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In the Nov. 15, 2005 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

A Hot Year For Napa Cabernet - The 2002s are dazzling but expensive
In Pursuit Of Perfection - Stuart Sloan rises quickly to the top in Napa Valley
Napa's Impressive Newcomers - 10 names you should know and search out in your quest for the best
Bob Foley's Magic Touch - From Cabernet to Charbono, this unsung ace builds an amazing record of quality


California Cabernet '02
Red Star Rising - Washington makes its case for Cabernet Franc
Whiplash In the Loire - Three vintages deliver sharply different styles across France's most extensive wine region
Success in the Cellar - For chef Didier Virot, the secret to great food is the wine match
Collector In the Kitchen - Virot oversees all matters of taste in his restaurant, Aix
Brothers in Vines - Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella are two of Italy's most successful winemakers, yet have completely different styles. Their family winery unites them
An American in Bordeaux - Joan Dillon, Duchesse de Mouchy, receives Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award in 2005
Fast Cars And Fine Wine - When NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon leaves the racetrack, he heads for wine country
Oil, Water and Wine - Bill Koch mixes it up, for profit and pleasure
A Tale of Two Cities, Texas Style - Dallas and Houston are rivals in every arena, including the dining room
Alain Ducasse - A talented new chef aims to revitalize the French superstar's Manhattan outpost
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet Sauvignon


Canada's Winemaking Outpost - Recline Ridge battles bears, birds and bitter cold in British Columbia
Finding Tinto Fino - A new wave of winemakers in Spain's Ribera del Duero is making bold reds
Cellared Treasures - Sommeliers are going straight to private collectors to find the best wines for their cellars


A Gourmet Capital Gets Back to Work - Restaurateurs lead the charge as New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebuild
Regular, Moderate Drinkers Are Less Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds
Vintage Date Confuses Americans
Bronco Denied Appeal on Labeling Law
A Virgin in the Wine World
Pass Me a Cold One
New Consumer Lawsuit Challenges Arizona's Wine-Shipping Ban
California Welcomes More Shipping


Shuck the Shells - Cooked oysters take to many flavors and preparations
Corralling Napa Cabernet
Barbarians at the Cork
Penfolds Revives Two Famous Reds
Treasure Hunting in Mexico City
California's Big Red


Burgundy in Demand - Red or white, it may be the most collectible wine at auction
Plenty to Offer: 1995 California Cabernet Retrospective - Reds from a star vintage are aging gracefully


Collector In the Kitchen - Didier Virot oversees all matters of taste in his restaurant, Aix

The Buying Guide

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