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Wine Spectator Insider: May 15 edition


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Read the May 15 edition of Wine Spectator Insider

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Read the May 15 edition of Wine Spectator Insider

This week's Wine Spectator Insider features wines up to 96 points from California, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Chile, including a special spotlight on an iconic Burgundy producer and a 95-point Syrah for just $40.


Recent Editions

May 8, 2019

California Pinots, white Burgundy and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Germany and Spain. Watch out for these new releases of 2017 Pinot Noir from Sonoma and Monterey counties, featuring bottlings from prized producers and vineyards; the scores are high and the prices fair, all $90 or less. Several white Burgundy grands crus will delight collectors, and top reds and whites from Germany will provide years of drinking pleasure. Plus, gems from Spain are structured and harmonious, including a 95-point Rioja for just $32.


May 1, 2019

California Chardonnays, Tuscan reds and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., Australia, France and Italy. Nearly half of this edition is made up of delicious Chardonnays from up and down the Golden State. Super Tuscans from Italy come in strong with high-scoring reds from the 2015 and 2016 vintages. Plus, some solid picks from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Australia are well worth seeking out, including a 93-point Shiraz for just $25.


April 24, 2019

California Cabernet, Champagne and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Germany. A collection of top Napa Cabernets are clamoring for a place in your cellar, showing fleshy textures and structure. Stellar examples of Cabernet from Washington are here too, alongside Grenache and Syrah bottlings from the state, including former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe's wine. Different styles of Champagne impress, including top-of-the-range cuvées. Explore the dry side of Riesling with these stunning 2017 Grosses Gewächs from Germany. One 93-point red costs just $25.


April 17, 2019

California Chardonnay, white Burgundy and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Hungary. The two greats of Chardonnay, France and California, face off with top-notch grands crus and legendary domestic producers. Excellent Pinots from Willamette Valley in Oregon deliver expressive flavors and solid structures, including one 93-pointer for just $30. Plus, get a taste of Hungary's most prized wine, Tokaji, a dessert style with incredible complexity.


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