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Nov. 30, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

A Super-Sized Cabernet Vintage

Posted: November 30, 2014  By James Laube

Nov. 15, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

The Quake of 2014

Posted: November 15, 2014  By James Laube

Nov. 15, 2014 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Trying Times for Napa Cabernet

A cool, damp 2011 vintage yields few gems, with hillside sites performing best

Posted: November 15, 2014  By James Laube

Oct. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

Follow the Money

Posted: October 31, 2014  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Stylistic Considerations: To Buy or Not

The 2012 Sonoma Pinot Noirs will require patience

Posted: October 30, 2014  By James Laube

I've been tasting more 2012 Sonoma-grown Pinot Noirs of late, and the same pattern of quality and style emerges as I've discussed previously: These are fairly tannic, tight, backward wines that are not showy, or fruity, or generous, terms often applied to California Pinots (and California wines in general).

Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

Brothers of the Vine

Posted: October 15, 2014  By James Laube

Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa's Quixote Winery Sold to Chinese-Owned Firm

Posted: October 15, 2014  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Pinot with a View—of Marcassin

A look at Fred and Carol Schrader's new Boars' View Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Posted: October 10, 2014  By James Laube

Fred and Carol Schrader's new label could easily have been called Boars' View of Marcassin, because that's the story behind its name.

The Schraders' Boars' View looks out at Marcassin (which is French for young wild boar), the adjacent vineyard and winery owned by Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer in the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation of Sonoma Coast. It's in a remote, tree-shrouded area, a few miles inland from the Pacific, but clearly warm enough to fully ripen grapes.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Fine-Tune Your Palate

Next week's Wine Spectator Wine Experience is the place to be

Posted: October 8, 2014  By James Laube

Think of it as a one-night tour of the wine world, with many of its superstar wines and their makers under one roof.

Think of it as a crash-course refresher on those iconic wines from those celebrated regions from the Old World and a glimpse of what lies ahead from the New World.

It's all on stage at next week's New York Wine Experience, where more than 260 of the world's greatest wines will be on display at the Grand Tastings.

News & Features  :  Retrospective / Vertical

2004 California Cabernet Retrospective: Easy Sailing

A steady growing season and a late burst of heat put 2004 wines in the sweet spot

Posted: October 8, 2014  By James Laube

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