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We've got the highest-rated 2012 California wine yet, a remarkable Napa Cabernet at 97 points. If you prefer Pinot, Oregon delivers, while Riesling fans can look to Germany. Southern Rhônes and Portuguese reds round this out. Plus, 10 wines at 90+ points and $40 or less. Read more » (PDF)

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» February 18, 2015 (PDF)
California, France and South Africa deliver wines for the ages here, up to 98 points. Cabernet, Chardonnay and Zinfandel from Lewis, Bedrock and Hanzell look very nice, but don't miss the vaunted Chapoutier Ermitage white trio—plus the highest-rated South African wine ever.

» February 11, 2015 (PDF)
A big week for big reds, up to 97 points: Look for rock-solid California Cabernets and Zinfandels from Hundred Acre, Saxum and Bedrock; bold Barolos from Cavallotto, Giuseppe Mascarello and Giacomo Conterno; and heady Northern Rhônes from Chapoutier and Ferraton.

» February 4, 2015 (PDF)
California, France and Italy all impress here, with wines up to 97 points. Pinot fans can opt for Golden State favorites from A.P. Vin, Calera, Siduri and Donum or Burgundy grands crus in the Gevrey-Chambertin area. Marquee Rhône reds are led by a Chapoutier Ermitage trio.

» January 28, 2015 (PDF)
There are 96+ point classics here from California, Italy and France, with favorites from Barolo, Sonoma, Châteauneuf and more. Look for Mascarello, Manzone and Elio Altare, plus Zins from Limerick Lane and Williams Selyem. Chapoutier and Tardieu-Laurent excel in the Rhône.


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