Blockbuster Barolos up to 97 points and vibrant California Pinot Noirs with outstanding scores lead the pack in this week's blind tastings. The latest single-vineyard releases from one of California's Rhône-style wine masters, Saxum, show excellent marks. For white wine lovers looking for new discoveries, check out 5 selections each at 94 points from South Africa, Germany and France. This Insider Weekly is capped off with 4 Hot Wines with classic scores along with a 9-year-old Rioja that scored 92 points and retails for only $30.
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Impressively polished Oregon Pinot Noirs up to 94 points as well as stunning single-vineyard bottlings from South Africa's Sadie Family lead the way in this week’s blind tastings. Napa Cabernet fans should check out the 11 under-$100 outstanding bottlings featured this week. For Barolo lovers, this Insider Weekly includes 5 new releases from leading producers with scores up to 95 points. Lastly, don’t miss the 4 Hot Wines covering 4 countries as well as a seductive Syrah from France scoring 93 points and priced at just $29.
The 2016 vintage of Califonia Cabernets continues to impress, with new releases earning scores up to 94 points in this week's tastings, while 7 Pinot Noirs from the prized Chambertin appellation earn classic ratings. Chardonnay lovers should check out the vibrant and nuanced versions from Oregon featured here. And a non-blind vertical tasting back to 1991 from a leading winery from Spain's Rioja appellation, Señorio de San Vicente, shows marks up to 97 points. Don't miss this week's 4 Hot Wines, from Piedmont, Tuscany and the Rhône, or our value pick, an alluring California Sauvignon Blanc earning 93 points and priced at just $28.
Striking California Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2016 vintage with scores up to 96 points, along with classic-rated Barbarescos, lead the way in this week’s blind tastings. For fans of Pinot Noir, check out the latest outstanding reviews from leading Oregon producers, and the Northern Rhône's Cornas appellation checks in with 9 complex Syrahs for the cellar. This Insider Weekly is topped by 4 Hot Wines, along with a distinctive Chilean red scoring 91 points and priced at just $17.
A stellar lineup of expressive Syrah bottlings up to 98 points from France's Northern Rhône Valley and concentrated, plush California Pinot Noirs represent only some of the most exciting reviews from this week's blind tastings. Vibrant and juicy Rieslings from Germany's Mosel Valley show great effort for the challenging but outstanding 2017 vintage. Conversely, 5 powerful Barolos up to 95 points and all under $100 characterize the excellent 2015 vintage. Along with 4 Gigondas bottlings under $50, this Insider Weekly is rounded out with 4 Hot Wines with marks up to 96 points. Plus, a Cabernet value pick from a leading producer scoring 92 points and costing just $30.