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In the Nov. 15, 2007 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Napa's Highs & Lows - Outstanding Cabernets come from the mountains and the valley floor, but the vineyards vary widely

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets - Great aromatics, balance and elegance define the new vintage, with Napa Valley leading the way

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: 20 to Watch - Exciting New Cabernet Labels

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Top Wines

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Map of the California's Napa Valley

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: California Cabernet Values


A Castle on the Hill - Daryl Sattui's Castello di Amorosa brings Tuscany to Napa

Americans in Burgundy - California cult Cabernet producer Ann Colgin and Joe Wender purchase a venerable négociant in Beaune

    Tasting Reports

    Alsatian Assets - 2005 offers a winning combination of ripe fruit and well-defined acidity

    Santorini Success - Top Greek wines are led by outstanding whites from this lovely island


    The Gold Standard - An ambitious wine list and William Bradley's cuisine take San Diego's Addison to great heights


    Grapes of Gold - Andy Beckstoffer has built a vineyard empire on the California North Coast







    Inside Wine


    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

TOP 100 COUNTDOWN  In November, we'll begin unveiling the Top 10 wines of 2007, followed by the complete Top 100 list. The names of the wines will be available to all our readers, but you must be a subscriber to get the tasting notes. Don't miss out on this exciting event-visit our site for a schedule of the countdown.

NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE  Our full event coverage brings the world's best winemakers and chefs to you, with photos, articles and videos from the tastings and seminars. You'll practically be able to taste the wines.

VIDEOS  We now have more than 150 videos! Our latest bring this issue's articles to life:

HALLOWEEN  Celebrate the holiday the adult way-with sweet wines and sophisticated desserts.

HARVEST REPORTS  Learn about the 2007 crop straight from U.S. winemakers as the grapes come in.

COLLECTING & AUCTIONS  Become a smarter bidder: Stay on top of the latest trends with our newly redesigned Auction Highlights section, which shows the results from major sales. Find out which collectibles are selling for above-average prices and which are relative bargains.

VINTAGE CHARTS  We offer more than 35 charts in total, updated regularly with the latest vintages and featuring our editors' scores and drinkability recommendations. Scan our vintage chart grid to get an overview of each year in the world's major wine regions, or check the individual region charts for more details on conditions in each year.


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