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.
July 13, 2016 (PDF)
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in the first half of 2016, with three top achievers at 98 points and 10 more at 97. France and California contributed the lion's share of wines here, but don't miss a panoply of reds, whites, sparklers and sweeties from Australia, Italy, Spain, Oregon, Washington and beyond. Exceptional values abound as well.
July 6, 2016 (PDF)
A quartet of 95-pointers leads this set of new releases, with bold, powerful reds and whites from Napa, France, Italy and Spain. California Cabernet stars Colgin and Memento Mori deliver classic-rated versions, while Barolo and Northern Rhône masters bring the best of the Old World. The latest release of Bodega Numanthia Termanthia is here. Eight hot values scored 90-plus points and cost $40 or less.
June 29, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 95 points, here's another group of new releases, with tremendous reds and whites from California, Argentina, Australia and France's Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Malbec powerhouse Viña Cobos delivers a trio of outstanding versions, while Sonoma's Arista and Failla show the character of California Pinot Noir. John Duval Shiraz from Down Under contrasts with Rhône Valley reds from Roger Sabon & Fils.
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