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Insider Weekly: July 21 Edition

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Insider Weekly: July 21 Edition

Following last week’s collection of 2018 California Cabernets, this week's Insider Weekly showcases another bevy of top releases, all recently blind-tasted in our Napa office. These wines showcase the profile of this potentially benchmark vintage: pure, vivid, yet remarkably restrained and focused fruit, with perfectly embedded structure. Wineries featured here include MacDonald, Schrader, Dominus, Dalla Valle, Favia and more. Don't miss the 93-point, $65 Oakville Cabernet value pick, and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines, up to 98 points.

Insider Weekly: July 14 Edition

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Insider Weekly: July 14 Edition

This week’s Insider Weekly is the first of back-to-back California Cabernet editions highlighting wines recently blind-tasted at our Napa office. This opener includes the first wave of top 2018s as well as the last wave of late releases from 2017. Collection-worthy bottles from leading wineries including Abreu, Harlan, Bond, Larkmead, Hall, Lokoya and more are featured here, with scores up to 97 points. Don't miss our value pick, a 93-point, $70 Cabernet from the Diamond Mountain District, along with 4 classic-rated Hot Wines.

Insider Weekly: July 7 Edition

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Insider Weekly: July 7 Edition

Compelling Washington Cabernets from Quilceda Creek, Betz, Cayuse and more impressed in recent blind tastings. Also featured are remarkable Australian reds, suave Ribera del Dueros and pure New Zealand Pinot Noirs. Don't miss the $27, 93-point Italian red and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines.

Insider Weekly: June 30 Edition

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Insider Weekly: June 30 Edition

Harmonious California Pinot Noirs from Aubert, Brewer-Clifton and more are showcased here from recent blind tastings. Also featured are complex Châteauneuf-du-Papes and distinctive Syrahs from leading Washington producers. Don't miss the $16, 92-point California Fumé Blanc and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines, including a powerful Cabernet blend from Chile.

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