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Get a jump on highly rated wines before they sell out. Our editors bring you their most exciting finds from their latest tastings, with scores and tasting notes in this weekly member-only newsletter.

Read the February 3 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
California has been blessed with a string of super vintages, and they continue to yield top-notch wines. We've got Cabernets, Pinots, Chardonnays and more from Aubert, Keever, Marcassin, Patz & Hall and Neyers, plus some Oregon Pinots in the mix. In the Old World, look for rock-solid Rhône reds from Pégaü and La Vieille Julienne, plus an eclectic assortment of reds, whites and sweeties from all over Italy.

Recent Editions

January 27, 2016 (PDF)
Rich Pinots, Cabernets, Chardonnays, Nebbiolos and more deliver excellence and diversity in this report, with collectibles and superb values from California, Italy and Spain. Among the marquee names to look for are Turley, Brewer-Clifton, A.P. Vin and Loring, plus Giacomo Conterno, Mascarello & Figlio, Gaja and G.D. Vajra. Check out 11 wines at 90-plus points and $40 or less.
January 20, 2016 (PDF)
Cabernet, Pinot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel—if you're a California wine lover, this report has plenty to like, with picks up to 96 points. Top names to look for include Marcassin, Relic, Anthem, Carlisle, Donum and Loring. Australia contributes excellent bottles from Penfolds and Two Hands, while grand cru Burgundies and special selections from South Africa round this out.
January 13, 2016 (PDF)
California, France, Italy, Australia and Portugal each bring fantastic wines to the table in this Insider, which features both collectible classics and on-the-rise favorites. In the New World, look for picks from Peter Michael, Sojourn, Tensley, Keplinger and Two Hands, while stylish Sicilian and Portuguese reds and whites wow, and France impresses with exquisite Sauternes, Champagne and red Burgundy.
January 6, 2016 (PDF)
The first Insider of 2016 starts the year strong, with a run of classic-rated wines up to 98 points. California Pinot Noir and Zin lovers should look for picks from Carlisle, Bedrock, A.P. Vin and Donum. Bordeaux's latest standouts are Sauternes and Barsac: Yquem, Doisy Daëne, Climens, Coutet and Guiraud are here, and diverse Spanish reds bring this together. Plus, nine wines at 90-plus points and $40 or less.

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