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In the Feb. 28, 2014 Issue

2014 Editors' Picks

This year's Editors' Picks, where we offer insight on what to drink in the months ahead, focuses on wine categories still considered on the fringe, with many delivering distinctive character and good value. Watch our video preview of the issue.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

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

Cover Story

2014 Editors’ Picks - A year of discovery awaits, with 30 undersung categories beckoning wine lovers with distinctive bottlings and terroirs that are off the beaten path


    Tasting Reports

    Stellar Vintage Port - Near-perfect climatic conditions and improvements in the vineyards and cellars produced monumental wines from 2011

    Oregon Lightens Up - The latest crop of Pinot Noirs delivers delicate flavors with moderate alcohol levels



    Rollin Soles' Roco - The cowboy philosopher charts his own path after helming one of Oregon's top wineries

    Year in Review: 2013 - The numbers behind the 20,000-plus wines rated in the year just past Members can browse complete tasting notes for all wines reviewed in 2013 via our online Wine Ratings Search. To narrow down the list, select Expand Advanced Search and choose additional criteria, such as price, score, region or variety.










2013 Article Index

    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken


    Savvy Shopper


    James Laube - Southern California's magical island 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 VINTAGE REPORTS With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere. For on-the-go access to our vintage ratings for regions around the world, download WineRatings+, our free app for iPhone.

SUPER BOWL PARTY PLANNING The big game comes to the Big Apple and the Garden State, and it's time for a big party! Our editors share value wines and fun recipes to warm the bellies of your game-day guests. Plus, New York and New Jersey dining recommendations for wine-loving visitors.

VALENTINE'S DAY Everything for a night of romance: top sparkling and sweet wines, recipes to impress, the best chocolate, restaurants with award-winning wine lists and more.

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

ADVANCE RATINGS Start the new year off right by getting the early scoop on the smartest buys and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings.

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

PERSONAL WINE LIST/MY CELLAR Resolved to get more organized this year? Start with your wine cellar: Our tools help you track the bottles in your collection, with Wine Spectator reviews, your personal tasting notes and the latest auction prices for collectibles.


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