At up to 96 points, here's a selection of spectacular new releases, with must-try wines from California, France's Champagne and Rhône Valley, Austria and Spain. Sparklers from Krug and Armand de Brignac showcase Champagne's elegance, while whites from Johann Donabaum and E. Guigal refresh. Reds from Carlisle and Rochioli round this out. Twelve wines here are rated 90-plus points and cost $40 or less.
May 18, 2016 (PDF)
Old World and New go head-to-head this week, with a knockout Sonoma Zinfandel and a big Spanish red notching 96 points. Elegant Pinot Noir from Burgundy's Bouchard Père & Fils stands next to Tuscan reds from Barone Ricasoli and the latest Sassicaia. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Washington's Cayuse and Reynvaan mix with California stalwarts Paul Hobbs and Turley.
May 11, 2016 (PDF)
This week, California, Italy, Spain, Washington and South Africa battle it out with tremendous picks, including a quartet of classic-rated reds. In the New World, we have Rhône styles, Cabernets and Chardonnays from Dehlinger, Peter Michael, Cayuse and de Trafford. In Italy and Spain, try Amarone, Sagrantino, Ribera, Montsant and more. Check out the 10 wines at 90-plus points and $40 or less.
May 4, 2016 (PDF)
California, Washington, Australia and France deliver everything from brash Cabernets to rapier Sauvignon Blancs in this report, with wines up to 96 points. New World releases include strong efforts from Paul Hobbs, Peter Michael, Orin Swift, Turley, Cayuse, No Girls, Two Hands and Leeuwin, while Francophiles can pick from lofty Burgundies, noble Châteauneuf-du-Papes, vibrant Sancerres and more.
April 27, 2016 (PDF)
Old and new styles mingle in this week's report, with intense Washington reds leading the way up to 97 points. Look for Syrah and Cabernet from Reynvaan, Cayuse and Leonetti. For Australian expressions of these varieties, find Two Hands and Elderton. France brings Burgundy Pinot and Chablis, while a diverse array of Spanish and Italian picks impresses. Don't miss the 15 wines at 90-plus points and $40 or less.
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