The riveting 2012 California Cabernets continue to draw applause, at up to 96 points here. You know the names: Carter, Colgin, Hall, Hewitt, Keever, Joseph Phelps, Opus One and more. This report also features the highest score we've ever awarded a New Zealand white wine, plus big reds from Washington, Australia and France's Bandol.
July 22, 2015 (PDF)
At up to 98 points, some of the most prized wines of California and France grace this report, which is loaded with classics from top vintages. California Cabernets from Screaming Eagle, Hall, Lewis, Peter Michael and Caymus stand tall alongside the iconic "La La" Rhône trio from Guigal. Plus, Spanish elegance, Barolo excellence and New Zealand all-stars.
July 15, 2015 (PDF)
Pinot Noirs from California and Oregon put on an impressive display in this report, with stellar examples up to 95 points from Dehlinger, Donum, Skywalker, Pisoni, Ribbon Ridge and Boedecker. Fans of bigger styles can look to Spain and Washington, where Cabernet, Syrah and Grenache dominate here.
July 8, 2015 (PDF)
There are two U.S. states and four other countries stepping to the plate in this report, with big reds up to 95 points. Cabernet, Pinot, Chardonnay, Chianti, Port—we've got a great mix of styles from California, Washington, France, Italy and more, including 9 wines at 90+ points and $40 or less.
July 1, 2015 (PDF)
Wine Spectator Insider Semiannual Report:
Nearly 1,000 wines at 90-plus points have appeared in the Insider
in the first half of 2015, including a quartet of 98-point stunners. Get the full list, including many Cabernets and Pinots of California's standout 2012 and 2013 vintages, winners from 2012 in France and powerhouse 2010 Italians, plus tons of hot values.
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