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May. 30, 2020

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SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARD

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

$85

Features black currant, blackberry and boysenberry reduction flavors that are tightly coiled for now, carried by well-embedded acidity and racy graphite notes. The long finish pumps out fruit, with extra anise and sweet tobacco elements checking in. This should evolve well in the cellar. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,974 cases made. —James Molesworth


May. 29, 2020

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MAXIMIN GRÜNHAUS

Riesling Kabinett Mosel Abtsberg 2018

$42

A riper style, with notes of apricot, glazed pear and lemon gelée, underscored by intense acidity that acts as the backbone. Slate, cardamom and cream hints emerge midpalate and linger on the finish. Delicious and vibrant. Best from 2022 through 2035. 1,200 cases made. —Aleks Zecevic


May. 28, 2020

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HARTFORD FAMILY

Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2018

$40

This bursts with fresh and floral boysenberry aromas and flavors, gathering black licorice and smoky cracked pepper notes on the way to refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. 2,400 cases made. —Tim Fish


May. 27, 2020

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COL D'ORCIA

Brunello Di Montalcino 2015

$55

This combines the best characteristics of Sangiovese, with cherry and strawberry fruit, earth, leather and iron notes and balsamic elements of wild thyme, rosemary and Mediterranean scrub. Shows a bit of heat on the finish, yet remains fresh and long. Best from 2023 through 2042. 16,600 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson


May. 26, 2020

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RIDGE

Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley East Bench 2018

$32

Appealingly old-school and just rustic enough to highlight the vibrant, briary wild berry flavors, laced with dried sage and licorice notes, building tension toward lively tannins. Drink now through 2028. 6,250 cases made. —Tim Fish


May. 25, 2020

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AUGUST KESSELER

Riesling Rheingau Lorch 2016

$36

A beauty that benefited from extra aging, this is expressive and seductive now, with complex aromas of passion fruit, orchard blossom and mineral accenting the elegant profile and silky texture. Harmonious and refined, revealing a lingering aftertaste of citrus and saline mineral. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,529 cases made, 200 cases imported. —Aleks Zecevic


May. 23, 2020

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MOVIA

Brda Exto Gredič 2018

$39

Gold and gauzy in color, with rapierlike acidity creating a dry, focused frame for flavors of raw almond skin, peach pâte de fruit and dried mint, showing exotic hints of garam masala. Mouthwatering finish. Sauvignonasse. Drink now through 2025. 3,100 cases made, 400 cases imported. —Alison Napjus


May. 22, 2020

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CASISANO-COLOMBAIO

Brunello Di Montalcino 2015

$55

This hits all the right notes, from the cherry, black currant, mineral and tobacco flavors to the lively structure and polished tannins. A woodsy mushroom element adds interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,750 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson


May. 21, 2020

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CARPINETO

Brunello Di Montalcino 2015

$65

Silky and elegant, revealing cherry, plum, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this red pulsing through the long, mineral-infused finish. Shows fine balance and complexity. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,000 cases made, 1,250 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson


May. 20, 2020

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LEWIS

Chardonnay Napa Valley 2018

$55

Well-knit and powerfully structured, with unctuous flavors of ripe pear, apple pastry and dried mango, filled with toasty notes. The creamy finish lingers with hints of dried sage and quince paste. Drink now through 2025. 2,400 cases made. —Kim Marcus