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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Restrained View of California Wine

Jon Bonné's 'The New California Wine' offers rewarding vignettes, but minimizes much of what California's established vintners have accomplished

Posted: November 18, 2013  By James Laube

Jon Bonné insists he doesn’t dislike all California wine, but he’s hardly enamored with much of it. He makes that point clear in his new book, The New California Wine, A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste (Ten Speed Press, $35).

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

9 Exciting California Reds

New reviews of 2011 Zinfandels from Sonoma's Russian River and Dry Creek

Posted: November 18, 2013  By Tim Fish

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Posted: November 15, 2013  

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

A New Fall Classic

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver crafts a powerful Cabernet from Napa's Diamond Mountain

Posted: November 15, 2013  By James Laube

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

Cabernet Stars

Posted: November 15, 2013  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Parallel Universe

At Jonata, in Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley, uncommon terroir calls for an uncommon approach

Posted: November 15, 2013  By Evan Dawson

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

At Age 10, 2003 Cabernets Show Year’s Difficulties

Twenty wines shine in a recent tasting, but the vintage comes up short overall

Posted: November 15, 2013  By James Laube

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

The New & The Noteworthy

Six producers taking Cabernet in new directions

Posted: November 15, 2013  By Aaron Romano, Harvey Steiman, Augustus Weed

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Ripe for Cabernet

In Paso Robles, a boomlet for California's top red bears watching

Posted: November 15, 2013  By MaryAnn Worobiec

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Cool Victory for Cabernet

The 2010 wines from California are dense, balanced, and ideal for the cellar

Posted: November 15, 2013  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

Bill Foley Buys Sizable Share of Napa Valley Hotel Calistoga Ranch

Foley Family Wines owner partners with Auberge Resorts to provide luxury accommodations and a tasting room showcasing his wines

Posted: November 14, 2013  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

West Coast Wineries Are Up for Sale—Quietly

A wave of recent deals show investors see opportunities in wine, while owners see an exit strategy

Posted: November 12, 2013  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Bold California Reds

New reviews of Syrah and Grenache from the Central Coast

Posted: November 11, 2013  By James Laube

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Hearty Reds for the Fleeting Sunlight

Put away those frivolous wines of summer and drink something fit for autumn

Posted: November 6, 2013  By Tim Fish

Fall arrived in Sonoma County on Monday, or at least it finally felt like it, finally. It was something in the air, that hard to define mix of fleeting sunlight, long shadows and leaves in the breeze. Autumn comes late in Northern California and lingers only until the first serious storm blows in from the Pacific.

I'm in the mood for different wines when the weather changes. The flavors are generally richer, deeper and more multifaceted, so I look for a wine that's similar. A zesty red Rhône blend is often perfect, likewise Syrah and Zinfandel, plus red blends from Italy and Spain. Here are a few affordable picks for the fall.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

11 Enticing California Values

New reviews of accessible whites, reds and rosés, each priced at $25 or less

Posted: November 4, 2013  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News & Features

It’s a Wrap: The Grand Award Banquet

Blending tradition with a youthful verve, the New York Wine Experience ends with a bang

Posted: October 30, 2013  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Let the Consumers Decide if Natural Wines Are Popular

An interview with Kermit Lynch asserts that ripe wines are off the menu, but sales don't bear that out

Posted: October 30, 2013  By James Laube

Last week, while in New York for the Wine Spectator Wine Experience, many people brought up Kermit Lynch's interview in the New York Times, in which he discusses high-alcohol wines, the 100-point rating system, terroir and natural wines, among other hot-button wine topics. I have a few thoughts of my own to offer …

Lynch isn't much a fan of California wine, yet it appears that he disqualifies himself from passing judgment on the mere basis that he hasn't and doesn't follow California's wines as closely as many. His import business is based in St. Helena, in Napa Valley, run by a Napa vintner, Bruce Neyers, and I suspect Lynch pays far greater attention to California wine than he allows. He is, after all, a businessman who competes against California.

News & Features  :  News & Features

Featured Winemaker: Ridge Vineyards' Paul Draper

A winemaker with a minimalist philosophy before "natural wines" were a trend

Posted: October 29, 2013  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News & Features

Featured Winemaker: Justin Smith of Saxum

California winegrower Justin Smith dazzled the audience with his Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles 2011

Posted: October 29, 2013  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News & Features

Exploring California’s Terroir with Peter Michael

One of the state's top vintners showcases Knights Valley, Sonoma Coast and Napa wines

Posted: October 28, 2013  By Augustus Weed

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