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In the Nov. 15, 2007 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Napa's Highs & Lows - Outstanding Cabernets come from the mountains and the valley floor, but the vineyards vary widely
California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets - Great aromatics, balance and elegance define the new vintage, with Napa Valley leading the way
California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: 20 to Watch - Exciting New Cabernet Labels
California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Top Wines
California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Map of the California's Napa Valley
California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: California Cabernet Values


A Castle on the Hill - Daryl Sattui's Castello di Amorosa brings Tuscany to Napa
Americans in Burgundy - California cult Cabernet producer Ann Colgin and Joe Wender purchase a venerable négociant in Beaune

Tasting Reports

Alsatian Assets - 2005 offers a winning combination of ripe fruit and well-defined acidity
Santorini Success - Top Greek wines are led by outstanding whites from this lovely island


The Gold Standard - An ambitious wine list and William Bradley's cuisine take San Diego's Addison to great heights
Behind the Cellar Door - Four top sommeliers reveal their pairing secrets


Grapes of Gold - Andy Beckstoffer has built a vineyard empire on the California North Coast
Moving Forward & Giving Back - Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award honors wine industry leaders
Great Red Wine and the Great White Shark - For legendary golfer Greg Norman, wine is both business and pleasure



Tastes: A Transporting Brew



Scientists Unravel Grape Genome - Understanding grape DNA could lead to enhancing wine flavors and aromas
Federal Judge Opens Indiana Up To Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipments
Sherry-Lehmann Moves to New, Spacious Location
Wine & Health: Red Wine Compound Protects the Prostate, Study Finds
French Growers Struggle Through 2007 Harvest
Oregon Wineries Opt To Go Carbon Neutral
Italian Vintners Optimistic After Strong Growing Season


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Ham for the Holidays
Tastes: On the Rise
Tastes: Sebastopol Hot Spot: West County Grill
Tastes: Oil From the Vineyard


How to Beat the Heat
Telling the Difference
On the Culinary Frontier in Chicago
California Conundrum
Drilling Down in Burgundy
This Issue: A Great Cabernet Vintage

Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Tannins - These naturally occurring compounds are fundamental to red-wine production


Long-Lived Lynch-Bages - The Bordeaux estate shines in a tasting back to the 1929
Wild West Auction Rounds Up $1.38 Million
Washington Wine Headlines $1.95 Million Auction
Lynch-Bages Non-Blind Vertical Tasting 2004-1929

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Alfred Gusenbauer

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

TOP 100 COUNTDOWN  In November, we'll begin unveiling the Top 10 wines of 2007, followed by the complete Top 100 list. The names of the wines will be available to all our readers, but you must be a subscriber to get the tasting notes. Don't miss out on this exciting event-visit our site for a schedule of the countdown.

NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE  Our full event coverage brings the world's best winemakers and chefs to you, with photos, articles and videos from the tastings and seminars. You'll practically be able to taste the wines.

VIDEOS  We now have more than 150 videos! Our latest bring this issue's articles to life:

HALLOWEEN  Celebrate the holiday the adult way-with sweet wines and sophisticated desserts.

HARVEST REPORTS  Learn about the 2007 crop straight from U.S. winemakers as the grapes come in.

COLLECTING & AUCTIONS  Become a smarter bidder: Stay on top of the latest trends with our newly redesigned Auction Highlights section, which shows the results from major sales. Find out which collectibles are selling for above-average prices and which are relative bargains.

VINTAGE CHARTS  We offer more than 35 charts in total, updated regularly with the latest vintages and featuring our editors' scores and drinkability recommendations. Scan our vintage chart grid to get an overview of each year in the world's major wine regions, or check the individual region charts for more details on conditions in each year.

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