In the Nov. 15, 2005 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

A Hot Year For Napa Cabernet - The 2002s are dazzling but expensive

Features

California Cabernet '02

Red Star Rising - Washington makes its case for Cabernet Franc

Whiplash In the Loire - Three vintages deliver sharply different styles across France's most extensive wine region

Success in the Cellar - For chef Didier Virot, the secret to great food is the wine match

Collector In the Kitchen - Virot oversees all matters of taste in his restaurant, Aix

Brothers in Vines - Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella are two of Italy's most successful winemakers, yet have completely different styles. Their family winery unites them

An American in Bordeaux - Joan Dillon, Duchesse de Mouchy, receives Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award in 2005

Fast Cars And Fine Wine - When NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon leaves the racetrack, he heads for wine country

Oil, Water and Wine - Bill Koch mixes it up, for profit and pleasure

A Tale of Two Cities, Texas Style - Dallas and Houston are rivals in every arena, including the dining room

Alain Ducasse - A talented new chef aims to revitalize the French superstar's Manhattan outpost

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet Sauvignon

    Wine

    Finding Tinto Fino - A new wave of winemakers in Spain's Ribera del Duero is making bold reds

    Cellared Treasures - Sommeliers are going straight to private collectors to find the best wines for their cellars

News

A Gourmet Capital Gets Back to Work - Restaurateurs lead the charge as New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebuild

GrapeVine

Regular, Moderate Drinkers Are Less Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds

Vintage Date Confuses Americans

Bronco Denied Appeal on Labeling Law

A Virgin in the Wine World

Pass Me a Cold One

New Consumer Lawsuit Challenges Arizona's Wine-Shipping Ban

California Welcomes More Shipping

Columns

Shuck the Shells - Cooked oysters take to many flavors and preparations

Corralling Napa Cabernet

Barbarians at the Cork

Penfolds Revives Two Famous Reds

Treasure Hunting in Mexico City

California's Big Red

Auctions

Burgundy in Demand - Red or white, it may be the most collectible wine at auction

Plenty to Offer: 1995 California Cabernet Retrospective - Reds from a star vintage are aging gracefully

Other

Collector In the Kitchen - Didier Virot oversees all matters of taste in his restaurant, Aix

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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