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California Pinot Noir
Oct 15, 2018

California Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, there was barely enough good Pinot Noir in California to slake one's thirst. All the best vineyard sites had been discovered, and wine styles were set in stone. There were no more gems to be found. Or so we thought.

Cover Stories

Fast Track

Fast Track

There's now greater diversity than ever in high quality California Pinot Noir. As the divisions and …
Oct 15, 2018
Wineries to Watch

Wineries to Watch

Wine Spectator takes a look at four up-and-coming California Pinot Noir producers whose terroirs …
Oct 15, 2018
Alphabetical Guide to California Pinot Noir

Alphabetical Guide to California Pinot Noir

An alphabetical list offering more than 700 California Pinot Noir wines reviewed for the tasting …
Oct 15, 2018

Tasting Reports

Spain Alphabetical Listing

Spain Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 1,600 Spanish wines reviewed for the tasting report in …
Oct 15, 2018
New Zealand Alphabetical Listing

New Zealand Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 335 New Zealand wines reviewed for the tasting report …
Oct 15, 2018
Trading Up

Trading Up

New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs have gained international recognition and grown in production. But …
Oct 15, 2018
Extreme Virtues

Extreme Virtues

Some people who love wine fear that globalization is imposing a sterile standardization of style. …
Oct 15, 2018

Features

A Ramble Through Priorat

A Ramble Through Priorat

Priorat vintners have confronted many of the most fraught issues facing the broader wine world, but …
Oct 15, 2018
Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Focusing on smaller-production wines allows us to highlight bottlings that are often overlooked …
Oct 15, 2018

Grapevine

Top Picks From America's Dairyland

Top Picks From America's Dairyland

As California is to wine, so Wisconsin is to cheese—which is to say the top-producing state, with …
Oct 15, 2018
Auctions Set New Records in the First Half of 2018

Auctions Set New Records in the First Half of 2018

With the auction market booming, many collectors decided that the first half of 2018 was an …
Oct 15, 2018
Duckhorn Buys Kosta Browne

Duckhorn Buys Kosta Browne

Napa's Duckhorn Wine Company has purchased Sonoma powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Wine Spectator …
Oct 15, 2018
Global Whites, Italian Gems, Southern Hemisphere Bargains

Global Whites, Italian Gems, Southern Hemisphere Bargains

Best-buys from Spain, bargains from Italy, a group of whites from familiar grape varieties and …
Oct 15, 2018
Petaluma: Sonoma's Hidden Gem

Petaluma: Sonoma's Hidden Gem

Aaron Romano recommends a visit to the California riverside town of Petaluma, where many turn-of-th…
Oct 15, 2018
Racing Home with Danica Patrick

Racing Home with Danica Patrick

Just months into her retirement from auto racing, Danica Patrick is spending more time at home, …
Oct 15, 2018
Massive Spanish Rosé Scam Has France Seeing Red

Massive Spanish Rosé Scam Has France Seeing Red

In 2016 and 2017, French authorities conducted an investigation into imported wines, focusing on …
Oct 15, 2018
In Brief: France's AXA Millésimes Expands to Napa; Sonoma's Wind Gap Wines Sold

In Brief: France's AXA Millésimes Expands to Napa; Sonoma's Wind Gap Wines Sold

AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is purchasing Outpost, a winery on …
Oct 15, 2018
In Memoriam: Auguste Clape, Legendary Rhône Vintner

In Memoriam: Auguste Clape, Legendary Rhône Vintner

Wine Spectator remembers the life and accomplishments of French winegrower Auguste Clape, who …
Oct 15, 2018

Departments

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

James Laube considers himself incredibly lucky to have witnessed the ascent of California's wine …
Oct 15, 2018
The Legacy of Leroy

The Legacy of Leroy

At the invitation of Burgundy icon Lalou Bize-Leroy, of Domaine Leroy, Bruce Sanderson flew to …
Oct 15, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Oct 15, 2018
A Golden Age for Pinot Noir in California

A Golden Age for Pinot Noir in California

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Oct. 15, 2018, issue, with …
Oct 15, 2018
Duck Breast with Red Burgundy

Duck Breast with Red Burgundy

Duck may seem fancy, but it's not actually that hard to cook. Jim Palmeri, executive chef of Wine …
Oct 15, 2018

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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