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In the Nov. 15, 2003 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

California Cabernet's Split Decision - A few stars shine in 2000, but overall quality is variable
California Cabernet: A Look Ahead - The 2002 vintage is marked by quality swings
Joe Heitz and Martha's Vineyard - One of California's greatest winemakers discovered this stellar vineyard through a quirk of fate
The Magic of Martha's Vineyard
The Heitz Family Remains in Charge


Wine Talk: Jon Favreau
Gold Rush in Toro - Spain's hottest wine region boasts big names, big money and big wines
Rutherglen's Unique Sweet Wines - An Australian region struggles to preserve its singular heritage
Roussillon in a New Light - This rustic Mediterranean region is bringing wine and dining up to date
The Pleasures of La Pergola - A rooftop restaurant in Rome provides elevated cuisine and views across the Eternal City
California Sangiovese Losing Ground - Despite high hopes, Tuscany's prime red rarely thrives in the Golden State
The Entrepreneur and the Ambassador - Craig and Kathryn Hall make an investment as big as Texas in Napa Valley
A World in a Cellar - Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence is home to an amazing array of wine
Decanting - Aeration -- friend and enemy of wine
Greece's Enduring Wine Heritage
Boutique Chocolate - New companies think small and aim high, with quality at a premium
Pigs, Salt & Glory - For generations, Carnicas Joselito has made the best cured hams in Spain


Francis Ford Coppola - The Oscar-winning film director earns Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award
Salvador Renteria - Living the American dream in Napa


California Winery Woes: From Boom to Bankruptcy - In hard times, some producers choose Chapter 11
New Closures Still Provide the Pop
Wine Spectator School Launches New California Cabernet Course
Chilean Vintner Shows Horse sense With Two Outstanding New Wines
Federal Appeals Court Nixes Michigan's Wine-Shipping Ban
Foie Gras Vandals Prompt Chefs to Reexamine Menus


Cabernet Roller Coaster
Cabernet's Glut and Merlot's Slump
If I Were Building a Cellar Now
Screw Cap Closures for Red Wine
Germany's Dry Revolution


Holding Their Own - At age 10, the 1993 California Cabernets are mature and complex
Opening Act - Corkscrews create a market beyond their everyday use

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