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In the March 31, 2019 Issue

Bordeaux's Classic Cabernets

The benchmarks of the wine world come in many forms—a region such as Bordeaux, admired for centuries; a much-loved grape such as Pinot Noir finding new expression in an emerging terroir; a family winery leading an ancient country to modern success.

Bordeaux 2016: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Bordeaux 2016 wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Oregon: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Oregon Pinot wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Bringing Change in Spain - Moved forward by five generations of the Torres family, the namesake wine company has evolved from a modest Catalonian bottler to an industry colossus, with more than 30 brands and thousands of vineyard acres. Along the way, Torres has lifted the reputation of emerging Spanish regions and inspired good practices in the industry.
Catalonia to California - Fourth-generation vintner Marimar Torres left her native Spain to make distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in Sonoma

WineSpectator.com: VIDEO: Fair Trade Wines, Building Community: Miguel Torres Jr. explains his commitment to Chile and Fair Trade.

Features

Tasting Reports

Bordeaux 2016 - Following the Right Bank's dominance in 2015, the Left Bank takes the lead in 2016, delivering classic Cabernet-based reds
FREE: Bordeaux 2016 Alphabetical Listing - More than 585 wines were reviewed for this report.

WineSpectator.com: Members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: 2017 Bordeaux Barrels: James Molesworth visits top estates and rates 250-plus wines.

Oregon's Pinot Power - Terroir-driven Pinot Noir has become the state’s calling card and the world is taking notice, including an influx of Burgundy vintners following in the footsteps of local pioneers
FREE: Oregon Alphabetical Listing - More than 560 wines were reviewed for this report.

WineSpectator.com: Members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

ABCs of Oregon
French Connections

WineSpectator.com: Exploring Wine with Tim Fish: Our lead taster for Oregon has lots more to say!

Dining

Los Angeles - Deep wine lists and mouthwatering menus make restaurants in five posh hotels dining destinations even if you're not staying the night

WineSpectator.com: The World's Best Restaurants For Wine: Find more than 3,700 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.

Grapevine

Lifestyle Balance - Wine and food professionals share their fitness tips

World

Wildfire Relief Efforts
Napa's Brand Winery Sold
In Memoriam: Albert Frère and Patrick Léon

WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.

People

Designer Zac Posen

Cheese

Blue Cheese Plate

WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of David Gibbons' columns and other articles about cheese.

Spirits

Rare Whiskies in Wine Country

WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of columns and other articles about spirits.

Travel

New and Notable in Miami

WineSpectator.com: The World's Best Restaurants For Wine: Find more than 3,700 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.

Cellars / Collections

Italy's Matteo and Valentina Lunelli - Matteo and Valentina Lunelli carve out sleek modern digs in a scenic medieval town

Departments

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken

Letters

Feedback

Savvy Shopper

Bordeaux Bargains, Italian Mainstays and Global Whites

Columns

Harvey Steiman - Terroir in the New World

WineSpectator.com: What's On Our Minds?: Our editors discuss trends and their latest discoveries.

James Molesworth - A centennial tasting

A Perfect Match

Chocolate Mousse with Tawny Port

WineSpectator.com: Find out more about this intriguing pairing—and get the recipe from executive chef João Dias of Ferreira Café in Montréal. Get it for free and watch a video clip about the pairing.


The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

WINE & HEALTH In "Top Health Topics of 2018" we share the past year's biggest news and most provocative questions regarding moderate drinking and its role in brain health, aging, diabetes, cancer and more. Keep on top of the latest research with our regular Health News reports, ask questions in Wine & Health Q&A and sign up for Wine & Healthy Living, our twice-monthly e-letter.

VALENTINE'S DAY We're sure your darling will be impressed when you whip up a recipe from a top chef, present the perfect wine pairing and wrap up with a delicious dessert. We've got everything you need to make this romantic day a success. And if dining out is more appealing than dining in, be sure to choose a restaurant with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

NEED-TO-KNOW NEWS For wine lovers and the trade, WineSpectator.com is the place to go to find out which big-name wineries have been sold, how the Supreme Court might impact wine shipping laws, the latest in wine crime, and much more. Keep up with our News section or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new mobile-friendly video.


2017 BORDEAUX BARRELS Want even more Bordeaux coverage? Get James Molesworth's scores and tasting notes for more than 250 red, white and dessert wines from the 2017 vintage. Plus, read his dispatches from first-growths Haut-Brion, Lafite, Mouton, Margaux and Latour, Right Bank all-stars Pétrus and Cheval-Blanc, and more.

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