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California Chardonnay
Jul 31, 2019

California Chardonnay

Chardonnay from California is America’s favorite white wine. It’s delicious, dependable and increasingly diverse in style, with crisp, mineral-driven versions; opulent, buttery bottlings; and bold and balanced wines reminiscent of Burgundy.

Cover Stories

California’s Chardonnay Heartland

California’s Chardonnay Heartland

Sonoma emerges as the grape's top terroir in the state, as winemakers increasingly take advantage …
Jul 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Nearly 550 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Jul 31, 2019

Features

A Comeback for the Ages

A Comeback for the Ages

This comprehensive tasting of the 2018 vintage, now coming to market en primeur, finds potentially …
Jul 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to 2018 Bordeaux Barrels

Alphabetical Guide to 2018 Bordeaux Barrels

Nearly 300 barrel samples were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access …
Jul 31, 2019
Professor Chardonnay

Professor Chardonnay

David Ramey, the Sonoma-based Chardonnay specialist, combines an analytical approach and a healthy …
Jul 31, 2019
True Italian in America

True Italian in America

Chef Michael White puts an emphasis on hospitality with his Altamarea restaurant group and applies …
Jul 31, 2019
Seafood Salad With Olives, Lemon & Capers

Seafood Salad With Olives, Lemon & Capers

Chef Michael White of the Altamarea Group shares his recipe for seafood salad paired with an …
Jul 31, 2019
Ricotta Pansotti with Nettle Pesto

Ricotta Pansotti with Nettle Pesto

Chef Michael White of the Altamarea Group shares his recipe for ricotta pansotti with nettle pesto …
Jul 31, 2019
Whole Grilled Black Bass with Salsa Duo

Whole Grilled Black Bass with Salsa Duo

Chef Michael White of the Altamarea Group shares his recipe for grilled black bass paired with a …
Jul 31, 2019
Strawberry Ricotta Crostatas with Gelato & Biscotti

Strawberry Ricotta Crostatas with Gelato & Biscotti

Chef Michael White of Marea shares his recipe for strawberry ricotta crostatas paired with Italian …
Jul 31, 2019

Grapevine

South Africa’s Mulderbosch Sold

South Africa’s Mulderbosch Sold

California-based firm Third Leaf Wines has purchased the renowned South African brand Mulderbosch …
Jul 31, 2019
Georg Riedel to Receive <em>Wine Spectator</em>’s Distinguished Service Award

Georg Riedel to Receive Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award

George Riedel, whose glassmaking firm has pioneered advancements in wineglass technology, is the …
Jul 31, 2019
Barreling Ahead

Barreling Ahead

The annual wine barrel race in Salgesch, Switzerland, ups the ante in enological sports.
Jul 31, 2019
A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

The 2019 Wine Spectator Grand Tour traveled from Las Vegas to Chicago to Miami this spring, …
Jul 31, 2019
This Summer, Head North

This Summer, Head North

Our editors point you to top travel destinations in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States for …
Jul 31, 2019
Screen Time for Vodka

Screen Time for Vodka

Let the silver screen be your guide to mixological delight with these recipes for vodka cocktail …
Jul 31, 2019
A One-Woman Flavor Crusade

A One-Woman Flavor Crusade

Fromagier Michele Buster has turned Forever Cheese into a leading purveyor of distinctive styles …
Jul 31, 2019
Conscientious Consumption

Conscientious Consumption

Harvard professor Carla Martin has taken her love of chocolate to the academy, using her expertise …
Jul 31, 2019
Canned Wine Comes of Age

Canned Wine Comes of Age

Canned wine is gaining popularity for its convenience and portability, with a host of upstart …
Jul 31, 2019
German Gems, Spanish Bargains and a Medley from the Pacific Northwest

German Gems, Spanish Bargains and a Medley from the Pacific Northwest

We bring you a selection of wines that go big on quality and short on price, including German …
Jul 31, 2019

Departments

Chardonnay: The Golden Grape

Chardonnay: The Golden Grape

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the July 31, 2019, issue, with …
Jul 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Jul 31, 2019
Defending Sangiovese

Defending Sangiovese

Percarlo, a Chianti Classico from 100 percent Sangiovese, made by San Giusto di Rentennano in …
Jul 31, 2019
Italian Perspective

Italian Perspective

Rosé production is ubiquitous throughout Italy, with vintners eager to define regional styles and …
Jul 31, 2019
Crispy Salmon with White Burgundy

Crispy Salmon with White Burgundy

Chef Russell Klein of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence–winning Meritage in St. Paul, Minn., …
Jul 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

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