Blue-chip bottlings from Italy and the Rhône Valley lead the way among the top wines reviewed in this week's tastings. A vertical review of Napa's famed Opus One includes updated scores and tasting notes of its legendary Cabernet going back to the 2005 vintage. A spotlight on an Oregon winery offers the latest reviews of its terroir-driven Pinot Noirs. Also included are collection-worthy Barolos, concentrated California Pinots, enticing Rhône whites and a 97-point Tuscany stunner for only $40.
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This week’s reviews feature collectible California Cabernets, high-scoring Oregon Pinot Noirs from leaders in the category, powerful whites from Alsace, gems from Chianti Classico and more. Plus 4 Hot Wines with scores up to 98 points.
Another standout collection of Vintage Ports leads the way in this week's tastings. Beautiful California Chardonnays from various terroirs in Napa and Sonoma show off the state's outstanding 2017 vintage. Australia showcases some classic Shiraz, but also proves it has more going for it, such as Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is rounded out by 2015 Barolos, stellar Champagnes and 4 Hot Wines.
More chart-topping Ports are highlighted in the reviews from this week's tastings, including 12 classic-scoring bottlings, as well as vintage Champagne, California reds and 4 alluring Hot Wines.
This week's tastings feature new-release California Cabernets, rare Northern Rhône reds and white Burgundies, top-notch Chianti Classico (with 3 for under $40) and 4 Hot Wines spanning a range of wine styles.