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Insider Weekly: Aug 11 Edition

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Insider Weekly: Aug 11 Edition

Sensational Champagnes from the 2008 vintage up to 99 points wowed in recent blind tastings. Also featured are alluring California Cabernets from Heitz, David Arthur, Duckhorn and more as well as generous Chianti Classicos. Don't miss impressive Oregon Pinot Noirs, a $22, 93-point Sangiovese and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines.

Insider Weekly: Aug 4 Edition

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Insider Weekly: Aug 4 Edition

Stunning 2018 California Cabernets continue their high-scoring streak in recent blind tastings. Also featured are seamless Champagnes and powerful super Tuscans. Don't miss sumptuous German Rieslings, a $17, 93-point New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines, including a 97-point Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet blend.

Insider Weekly: July 28 Edition

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Insider Weekly: July 28 Edition

Big scores for 2018 California Cabernets continued to roll in during recent blind tastings, with selections for Colgin, Paul Hobbs, Favia and more. Also featured are impressive super Tuscans, including the 2018 Masseto, and compelling German Rieslings. Don't miss the stylish $25, 93-point Oregon Pinot Noir and 4 classic-rated Hot Wines, including an old-vine Douro Valley red.

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.

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