Pinot Noirs from California and Oregon, and more up to 98 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., Italy and Australia. The two strongholds of American Pinot face off: California shows off treasures from Sonoma County, while Oregon highlights some of the best Willamette Valley reds from the 2016 vintage. A few top grapes from Australia come into the mix, for fans of Cabernet and Shiraz. Last but not least, 2013 Brunellos are here and will not disappoint, leading the way with the highest scores of this edition.
March 13, 2019 (PDF)
California Cabernet, red Burgundy and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Austria and South Africa. Napa Cabs bursting with concentrated fruit flavors and cellarworthy structures are here, highlighting the 2015 and 2016 vintages. The parade of Pinot excellence continues, with grands crus
like Richebourg, Bonnes Mares and more. It's not all white wine in Austria: Check out these outstanding examples of Cabernet Franc and Blaufränkisch. And a who's-who of South African winemaking presents varied grapes and styles.
March 6, 2019 (PDF)
California Zinfandel, Washington reds and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., Chile and Germany. Our highest-scoring Zinfandel ever is here, a bottling crafted by a vintner from a well-known California Zin family. Stars of Washington show off the trifecta of the state's red-wine excellence, with expressions of Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot. Powerful and well-structured wines from Chile prove that the country can make cellar-worthy reds. Plus, don't miss out on these decadent German Rieslings. One 93-point Zin costs just $22.
February 27, 2019 (PDF)
California bubbly, red Burgundy and more up to 97 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Portugal. Stars of California sparkling wine show off their most recent disgorgements. Plus, don't miss new releases of Sonoma Pinot and Chardonnay. Some serious red Burgundies make an appearance, including many grands crus
, with bottlings from top producers. The best of Portugal is here, as well as lauded producers from the Loire Valley. One 94-pointer costs just $25.
February 20, 2019 (PDF)
California Zinfandel, Syrah and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Australia. Zesty Zins will capture your attention for their expressiveness and attractive prices. A set of diverse styles from Australia is here, including lauded cuvées and producers. And from France, we highlight terroirs
up and down the Northern Rhône, from Côte-Rôtie to Hermitage. One 94-pointer costs just $24.
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