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April 30, 2015 Issue  :  News

Jackson Family Buys Pinot Star Siduri

Posted: April 30, 2015  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Winemaking on the Edge

With his labels Le P’tit Paysan and La Marea, Ian Brand is blazing his own trail on California’s Central Coast

Posted: April 15, 2015  By Tim Fish

Anyone can make Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. All it takes is a boatload of cash. The real challenge is found on the winemaking outskirts, exploring underappreciated regions and grape varieties. That's how winemaker Ian Brand looks at it, anyway.

News & Features  :  News

Winemaker Rudy von Strasser Leaving Napa's Diamond Mountain

After 25 years, vintner sells his 35-acre estate but retains brand and will look for a new home for his winery

Posted: April 10, 2015  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

A Jackpot of California Rhône Reds

The 2012 vintage is loaded with plump, rich wines

Posted: April 1, 2015  By Tim Fish

The market overflowed with California Rhône reds in recent years, so it's easy to take the wines for granted. That's unfortunate, because there are loads of superb wines from 2012. Here are 5 of my top value picks for Syrah, Grenache and more.

March 31, 2015 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

California Rhônes Come On Strong

Posted: March 31, 2015  By Tim Fish, MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News

Gallo Buys Sonoma’s J Vineyards

Wine giant adds producers of sparkling wine, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to its portfolio

Posted: March 24, 2015  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Value Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Value wines abound, no matter what price point you consider to be a "value"

Posted: March 18, 2015  By Tim Fish

Wine Spectator is always a rich source for value wines. Check out our many resources for hunting that inexpensive bottle you've been thirsting for,

News & Features  :  News

Napa Winery Owner Involved in Suspected Murder-Suicide

Bitter business dispute allegedly turned violent in Yountville vineyard

Posted: March 17, 2015  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Are the 2012 Zins Rock Stars?

A snapshot of the vintage as the annual report approaches

Posted: March 4, 2015  By Tim Fish

My expectations for the 2012 California Zinfandels were high from the beginning. Winemakers were giddy, even beyond the typical "best vintage ever" BS you hear after harvest every year. The question is how have those early reactions played out? Therein lies my story.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Dynamic Dry Creek Zinfandels

New Reviews of 2012 reds from Sonoma County

Posted: March 2, 2015  By Tim Fish

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