At up to 98 points, here's a group of new releases, with breathtaking wines from Champagne, Napa, the Rhône Valley and Piedmont. Champagne superstars Krug, Drappier and Ruinart excel with sophisticated bubbly, while Napa powerhouses Schrader and Bond show the potential of the 2013 vintage. For fans of elegant reds, bottlings of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Barolo and Barbaresco are sure to entice.
August 24, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 96 points, here's another set of new releases, with bold wines from California, Australia, France and Italy. Napa Cabernet Sauvignons top the list, with releases from all-stars including Schrader, Harlan and Paul Hobbs. Steely Chablis from Christian Moreau Père & Fils and luscious Rhône whites from Michel & Stéphane Ogier contrast with strong reds from Tuscany and Down Under.
August 17, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 96 points, here's another set of new releases, with magnificent wines from California, France, Italy, Argentina and Australia. Napa Cabernets from Paul Hobbs and Opus One testify to the strength of the 2013 vintage, while diverse red stunners from Argentina's Viña Cobos, Australia's Henschke, Piedmont's Oddero and the Rhône's Château de Beaucastel show diversity and finesse.
August 10, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 97 points, here's another set of new releases, with attention-grabbing wines from Napa, France, Italy and Spain. California Cabernets from Shafer, Beringer and Charles Krug deliver power and balance, while reds from Tuscan masters Tenuta di Trinoro and Antinori excel. The Rhône's E. Guigal wins high marks for its remarkable red and white Ermitage Ex Voto bottlings.
August 3, 2016 (PDF)
Fans of strong California Cabernets, elegant Burgundies and Rhônes, and exciting New Zealand styles will all find winners in this week's Insider
, with picks up to 96 points. Bold flavors out of Napa include the latest from Scarecrow, Charles Krug, Realm, Cade and Tor, while Beaucastel, St.-Préfert, Jean Chartron and Louis Latour do the Old World proud. Don't miss the seven wines at 90+ points and $40 or less.
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