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Read the August 17 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
At up to 96 points, here's another set of new releases, with magnificent wines from California, France, Italy, Argentina and Australia. Napa Cabernets from Paul Hobbs and Opus One testify to the strength of the 2013 vintage, while diverse red stunners from Argentina's Viña Cobos, Australia's Henschke, Piedmont's Oddero and the Rhône's Château de Beaucastel show diversity and finesse.

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August 10, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 97 points, here's another set of new releases, with attention-grabbing wines from Napa, France, Italy and Spain. California Cabernets from Shafer, Beringer and Charles Krug deliver power and balance, while reds from Tuscan masters Tenuta di Trinoro and Antinori excel. The Rhône's E. Guigal wins high marks for its remarkable red and white Ermitage Ex Voto bottlings.
August 3, 2016 (PDF)
Fans of strong California Cabernets, elegant Burgundies and Rhônes, and exciting New Zealand styles will all find winners in this week's Insider, with picks up to 96 points. Bold flavors out of Napa include the latest from Scarecrow, Charles Krug, Realm, Cade and Tor, while Beaucastel, St.-Préfert, Jean Chartron and Louis Latour do the Old World proud. Don't miss the seven wines at 90+ points and $40 or less.
July 27, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 98 points, here's another group of new releases, offering sumptuous reds from Napa, France, Italy and Washington. The 2013 vintage of California Cabernet impresses, with names including Caymus, Colgin, Tor and Screaming Eagle. The bold "La-La" reds of E. Guigal achieve classic status, while strong showings from Barolo's Giuseppe Rinaldi and Renato Corino deliver elegance and ageability.
July 20, 2016 (PDF)
Three 96-point reds stand tall in this selection of new releases, with banner picks from the latest vintage of Napa Cabernets, intense, ageworthy Syrahs from France's Rhône Valley, elegant Pinot Noir from Oregon and Burgundian grapes grown Down Under. Flagship releases from Carter, Continuum and Ovid are here, along with a classic-rated value costing only $55. Seven wines are rated 90-plus and cost $40 or less.


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