American Pinot Noir, Riesling and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Germany and Spain. Diverse gems from California and Oregon, from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay to Zinfandel, are good contenders for your Thanksgiving table. German Rieslings that can age for decades are among the top score-getters. In the Rhône, it's spotlight on St.-Joseph, and Spanish reds shine with expressive fruit. Half of these picks cost $60 or less.
November 7, 2018 (PDF)
California Cabernet, French reds and more up to 95 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Portugal and Austria. Napa powerhouses reveal Cabernet Sauvignons full of youthful energy that will develop beautifully over the years. Gorgeous Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Vintage Ports and a special 1985 Madeira are also great additions to your cellar. Plus, Austrian and French discoveries are worth seeking out, including exciting whites and a Loire Valley dessert wine.
October 31, 2018 (PDF)
California Rhône styles, Barolo and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S. and Italy. Syrah- and Grenache-based wines from California ally both power and finesse, while Oregon shows off some of its best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Two sides of Italian excellence are present here: big-name ageworthy Barolos and outstanding values from Tuscany. More than a dozen of these wines are under $50; one 95-pointer costs just $30.
October 24, 2018 (PDF)
Napa Cabernet, Vintage Port and more up to 99 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Portugal. Read on for fruit-packed California Cab that will cruise in the cellar, 2016 Vintage Port at staggeringly high scores, and outstanding white wines from Alsace. Half of these wines—a grand total of 19—scored 95 points or more.
October 17, 2018 (PDF)
High-end Champagnes, Pinot Noirs and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans France, Italy and the U.S. More bubbly rolls out ahead of the holiday season, Pinot lovers will be delighted by these Oregon and Burgundy stars, and recent Barolo vintages show promise for the cellar.
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