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Premiere Napa Valley Sale Brings in a Record $6 Million

Napa Valley Vintners' barrel tasting and auction sees strong demand for 2013 Cabernets

Posted: February 23, 2015  By James Laube

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

8 Hot Napa Cabernet Sauvignons

New reviews of 2012 California Cabernets that won’t break the bank

Posted: February 23, 2015  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

50 Years in Wine and a Cellar to Prove It

Winemaker Richard Arrowood stages a remarkable retrospective of his wines through the years

Posted: February 18, 2015  By Tim Fish

WineSpectator.com members: Read senior editor Tim Fish's scores and tasting notes for a vertical of Richard Arrowood's Sonoma Cabernets from Chateau St. Jean and Arrowood going back to 1975.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Sonoma’s Dining Shifts into High Gear

New restaurants in Healdsburg and Sonoma Valley are resetting the bar

Posted: February 11, 2015  By Tim Fish

The Sonoma County dining scene isn't like any place else. Chefs were doing farm to table back in the 1980s, long before it was de rigueur, and somehow over the years they've managed to keep it real. The chefs here hangout with farmers and the winemakers are connected to the land and the kitchen. Here are four new restaurants Sonoma diners are excited about.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Vertical Tasting of Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noirs

Seven vintages reveal how using stems and avoiding new oak create a distinctive style

Posted: February 11, 2015  By James Laube

WineSpectator.com members: Read James Laube's scores and tasting notes for 7 vintages of Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noirs.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Alluring California Pinot Noirs

New reviews of 2012 Pinots from California’s top growing regions

Posted: February 9, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Brewer-Clifton Founders Sell Majority Share in Santa Barbara Winery

Investors buy 70 percent share; Greg Brewer says Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Chardonnay star won’t change

Posted: February 6, 2015  By James Laube

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Are Small Wineries Doomed?

What the sale of Siduri says about the state of California wine

Posted: February 5, 2015  By Mitch Frank

Last week, Adam and Dianna Lee signed a deal selling Siduri, which produces 20,000 cases of California Pinot Noir a year, and Novy, a 5,000-case brand, to Jackson Family Wines—which owns more than two dozen wineries. Neither side will talk price, but based on other recent deals, we're talking tens of millions of dollars.

Some days, it feels like there are no small wineries left in California. Of course that's not true, but I'm often editing news of a larger wine company swallowing a smaller one.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Praying for Rain in California

With a storm in the forecast, can wine country catch up from the driest January on record?

Posted: February 4, 2015  By Tim Fish

Wait a minute. What's that clear, soggy stuff falling from the sky?

Winemakers and grapegrowers might ask that question on Thursday when the first major rainstorm since Christmas is expected to hit Northern California.

News & Features  :  News

Basketball's Tim Duncan Suing Terroir Founder Charles Banks

NBA star alleges he was misled on winery fund and other investments; Banks denies all claims

Posted: February 2, 2015  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Impressive California Chardonnays

New reviews from Sonoma’s outstanding 2012 vintage

Posted: February 2, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Kendall-Jackson Owners Buy California Pinot Powerhouse Siduri

Adam Lee will continue as winemaker; Jackson Family Wines sees potential in single-vineyard Pinot Noir

Posted: January 29, 2015  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Hit-and-Miss Vertical Tasting of Groth Cabernet Reserve

The best of 19 vintages of Napa Cabernet show the inconsistencies of weaker years

Posted: January 29, 2015  By James Laube

WineSpectator.com members: Read James Laube's scores and tasting notes for 19 vintages of Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

A House of Zinfandel Reborn

Brothers Jake and Scot Bilbro revitalize Sonoma’s Limerick Lane

Posted: January 28, 2015  By Tim Fish

When Jake and Scot Bilbro took over Limerick Lane winery and vineyard in 2011, it seemed an ideal match. The estate has a rich history of producing outstanding Zinfandel, and the brothers Bilbro grew up in the Sonoma County wine business with their dad, Chris Bilbro, at Marietta Cellars.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

9 Impressive Napa Cabernets

New reviews of California Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2012 vintage

Posted: January 26, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Napa Police Recover Rare Wine Stolen from the French Laundry

Sheriff reports much of $300,000 in vinous loot found in North Carolina; no arrests as investigation continues

Posted: January 23, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Wine Industry Makes Big Strides in Sustainability

Growers look to next 100 years following productive first year of ambitious certification program

Posted: January 16, 2015  By Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

A Wish List for 2015

No one can predict the future, but here are my anticipated highlights of the year ahead

Posted: January 14, 2015  By Tim Fish

Here are a few of the things I'm looking forward to in 2015, including eating more foie gras and drinking more Merlot and Zindandel.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Hot California Wines for $32 or Less

New reviews of affordable whites and reds to fit any occasion

Posted: January 12, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Ban on Foie Gras

Ruling makes foie gras legal to sell in California; animal-rights groups hope to appeal

Posted: January 8, 2015  By Augustus Weed

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