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Get a jump on highly rated wines before they sell out. Our editors bring you their most exciting finds from their latest tastings, with scores and tasting notes in this weekly member-only newsletter.

Read the September 12 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
There's California Cabernet, red Burgundy and more up to 98 points in this set of new releases, spanning France, the U.S. and Austria. Mighty Napa reds offer years of drinking pleasure. Pinot Noirs from the Côte de Nuits deliver great textures, with fruit and spice. A towering Hermitage leads the pack of Rhône delights. Plus, Austria's greats show the country's immense potential and diversity, at great prices.

Recent Editions

September 5, 2018 (PDF)
There's a glimpse of festivity in the air in this set of new releases, with wines from Champagne and the Rhône in France, as well as California and Argentina, up to 97 points. Champagne producers come out swinging with their tête de cuvées. Farther south, Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows promise with its white wines. Plus, elegant Pinot Noirs reflect different pockets of California terroir, and a string of high-scoring Argentine wines epitomizes high-end Malbec.
August 29, 2018 (PDF)
The Rhône is the gift that keeps on giving, and is once again the star of the Insider, with wines from France, California and Italy, up to 97 points. Recent vintages in the Rhône have been a boon for Châteauneuf-du-Pape, exemplified here. Plus, Italy shows its quality and diversity, from Super Tuscans to dessert wines to the highest-scoring Sicilian wines we've ever rated; and Napa Cabernets show richness and depth. There are 13 wines here that cost under $50.
August 22, 2018 (PDF)
Powerful reds destined for your cellar are in this set of new releases, with wines from California, France and Italy, up to 98 points. The new release of a very special Tuscan red is here, and other Italian bottlings overdeliver, including one 95-pointer costing just $30. Selections from the Southern Rhône show Gigondas at its highest heights. Plus, don't miss out on these stellar sparkling rosés from California.
August 15, 2018 (PDF)
A collection of classic regions and varietals stock up this set of new releases, with wines from Australia, California, France, Italy and Oregon, up to 96 points. The parade of collectible Cabernet continues, while Australia shows its Chardonnay prowess. There's plenty for Pinot Noir lovers to enjoy here, including high-end Burgundy and bottlings from Oregon Pinot principals. Barolo and Barbera show two sides of Piedmont. One 92-pointer here costs just $25.


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