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California Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 15, 2020

California Cabernet Sauvignon

The top 2017 Cabs showcase the diversity of California terroir, hailing from warm sites, cool sites, valley floor or mountain vineyards. The vintage offers many great wines, from heavy-hitters to off-the-radar bottlings at attractive prices.

Cover Stories

Out of the Frying Pan ...

Out of the Frying Pan ...

The 2017 California Cabernet vintage is a mixed bag as vintners faced both heat waves and wildfires…
Nov 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Due to wildfires and a searing heat wave, 2017 is the most inconsistent year for California …
Nov 15, 2020
Louis M. Martini: Renewing a Legacy

Louis M. Martini: Renewing a Legacy

The venerable Napa Cabernet house was sold by the Martini family to the Gallo family in 2002. Since …
Nov 15, 2020
Return to Glory

Return to Glory

Tasting seven decades of Martini Cabernets sourced from the estate's historic site reveals both …
Nov 15, 2020

Tasting Reports

The Magic of Chenin

The Magic of Chenin

White wines from Chenin Blanc are made in styles from dry to sweet to sparkling in France's Loire …
Nov 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Loire Valley Chenin Blanc is a chameleon, offering something to all, from light versions to more …
Nov 15, 2020

Features

Entertaining, Then & Now

Entertaining, Then & Now

As inspiration for the next time you are able to bring together family and friends at home for a …
Nov 15, 2020
Dinner with Friends

Dinner with Friends

When it comes to cooking for a party, New York sommelier Anna-Christina Cabrales lives by a few …
Nov 15, 2020
Roasted Chicken with Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Chicken with Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Few dishes are more rewarding to make and satisfying to share than a whole roasted chicken with …
Nov 15, 2020
Fall Fruit Parfaits with Hazelnut Crumble and Frangelico Cream

Fall Fruit Parfaits with Hazelnut Crumble and Frangelico Cream

Combining apples, pears and cranberries, this delicious dessert recipe highlights the bounty of …
Nov 15, 2020

Grapevine

Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley

Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley

The Glass Fires wreak havoc in northern Napa Valley and parts of Sonoma County
Nov 15, 2020
From the Gridiron to the Vineyard

From the Gridiron to the Vineyard

Former NFL safety and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson talks about his early days in Napa, his …
Nov 15, 2020
Wine Spectator Announces New Executive Editor

Wine Spectator Announces New Executive Editor

After a career spanning more than 30 years at M. Shanken Communications, Thomas Matthews is …
Nov 15, 2020

"Drink the Best in House Arrest" Wins Wine Spectator's 2020 Video Contest

From a diverse group of entrants, the Campione family members get their first win in the annual …
Nov 15, 2020
America Lays Claim to Cheddar

America Lays Claim to Cheddar

In the 1600s, cheddar cheesemaking savvy emigrated to North America from Europe. Now, U.S. artisan …
Nov 15, 2020
In Good Spirits

In Good Spirits

Most Americans are familiar with Kahlúa, the coffee-infused rum. But instead of buying a commercial …
Nov 15, 2020
Rarities From Italy's Enoteca Pinchiorri

Rarities From Italy's Enoteca Pinchiorri

The 2,500-bottle consignment from the Grand Award–winning  Enoteca Pinchiorri restaurant fetched …
Nov 15, 2020
Charity Wine Auctions Find Success with Virtual Events

Charity Wine Auctions Find Success with Virtual Events

In spite of the pandemic, charity auctions still found away to serve the needy by going virtual. …
Nov 15, 2020
Finds from the South of France and South of the Equator, Plus a West Coast Roundup

Finds from the South of France and South of the Equator, Plus a West Coast Roundup

We bring you offerings from the Loire Valley featuring Chenin Blancs and Sauvignon Blancs, bargains …
Nov 15, 2020

Departments

California Cabernet

California Cabernet

Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces the November 15, 2020, issue, with stories on our …
Nov 15, 2020
Napa Strong, Up Close

Napa Strong, Up Close

Napa Valley is about wine. More importantly, it's both a workplace and home to many people. On a …
Nov 15, 2020
Carneros Cruising

Carneros Cruising

Senior editor Kim Marcus believes that Carneros is one of the stars in the California winemaking …
Nov 15, 2020
Unfiltered

Unfiltered

This Unfiltered talks about French scientists working on a way to interrupt the vineyard scourge …
Nov 15, 2020

The Buying Guide

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