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In the June 15, 2006 Issue

California's Central Coast

Cover Story

California's New Frontier - The Central Coast breaks the winemaking mold while offering big vistas and small-town charms
Santa Barbara - Pinot Noir comes on strong in Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley
Paso Robles - An established region seeks a new identity built on Rhône varieties
Monterey - Just when vintners had given up on Monterey, Gary Pisoni proved it could produce powerful Pinot Noir
Exploring 101 - Cutting-edge wineries, enticing restaurants and wide-open spaces line Highway 101


Austria's Go-To Whites - Despite an iffy growing season, 2004 delivers many outstanding Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners
Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande - Amid the Talley family's thousand acres of vegetables grow some of California's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Paso Robles - An established region seeks a new identitybuilt on Rhône varieties
Del Posto - An ambitious new Italian restaurant aims to teach as well as please
Return To Form - The Loire's 2004 vintage delivers textbook wines
Go Ahead, Be Crabby - Earthier than fish and more flavorful than lobster, crab is favored by chefs and diners
Wine Talk: Lorraine Bracco
Taste Runs in the Family - Evan and Joyce Goldstein pair wine and food


Coppola Unveils His Plans in Sonoma - Director hosts bash at his future visitor-oriented winery in Alexander Valley
Oregon Grapples With Wine Tourism - Vintners are wary of a proposal for Willamette Valley's first luxury resort
Constellation Grows Even Bigger, With $1.3 Billion Purchase of Vincor
One-Glass Bottles
Michelin Heads to The West Coast


A Caveat for Cabernet
Terroir Matters
This Issue: California on the Cutting Edge


Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in the Spotlight - DRC wines give a consistent performance at auction
A Special Patch of Burgundy - In a 20-vintage tasting, the celebrated terroir of La Tâche shines through
Houston Wine Auction Ropes $1 Million


Taste Runs in the Family - Evan and Joyce Goldstein pair wine and food

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