Rated 97 - The 2003 Melbury comes from a slopeside site on the northern side of Lake Hennessey, opposite the Rutherford valley floor. Winemaker...
Rated 98 - The 2003 Pluribus (the debut vintage of this cuvee) performed spectacularly. Created from some of the estate’s youngest vines...
Rated 94 - The 2003 St. Eden comes from an 11-acre rocky knoll on the northern side of the Oakville Crossroad that consists of pure red soils. It...
Rated 96 - The vineyard closest to the great Harlan Estate is Vecina, situated in the western foothills on the Oakville Crossroad overlooking the...
Rated 94 - I remember tasting the 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB Vigneto Alto when it was in barrel and the fermentations were very...
Rated 94 - Bottled in July, 2005, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2003 exhibits a tightly-knit, but promising nose of mulberries, blackberries,...
Rated 90 - Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Climens ’03 has always been a capricious Barsac: brilliant out of barrel but found...
Rated 92 - The noteworthy, classic Margauxs from this estate remain under most consumers’ radar. Displaying low acidity and a forward style, the...
The varieties that collaborate to produce Château Musar White are particularly special; obeideh and merwah are indigenous to Mount Lebanon, their...
Rated 91 - The 2003 Chateau Musar seems very different than years such as 1981, but maybe that’s just because it is so young, or possibly because...
Rated 92 - It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require...
Rated 91 - Floral, with a menthol character on the nose. Full bodied, with a tight palate of spices, fruit, and chewy tannins. Juicy, but needs...
RAted 91 - In 2003, this was the second wine of Leoville Las Cases as opposed to a separate entity. A brilliant effort, it was harvested between...