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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

How's This for a Bonus?

Posted: February 24, 2009  By James Laube

We had a killer bonus round this past week in our Napa office tasting room. The bonus round is our editors' version of show-and-tell. Once we’re done with our respective blind tastings, we like to gather around the table, talk about the wines we tried, what we liked and what troubled us, why certain wines have that "wow" factor and others come up short.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

11 exciting new California Zinfandels in a range of styles

Posted: February 23, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Columns

California's Zinfandel Trifecta?

The 2007 vintage is looking even better than the previous two, based on samples poured at the annual ZAP tasting

Posted: February 6, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Ripe Zinfandel Blend from Sonoma

Ridge Geyserville California 2005

Posted: January 13, 2009  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

These 11 exceptional 2006 Zinfandels show that the Golden State's Zins are worth laying down for a spell

Posted: January 12, 2009  By Tim Fish

Video  :  Video Index

Top 10 Wines of 2008: #10

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube introduces wine #10 for 2008 and describes the X-factor that made it stand out.

Posted: November 5, 2008  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

10 excellent reds from new and familiar faces alike who continue to impress with the potentially outstanding 2006 vintage

Posted: November 3, 2008  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

A dozen excellent new wines from one of California's best value grapes

Posted: September 29, 2008  By Tim Fish

Video  :  Video Index

Martini's Monte Rosso: Gnarly Zin Tour and Tasting

Buckle your seatbelts for a dusty drive around the Monte Rosso Vineyard with Mike Martini and Wine Spectator's Tim Fish. This is the vineyard where Martini grows grapes for his Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, which he and Tim taste after the tour.

Posted: July 31, 2008  

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Caveat Emptor and Other Wine Service Faux Pas

Posted: July 21, 2008  By Bruce Sanderson

In light of our recent restaurant survey , I’d like to share a few of my recent wine service experiences. I was in Buffalo and Ontario earlier this month and dined at two upscale restaurants. On both occasions there were fundamental flaws in the wine service.

Video  :  Video Index

Zin-Licious: Tasting Biale Old Vine Zin

What should you look for in wines made from America's own grape? And what are the different styles of Zinfanel? Join Wine Spectator's Tim Fish and Al Perry, winemaker at Robert Biale, as they taste an old vine Zin from Monte Rosso vineyard in Sonoma.

Posted: June 30, 2008  

June 30, 2008 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

California Zinfandel Strikes a Balance

2006 delivers fruity and elegant reds ready to drink now

Posted: June 30, 2008  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Dry Creek Valley's Wines Should Be Better

Posted: June 10, 2008  By James Laube

Most wine regions are defined by either a grape or a style. Last week, as I rode my bike through picturesque Dry Creek Valley, my thoughts turned to what I consider this Northern Sonoma appellation’s dilemma.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Turley Zinfandels

The 2006 lineup of Turley Zins backs away from the winery's old powerhouse style

Posted: May 30, 2008  By Tim Fish

Video  :  Video Index

Old Vine Zin

What makes old vines Zinfandels so special? Find out with Wine Spectator's Tim Fish as he talks with Biale co-proprieter and winemaker Al Perry in Sonoma's terrific Monte Rosso vineyard.

Posted: May 29, 2008  

June 30, 2008 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

Posted: May 21, 2008  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

Thirteen outstanding Zinfandels from 2006 and 2005 show fans of the grape have an abundance of excellent wines to choose from

Posted: April 15, 2008  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Flashy 2006 Zinfandels from Carlisle

Posted: March 18, 2008  By James Laube

It’s always exciting when a great winemaker outdoes himself, which is exactly what Mike Officer has done with his 2006 Carlisle Zinfandels. These wines, which Tim Fish and I tasted in one of our regular weekly blind tastings, are sensational, earning a sprint don’t run endorsement.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Bear and Rattlesnake with Jackass Zin

Posted: February 11, 2008  By James Laube

School fund-raisers ain’t what they used to be. Forget bake and garage sales. How about grilled rattlesnake with a double magnum of 2002 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to wash it down? On Friday I was invited to a wild game feast hosted by vintners Pam and Lee Martinelli.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The Best Form of Education

Posted: February 3, 2008  By James Molesworth

Education comes in many forms—literature, film, etc. And often education comes in a predictable format or setting, such as the classroom, whereby you know what to expect. But for me, the best education is more than just seeing or hearing.

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