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New releases, deals, and steals in local wineshops: The 2003 Waterbrook Columbia Valley sangiovese rosé is such a gorgeous sour-cherry color, you're almost afraid to taste it for fear of disappointment. But this crisp, dry beauty is a gift for solo summer sipping or with spicy backyard barbecue cuisine. About $13 In the current issue of Wine Spectator, senior editor Bruce Sanderson rates two of Christophe Baron's '01 syrahs. The Burgundy-born, Walla Walla–based vigneron/winemaker got a 96 on the Spectator's 100-point scoring system for his $55 Cayuse Bionic Frog syrah, only one point less for the $45 Cayuse En Cerise Vineyard bottling. With only 106 and 196 cases made, respectively, how long do you think they'll last? You have been warned. For all the rest of syrah fans, Sanderson recommends Columbia Crest's '01 "Two Vines" shiraz, a "Best Value," which at $8 it surely is. There were 50,000 cases made, so you can take your time picking up a bottle. info@seattleweekly.com

 
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