce Sanderson


Jan. 22, 2021

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DOMAINE CARNEROS

Brut Carneros Estate 2015

$36

Stylish and richly structured yet impeccably refined, with lovely Asian pear, cherry, toasted brioche and ginger flavors that form a tight beam of refreshing acidity on the finish. Drink now. —Tim Fish


Jan. 21, 2021

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NICKEL & NICKEL

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Branding Iron 2018

$125

Lots to like here, with a well of açai, plum and blackberry fruit to draw on and extra sweet spice, licorice, bay and sassafras accents adding range. Finish pumps along nicely, pulling everything together. Well built. Best from 2022 through 2033. —James Molesworth


Jan. 20, 2021

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FRATELLI GIACOSA

Barolo Bussia 2015

$65

Menthol and savory notes of juniper and sage mark this meaty red. Dense tannins lurk in the background, while the essence of cherry adds a fruity sweetness midpalate. Savory elements return on the lingering finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. —Bruce Sanderson


Jan. 19, 2021

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TENUTA SETTE PONTI

Toscana Crognolo 2018

$45

A beam of bright cherry permeates this round, supple red. Raspberry, earth, iron and tobacco notes play supporting roles, while dusty tannins prevail on the finish. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2032. —Bruce Sanderson


Jan. 18, 2021

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ROMBAUER

Chardonnay Carneros 2019

$38

Buttery richness to luscious spiced apple tart and baked pear flavors. Ground nutmeg lingers into the broad, plush finish with powerful toasty notes. Drink now through 2023. —Kim Marcus


Jan. 16, 2021

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LA FONT DU VENT

Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Tradition 2018

$47

Open-knit, with a pretty mix of steeped plum and lightly mulled raspberry notes infused with anise, singed sandalwood and garrigue accents. A charming wine. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2033. —James Molesworth