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In the June 15, 2006 Issue

California's Central Coast

Cover Story

California's New Frontier - The Central Coast breaks the winemaking mold while offering big vistas and small-town charms

    Santa Barbara - Pinot Noir comes on strong in Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley

    Paso Robles - An established region seeks a new identity built on Rhône varieties

    Monterey - Just when vintners had given up on Monterey, Gary Pisoni proved it could produce powerful Pinot Noir

    Exploring 101 - Cutting-edge wineries, enticing restaurants and wide-open spaces line Highway 101

Features

Austria's Go-To Whites - Despite an iffy growing season, 2004 delivers many outstanding Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners

Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande - Amid the Talley family's thousand acres of vegetables grow some of California's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Paso Robles - An established region seeks a new identitybuilt on Rhône varieties

Del Posto - An ambitious new Italian restaurant aims to teach as well as please

Return To Form - The Loire's 2004 vintage delivers textbook wines

Go Ahead, Be Crabby - Earthier than fish and more flavorful than lobster, crab is favored by chefs and diners

Wine Talk: Lorraine Bracco

Taste Runs in the Family - Evan and Joyce Goldstein pair wine and food

News

Coppola Unveils His Plans in Sonoma - Director hosts bash at his future visitor-oriented winery in Alexander Valley

Oregon Grapples With Wine Tourism - Vintners are wary of a proposal for Willamette Valley's first luxury resort

GrapeVine

Constellation Grows Even Bigger, With $1.3 Billion Purchase of Vincor

One-Glass Bottles

Michelin Heads to The West Coast

Columns

A Caveat for Cabernet

Terroir Matters

This Issue: California on the Cutting Edge

Auctions

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in the Spotlight - DRC wines give a consistent performance at auction

A Special Patch of Burgundy - In a 20-vintage tasting, the celebrated terroir of La Tâche shines through

Houston Wine Auction Ropes $1 Million

Other

Taste Runs in the Family - Evan and Joyce Goldstein pair wine and food

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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