Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

In the June 30, 2013 Issue

California Zinfandel

Long maligned and misunderstood, California's distinctive red grape is now making first-rate wines under the guidance of Zin masters like Larry Turley.

FREE Wine Charts:

California Zinfandel: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all California Zinfandel wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

2012 Red Bordeaux: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all 2012 Red Bordeaux wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Austria: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Austrian wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Brunello di Montalcino: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Brunello di Montalcino wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Zinfandel Powerhouse - Larry Turley’s passion and drive have made Turley Wine Cellars' powerful yet balanced Zins the stylistic role model across California

    Producers to Know - Fifteen California wineries with track records for Zinfandel excellence


    Tasting Reports

    2012 Bordeaux Barrels - Our first tastings of this difficult vintage reveal a very good to outstanding performance by top châteaus

    Going Grüner - This plush and spicy white helps put Austria on the world stage

    Brunello di Montalcino - Fans of these Italian Sangioveses have a choice of styles among the 2008s and the 2007 riservas


    San Francisco - Three seasonally driven restaurants offer elevated dining in emerging neighborhoods Find nearly 3,800 restaurants worldwide that have award-winning wine lists in our Restaurant Search.


    The Quiet Man - Unassuming Bordeaux consultant Eric Boissenot brings an impeccable palate and innate understanding of terroir to his clients' cellars


Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest! Wine Spectator's 7th Annual Contest - Share your wine story and earn great prizes




    Keyshawn Johnson - Football star and ESPN commentator Keyshawn Johnson adds wine to his ready list

    The Environment



    Cellars / Collections

    Christian Nellemann - London collector finds affinity with an American design firm FREE Collecting & Auctions E-letter: Sign up to receive a new collectible wine pick in each biweekly edition, plus expert tips on collecting, auction news and analysis.


    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken


    Savvy Shopper


    James Laube - Mondavi's To Kalon cachet In his blogs, James Laube shares updates from his recent tastings and visits with winemakers, and discusses hot-button issues in the wine industry. Join the conversation with other members.

    A Perfect Match

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2013 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's Seventh Annual Video Contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists and post them on, where viewers can vote for the winning video. The deadline to enter is Sept. 2. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.

FATHER'S DAY Impress Dad with a delicious (but easy-to make) meal, served with a wine you know he'll love. We're sharing a new recipe and recently rated wines to match. Or, take him out to a restaurant with an award-winning wine list and treat him to a great bottle.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss this recent addition:

  • Red Before White?: Upending the common tasting order in the United States, some winemakers prefer to evaluate their reds before their whites because of the impact tannins and acidity have on the palate. Watch this video with C.P. Lin of Mountford Estate to learn the physiology behind his preference.

NOTES ON NEW RELEASES Refreshing rosés. Summery whites. Juicy reds at value prices. What else should you be trying right now? Get the best of our editors' latest reviews straight from the tasting room each week in our Tasting Highlights.

MASTER THE WINES OF BORDEAUX Get to know the important classifications, the collectible wines and the bargains with our Wine Spectator School online course on Bordeaux. Taste the difference between wines from key areas and go behind the scenes at top châteaus. This and nine other courses are included with membership.


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories