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Insider Weekly: November 27 Edition

Insider Weekly: November 27 Edition

Striking California Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2016 vintage with scores up to 96 points, along with classic-rated Barbarescos, lead the way in this week’s blind tastings. For fans of Pinot Noir, check out the latest outstanding reviews from leading Oregon producers, and the Northern Rhône's Cornas appellation checks in with 9 complex Syrahs for the cellar. This Insider Weekly is topped by 4 Hot Wines, along with a distinctive Chilean red scoring 91 points and priced at just $17.

Insider Weekly: November 20 Edition

Insider Weekly: November 20 Edition

A stellar lineup of expressive Syrah bottlings up to 98 points from France's Northern Rhône Valley and concentrated, plush California Pinot Noirs represent only some of the most exciting reviews from this week's blind tastings. Vibrant and juicy Rieslings from Germany's Mosel Valley show great effort for the challenging but outstanding 2017 vintage. Conversely, 5 powerful Barolos up to 95 points and all under $100 characterize the excellent 2015 vintage. Along with 4 Gigondas bottlings under $50, this Insider Weekly is rounded out with 4 Hot Wines with marks up to 96 points. Plus, a Cabernet value pick from a leading producer scoring 92 points and costing just $30. 

Insider Weekly: November 13 Edition

Insider Weekly: November 13 Edition

Spectacular California Pinot Noir bottlings along with French selections from the coveted regions of Burgundy and the Rhône Valley make up the top reviews from this week's blind tastings. A spotlight on one of California's leading Zinfandel wineries with distinct old-vine vineyards shows the exceptional quality of its 2018 releases. Rare white Burgundies from the 2017 vintage, along with cellar-worthy Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds, are featured here, along with 4 Hot Wines up to 97 points. Plus, our value pick, from California, scores 92 points and costs just $18. 

Insider Weekly: November 6 Edition

Insider Weekly: November 6 Edition

Blue-chip bottlings from Italy and the Rhône Valley lead the way among the top wines reviewed in this week's tastings. A vertical review of Napa's famed Opus One includes updated scores and tasting notes of its legendary Cabernet going back to the 2005 vintage. A spotlight on an Oregon winery offers the latest reviews of its terroir-driven Pinot Noirs. Also included are collection-worthy Barolos, concentrated California Pinots, enticing Rhône whites and a 97-point Tuscany stunner for only $40.

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