Top Shelf September 2007

This month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.



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Here's a look at this month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy. For full tasting notes on these and hundreds of other wines, visit our Buying Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cellar Selection
99 E. Guigal 2003 La Landonne (Côte-Rôtie); $450. Dense and rich but also incredibly complex, long and elegant, this is a monumental Côte-Rôtie. It's darkly fruited and superripe, yet doesn't lose its essential sense of terroir, remaining marked by scents of pepper and espresso to go with the chocolate and cassis fruit. Imported by Ex-Cellars Wine Agencies, Inc. —J.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Editors' Choice

 

95 Ostatu 2003 Gloria de Ostatu (Rioja); $75. Full and ready, this fabulous wine from Rioja Alavesa sets the bar very high for any of its Vanguardia co-runners. Gloria hits hard with bacon, tire rubber, tobacco and pastry crust aromas, but also pure dark fruit. Imported by De Maison Selections, Inc. —M.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Best Buy

 

91 Two Angels 2006 Sauvignon Blanc (High Valley); $15. Like a breath of springtime in the California hills. Hints of new green grass, acacia blossom, clover honey and buttercup lead to notes of cassis in this bone-dry, crisply acidic wine, which shows how beautifully Lake County deals with Sauvignon Blanc. —S.H.

 

 

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