Diversity reigns in this globe-trotting selection of new releases, with wines from California, France and Germany, up to 98 points. Rhône-style reds from the Golden State stand alongside luscious sweet and dry Rieslings from the Mosel. Awe-inspiring red Burgundies deliver complex characters and the ability to age.
January 10, 2018 (PDF)
It's an all-Bordeaux extravaganza, featuring wines from the extraordinary 2015 vintage, up to 96 points. Star châteaus from the Left and Right Banks deliver sumptuous bottlings, but a number of great values from lesser-known estates stand out as well. Look for our complete report of the vintage in the March 31 issue.
January 3, 2018 (PDF)
Ring in 2018 with this set of new releases, with wines from California, Washington and France, up to 98 points. Sonoma Pinot Noirs from Golden State standouts impress, while Rhône-style reds from Washington go the extra mile. Stunning dessert wines from Barsac and Sauternes round this out.
December 27, 2017 (PDF)
Wine Spectator Insider Semiannual Report:
950 wines at 90-plus points have appeared in the Insider in the second half of 2017, and they're all here! One special wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape scored a whopping 99 points. Nine other wines from France and Portugal rounded out the cream of the crop at 98 points. California and Italy also came out strong, as well as discoveries from Australia, South Africa, Spain and beyond.
December 20, 2017 (PDF)
Toast the holidays with this week's set of new releases, with wines from Australia, California and France, up to 97 points. Bold bottlings from Down Under heavyweights impress, while Golden State reds show power and finesse. Northern Rhône winners round this out.
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