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California Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 15, 2019

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab lovers: Make room in your cellar. Napa Valley vintners combined experience gained over a long string of drought vintages with a near-perfect growing season to deliver a vintage of unrivaled quality with 2016.

Cover Stories

Annual California Cabernet Report

Annual California Cabernet Report

The 2016 vintage of California Cabernet is a new benchmark for the category, with a run of drought …
Nov 15, 2019
Napa Valley Master Class: Old-School Cabernet

Napa Valley Master Class: Old-School Cabernet

Frank Farella’s Cabernet Sauvignons epitomize the Coombsville terroir.
Oct 22, 2019
Napa Valley Master Class: Young Blood, Venerable Vines

Napa Valley Master Class: Young Blood, Venerable Vines

Graeme and Alex MacDonald cultivate some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Napa Valley.
Nov 15, 2019
Napa Valley Master Class: Aging Gracefully

Napa Valley Master Class: Aging Gracefully

Nonagenarian Philip Togni continues to guide his namesake estate in Napa.
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

More than 600 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019

Tasting Reports

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive

History and connection with the environment are at the forefront of Loire winemaking, which …
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

More than 400 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019
Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air

Austrian wine is diversifying at a rapid pace, with vintners eager to push boundaries and explore …
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Austria

Alphabetical Guide to Austria

More than 425 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019

Features

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

Georg Riedel has transformed wineglasses from simple housewares to specialized tools tuned to bring …
Nov 15, 2019
A Visionary in Barolo

A Visionary in Barolo

In a vertical tasting of 31 vintages of Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco, running from 2015 back to …
Nov 15, 2019

Grapevine

Florida Opens Door to Out-of-State Retailer Shipping

Florida Opens Door to Out-of-State Retailer Shipping

Fifteen states now permit out-of-state direct-to-consumer retailer shipping, and multiple cases …
Nov 15, 2019
Insects Attack American Vineyards

Insects Attack American Vineyards

The spotted lanternfly is wreaking havoc in East Coast vineyards as researchers rush to find a …
Nov 15, 2019
San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs

San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs

Three new restaurants from established chefs show a more casual side in the Bay Area.
Nov 15, 2019
National Treasure

National Treasure

Tips and tricks for making the ultimate chocolate-chip cookie your family and friends won't be able …
Nov 15, 2019
Brie & Camembert: Pride of France

Brie & Camembert: Pride of France

The bloomy rinds are the most quintessentially French of all cheese types, combining long tradition …
Nov 15, 2019
The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

The Languedoc is becoming ground zero for ambitious French vintners in pursuit of lower costs and …
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Languedoc

Alphabetical Guide to Languedoc

More than 175 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019
French Favorites, Australian Delights, Spanish Sippers

French Favorites, Australian Delights, Spanish Sippers

Our editors suggest great new-release wines that won't break the bank, from France, Australia, …
Nov 15, 2019
Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel

Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel

A team of archaeologists has dug up the largest-yet-found Crusader winery in the Israeli town of …
Nov 15, 2019
The 2019 Grand Tastings

The 2019 Grand Tastings

A guide to the 273 wines to be presented at the 2019 New York Wine Experience.
Nov 15, 2019

Departments

2016: A Cabernet Classic

2016: A Cabernet Classic

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Nov. 15, 2019, issue, with …
Nov 15, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in to comment on the stories we publish on wine, food and travel.
Nov 15, 2019
Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

California's Alexander Valley is becoming a hotbed of Chardonnay production, and its superb wines …
Nov 15, 2019
When in Rome

When in Rome

Just outside the Vatican, the vineyards of Lazio are worthy of discovery. 
Nov 15, 2019
Rib Eye with Priorat

Rib Eye with Priorat

Chef Katie Button of Spanish spot Cúrate in Asheville, N.C., shares her recipe for butter-basted, …
Nov 15, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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