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Parker Northern California & Argentina Issue 174

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Issue 174 - December 2007
The following wines from the Cream portfolio were reviewed:

Northern California 2004-2006
Blackbird Vineyards 2005 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley - 91 points
Blackbird Vineyards 2005 'Paramour' (Merlot/Cabernet Franc) Napa Valley - 89 points
Bryant Family Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - 95 points
Cartlidge & Browne 2006 Pinot Noir - 87 points
Cartlidge & Browne 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Dancing Crow Vineyard - 89 points
Cartlidge & Browne 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon - 85 points
Chiarello 2005 Zinfandel 'Felicia' Napa Valley - 88 points
Chiarello 2005 Zinfandel 'Giana' Napa Valley - 89 points
Copain 2005 Syrah, Hawks Butte Vineyard - 92 points
Copain 2005 Syrah, Garys' Vineyard - 93 points
Copain 2006 Saisons Pinot Noir L'automne - 87 points
Copain 2006 Syrah, Madder Lake Vineyard - 90 points
Copain 2005 'Les Copains' James Berry Vineyard - 93 points
Copain 2005 Roussanne, James Berry Vineyard - 92 points
Dashe 2005 Zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch - 91 points
Dashe 2005 Zinfandel, Louvau Vineyard - 88 points
Dashe 2005 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley - 90 points
Drew 2005 Pinot Noir, Weir Vineyard - 89 points
Drew 2005 Pinot Noir 'Fog Eater' - 90 points
Robert Foley 2005 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley - 93 points
Robert Foley 2005 Claret, Napa Valley - 94 points
Robert Foley 2005 Merlot, Napa Valley - 89 points
Hourglass Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon* - 93 points
Lewelling Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon* - 92 points
Lewelling Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wight Vineyard - 94 points
Maybach Family Vineyards 2004 'Materium' Cabernet Sauvignon - 95 points
75 Wine 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley - 86 points
Vinifera Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - 89 points
Switchback 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Peterson Family Vineyard, Napa Valley - 95 points
Switchback 2005 Merlot, Peterson Family Vineyard, Napa Valley - 93 points
Switchback 2005 Petite Sirah, Peterson Family Vineyard, Napa Valley - 95 points
Tu Tu Wine Company 2006 Pinot Grigio, California - 85 points

Argentina
BenMarco 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza - 90 points
BenMarco 2006 Malbec - 91 points
BenMarco 2005 Expresivo - 90 points
Crios 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza - 90 points
Crios 2007 Rosé, Mendoza - 89 points
Crios 2005 Syrah/Bonarda, Mendoza - 89 points
Crios 2007 Torrontes, Mendoza - 90 points
Luca 2006 Chardonnay - 92 points
Luca 2006 Malbec, Altos de Mendoza - 93 points
Luca 2006 Pinot Noir, Altos de Mendoza - 93 points
Luca 2005 'Beso de Dante' (Bordeaux Blend) - 89 points
Luca 2005 Syrah, Altos de Mendoza - 87 points
Mapema 2005 Malbec - 90 points
Mapema 2002 'Primera Zona' (Bordeaux Blend), Mendoza - 90 points
Mendel 2005 Malbec - 93 points
Mendel 2005 'Unus' (Bordeaux Blend) - 94 points
La Posta 2006 Bonarda, Estella Armando Vineyard - 89 points
La Posta 2006 Malbec, Angel Paulucci Vineyard - 90 points
La Posta 2006 Malbec, Pizzella Vineyard - 90 points
La Posta 2006 'Cocina' (Malbec/Bonarda/Syrah) - 90 points
Susana Balbo 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 points
Susana Balbo 2006 Malbec - 91 points
Susana Balbo 2005 'Brioso' (Bordeaux Blend), Mendoza - 92 points
Tikal 2006 'Amorio' (Malbec), Mendoza - 92 points
Tikal 2005 'Jubilo' (Bordeaux Blend), Mendoza - 92 points
Tikal 2005 'Patriota' (Bonarda/Malbec), Mendoza - 90 points

*future release, not yet available

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