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In the Oct. 15, 2013 Issue

Josh Jensen

Calera's wines are made to cellar, and in a world where wines are crafted for immediate gratification, they stand out for their austerity and minerality, reflecting the fulfillment of vintner Josh Jensen's vision of rooting Pinot Noir in limestone.

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

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

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

Cover Story

Josh Jensen's Quest - For nearly four decades, Burgundy-style Pinot Noir has been the goal of this iconoclastic vintner. The inside story of Calera's single-vineyard Pinots, which are the product of a unique and rugged terroir in a remote slice of old California

    Calera's Lineup - On the slopes of Mount Harlan, limestone is key to understanding the style of the wines


    Tasting Reports

    World Values - 100 wines from around the globe that offer impressive quality for the price

    Spanish Stalwarts - In a diverse country, consistent leaders stand out for quality and value

      Vertical Exploration - A closer look at three big reds: L’Ermita, Dominio de Pingus and Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva

    Friuli Frontier - Rich and robust white wines are the stars from northeast Italy



    Mountain Men - Spain's Bodegas Borsao makes a statement with Garnacha from Campo de Borja







    Wine Auctions


    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken



    Savvy Shopper


    James Laube - The numbers game 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.

VIDEO CONTEST FINALISTS Find out who made the cut in Wine Spectator's seventh annual wine video competition, and who won the viewers' top vote to earn the grand prize! On Sept. 9, the finalists will be posted and voting will be opened to the public; the winner will be revealed on Sept. 17.

NEW WEEKLY POLL We want to know what you think about hot topics in the world of wine, from restaurant wine service to pricing to the latest trends in wine styles and grape varieties. Vote in our polls and see your fellow readers' opinions.

KOSHER PICKS For the High Holidays, get our editors' recommendations of recently rated kosher wines, plus a new seasonal recipe your guests will be sure to enjoy.

VALUE WINES Looking for great deals on your favorite types of wines, or a wallet-friendly change of pace? Browse our frequently updated lists of Top Values, high-scoring wines at low prices; Easy Finds, inexpensive, high quality wines made in large quantities; and Wineries for Value, producers who have made the most values in their region.

ADVANCE RATINGS Wondering which wines might make it into Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013? Make sure you get the early scoop on the best values and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings. In previous years, many wines that ended up in the Top 100 were first featured in these venues:

  • Insider: Weekly reviews of highly rated, sought-after wines before they sell out.
  • Advance: Sneak peeks at top picks from upcoming issues of the magazine.
  • Tasting Highlights: Great wines from noteworthy regions and producers.


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