Old World classics are plentiful in this week's set of new releases, with wines from France and Italy, up to 98 points. Red Burgundies from the standout 2014 and 2015 vintages wow with gorgeous fruit. Rhône whites deliver unparalleled depth. Bold Barolos and Barbarescos from Piedmont promise to age beautifully.
July 19, 2017 (PDF)
Classic-scoring wines fill this all-red set of new releases, with wines from California, Spain and France, up to 98 points. Golden State Syrahs, Merlots and Cabernets from major houses stand alongside bold, dense styles from Spain's Rioja and Toro regions. Pinot Noir–based reds from Burgundy bring this home strong.
July 12, 2017 (PDF)
At up to 99 points, this set of new releases sets a high-water mark for quality, with classic and outstanding wines from France, California and Oregon. Top Napa Cabernets deliver opulent fruit, while beguiling Oregon Pinots impress with elegance and harmony. Immense Rhône reds offer decades of ageability.
July 5, 2017 (PDF)
Wine Spectator Insider Semiannual Report:
Over 1,000 wines at 90-plus points have appeared in the Insider
in the first half of 2017, and they're all here! Five remarkable wines from Australia, France and Portugal topped the list at 98 points apiece, while strong showings from California, Italy, New Zealand and elsewhere offer sipping pleasure in every style. A plethora of can't-miss values fills out this stunning selection.
June 28, 2017 (PDF)
With scores soaring to 97 points, here's a set of new releases, with wines from France, Italy and California. Landmark Golden State Cabernets show the power of the 2014 vintage in Napa, while luscious white Burgundies from top producers deliver impeccable depth and vibrancy. Stunning, ageworthy Barolos stand tall here.
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