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August 2018

Old Heritage, New Blood at Heitz Cellar
Youthful energy infuses a California legend
Posted: Aug 16, 2018 2:00pm ET
28-year-old winemaker Brittany Sherwood has been appointed to helm production at one of Napa’s most storied labels, part of the changes underway here since the Heitz family sold the winery earlier this year to the Memphis, Tenn.–based Lawrence family. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth takes a walk through the vineyard with her.
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Paying Homage at Robert Mondavi Winery
There's another changing of the guard at Napa's iconic pioneer, and another impressive lineup with the 2015 vintage Cabernets
Posted: Aug 15, 2018 10:50am ET
There's another changing of the guard at Napa's iconic pioneer, with longtime winemaker Geneviève Janssens taking a step back at age 68. But first, she and her team have another impressive lineup with the 2015 vintage Cabernets Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth takes a closer look.
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The Sleeper Syrah of 2016
At Delas, Claire Darnaud was taken by surprise by the 2016 Northern Rhône reds
Posted: Aug 2, 2018 2:30pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in France's Rhône Valley to revisit the potentially stellar 2016 vintage. He'll be visiting top wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and beyond, as well as some new faces. Last stop: Delas.
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