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87
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Boekenhoutskloof 2005 Syrah (Franschhoek)

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  1. $47

An appealing nose of pepper and anise leads here, with meaty, smoky flavors following. On the palate, this is full of flavor. Structured tannins give it an ageworthy edge, and its mineral backbone lends it to pairing with myriad dishes.

 — S.K.  (9/1/2008)
96
points

Boekenoogen 2007 Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)

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  1. $34

All the oaky, leesy richness is there, with buttered toast, crème brûlée and smoky buttercream, and tons of fruity ripeness, with a blast of Meyer lemon, pineapple, white peach and apricot. Yet there’s also a firm, steely minerality, and, despite the dryness, maybe even a delicious touch of botrytis. The acidity is mouthwatering.

 — S.H.  (3/1/2010)
88
points

Boizel NV Brut Réserve Sparkling (Champagne)

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  1. $45

A finely made, classic nonvintage. It has enough bottle age for everything to be well in place in the structure. The apple and pear fruit flavors are full, ripe, with a soft hint of cookie pastry.

 — R.V.  (12/1/2009)
88
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Bokisch 2008 Terra Alta Vineyard Albariño (Clements Hills)

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  1. $16

Albariño is one of those new white wine varieties that’s creating such interest. This wine is dry and crisp and minerally, with honey-infused flavors of citrus fruits, apricots, peaches and wildflowers. It’s a great sipper and so versatile with everything from Mexican to Vietnamese.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2010)
87
points

Bolla 2007 Le Poiane Red (Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso)

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  1. $14

If you aren’t familiar with Ripasso (a hybrid wine that borrows elements from austere Amarone and informal Valpolicella), this selection from Bolla is an excellent introductory wine. It opens with a deep-ruby color and bright aromas of red cherry, cola, spice and leather. It ends with both sweet and spicy nuances.

 — M.L.  (2/1/2011)
87
points

Bolla 2011 Tufaie White (Soave Classico)

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  1. $14

There’s a pretty sensation of fullness here that comes across thanks to the aromas of peach and yellow rose. In the mouth, the wine offers more exotic fruit with a touch of drying mineral on the close. Sweet peach and melon define the close.

 — M.L.  (6/1/2013)
91
points

Bollig-Lehnert 2006 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Auslese *** Goldkap Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $27

A lush and enormously fruity auslese, this offering features layers of appealingly ripe fruit, ranging from honeyed peaches to tropically luscious mangoes. If it’s a bit fat and lacks a touch of zip, it makes up for it with sheer deliciousness.

 — J.C.  (3/1/2009)
91
points

Bollig-Lehnert 2006 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $23

This wine is notably sweet, but its sugars are balanced by ample acidity, making it crisp and refreshing. Hints of slate on the nose are complemented by apple and citrus aromas, while the flavors run toward honey, bergamot and ripe melon. Finishes long, with the acids imparting a mouthwatering quality.

 — J.C.  (8/1/2008)
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