daily wine picks


Less than $15

Feb. 26, 2015: VIÑA MAIPO Vitral Reserva Chile 2013 (88 points, $13)

Peppery notes accent the cherry, raspberry and lingonberry flavors, all flanked by rich hints of Asian spice. The lithe finish lengthens out with mocha and cream details. Drink now through 2017. 23,200 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Feb. 26, 2015: LOIMER Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal Langenlois 2013 (89 points, $22)

Glistens with pure and focused flavors of Bosc pear, pippin apple and grapefruit. Offers intense lemon-lime notes midpalate, revealing accents of slate and flint on the potently crisp finish. Drink now through 2018. 5,400 cases made. —James Laube

More than $30

Feb. 26, 2015: PROSPECT 772 Syrah California The Instigator 2012 (94 points, $36)

Generous spicy, toasty, mocha-laced oak is the entry to firm, vivid black licorice-tinged blackberry, espresso, cedar and tobacco flavors. Gains and holds focus on the finish, with firm, gripping tannins. Drink now through 2026. 95 cases made. —James Laube

Take a Site Tour

Discover all that WineSpectator.com has to offer, from free wine tips to member exclusives: our wine ratings database, advance ratings newsletters, cellar management tools, mobile services and more.

About Our Tastings

The guidelines we follow for our blind tastings, our tasters and their beats, and our 100-point scale.

Video: Inside Our Tasting Department

MEMBER LOGIN

= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories