At up to 97 points, here's a set of new releases, with enticing wines from California, France, Germany and Italy. Dry Rieslings from Germany's Mosel region deliver racy acidity, while Italian reds from Sicily and Valpolicella offer power and structure. Pinot Noirs from California and Burgundy show two sides of this celebrated grape.
January 11, 2017 (PDF)
At up to 96 points, here's a set of new releases, with stellar wines from California, France and Spain. Golden State Zinfandels offer zesty expressions, while alluring Sherries show the best of this hip category. Pretty Champagnes and bold Right Bank Bordeaux round out the list in style. Nine wines scored a classic 95 points or higher.
January 4, 2017 (PDF)
At up to 95 points, here's a set of new releases, with spectacular wines from Australia, California, Oregon and France. Whites from Down Under make for vibrant sipping, while Oregon Pinot Noirs impress with elegance and focus. Bold California Cabernets stand alongside Bordeaux reds from the 2014 vintage, delivering power and the ability to age.
December 28, 2016 (PDF)
Wine Spectator Insider Semiannual Report:
Over 900 wines at 90-plus points have appeared in the Insider
in the second half of 2016, and they're all here! A trio of 99-pointers leads; France, California and Italy deliver everything from top-notch Cabernet to elegant Champagne, but don't miss up-and-comers from all corners of the wine world. Exceptional values abound as well.
December 21, 2016 (PDF)
At up to 99 points, here's a set of new releases, with stunning wines from California, France, Italy and Germany. California Rhône heavyweights Booker and Keplinger offer big flavors, while Burgundy reds and Italian Barolo deliver Old-World class. But luscious dessert wines from leaders including France's Château D'Yquem and Germany's Robert Weil take the cake.
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