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Allegrini 2010 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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Boasting an enviable combination of opulence and finesse, this opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, baking spices and grilled herbs. The rich palate doles out plum cake, black cherry, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg alongside smooth, velvety tannins. Gripping intensity holds on through the long finish. Drink through 2025.  — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
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Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio 2009 Santo Stefano di Perno Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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This stunning wine seamlessly weaves together sensations of creamy red cherry, crushed raspberry, tilled soil, leather and aromatic herbs. Notes of white pepper, cinnamon, licorice and clove add depth to the succulent fruit flavors. It’s already delicious but hold for more complexity. Drink 2019–2029.  — K.O.  (11/1/2014)
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Produttori del Barbaresco 2009 Ovello Riserva Nebbiolo (Barbaresco)

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This opens with a lovely fragrance of perfumed berries, violets, incense and sweet cake spices. Cinnamon, clove and white pepper accent the succulent red cherry and wild raspberry palate. It’s fresh and elegant, with a smooth texture and supple tannins. Drink 2016–2029.  — K.O.  (11/1/2014)
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Sol Rouge 2011 Gypsy Rouge Estate Red (Red Hills Lake County)

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Take a walk on the wild side with this Rhône-style blend. It has wonderful, concentrated, meaty flavors backing up the wild, savory, slightly earthy aromas. Not too full-bodied, it is well-balanced in an appetizingly astringent way, complex in flavors and lingering on the finish. Blended from 76% Grenache, plus five other Rhône varietals.  — J.G.  (11/1/2014)
94
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Produttori del Barbaresco 2009 Rabajà Riserva Nebbiolo (Barbaresco)

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Aromas of underbrush, leather, crushed blue flower, incense and balsamic notes lead the nose on this gorgeous wine. The palate delivers succulent black cherry layered with white pepper and clove alongside bracing tannins. Drink 2019–2034.  — K.O.  (11/1/2014)
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Domaine Rolet Père et Fils 2005 Vin Jaune Savagnin (Arbois)

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Vin Jaune, one of the glories of Jura, is in good hands here. This wine is still developing, its oxidative, yeast and acidity still showing a fresher fruit character. Even now, still young, it is a wonderful, totally memorable wine.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
93
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Domaine Rotier 2011 Renaissance Vendanges Tardives Loin de l'Oeil (Gaillac Doux)

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The gold color and honeyed aromas are a great invitation to this ripe, sweet wine. Wood aging has a given just a hint of toastiness to the opulent honey and lemon flavors. It’s hard to resist now, but the wine will be even better from 2017.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Trinity Hill 2010 Homage Syrah (Hawke's Bay)

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Perennially one of New Zealand’s top Syrahs, this full-bodied, creamy-textured wine finishes long and velvety. The black olives, espresso and cracked peppercorns on the nose are marvelously varietally true, while the palate features those dark fruit notes and a moderate dose of dried spices. Drink now–2025.  — J.C.  (11/1/2014)
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