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Feb 28, 2013

Editors' Picks

Wine Spectator editors taste the world's most exciting wines, and each of our issues is a guide to their findings. Yet our editors also have notebooks filled with additional information and insights that reflect their unique experiences. Watch our video preview of the issue.

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

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

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Editors' Picks

Editors' Picks

Feb 28, 2013
James Laube

James Laube

Senior editor James Laube has been with Wine Spectator since 1981. Living and working in Napa …
Feb 28, 2013
Harvey Steiman

Harvey Steiman

Editor at large Harvey Steiman has been with Wine Spectator since 1984. He is lead taster for the …
Feb 28, 2013
Thomas Matthews

Thomas Matthews

Executive editor Thomas Matthews has been with Wine Spectator since 1988. At the magazine’s helm …
Feb 28, 2013
Kim Marcus

Kim Marcus

Managing editor Kim Marcus, based in New York, joined Wine Spectator in 1988. He is lead taster …
Feb 28, 2013
Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson

Senior editor and tasting director Bruce Sanderson has been with Wine Spectator since 1993. He is …
Feb 28, 2013
James Molesworth

James Molesworth

Senior editor James Molesworth has been with Wine Spectator since 1997. He is lead taster for …
Feb 28, 2013
MaryAnn Worobiec

MaryAnn Worobiec

Senior tasting coordinator MaryAnn Worobiec joined Wine Spectator in 1997. She tastes wines from …
Feb 28, 2013
Dana Nigro

Dana Nigro

Senior editor Dana Nigro joined Wine Spectator in 1998. She is managing editor of WineSpectator.c…
Feb 28, 2013
Alison Napjus

Alison Napjus

Senior editor Alison Napjus joined Wine Spectator in 2000. She is lead taster on the French …
Feb 28, 2013
Tim Fish

Tim Fish

Associate editor Tim Fish has been with Wine Spectator since 2001. Based in California, he tastes …
Feb 28, 2013
Nathan Wesley

Nathan Wesley

Tasting coordinator Nathan Wesley joined Wine Spectator in 2005. He is lead taster of the wines …
Feb 28, 2013

Tasting Reports

Delicate Delights

Delicate Delights

2010 proves a landmark vintage for balanced and flavorful Oregon Pinot Noir
Feb 28, 2013
Finger Lakes Forges Ahead

Finger Lakes Forges Ahead

Riesling makes its mark in this New York wine region
Feb 28, 2013

Features

The Year in Wine: 2012 in Review

The Year in Wine: 2012 in Review

After boom then bust, the wine industry is growing steadily again. Where can you find the best …
Feb 28, 2013
Pull-Out Vintage Card

Pull-Out Vintage Card

Wine Spectator ’s exclusive ratings for more than 40 top regions and varietals
Feb 28, 2013
Whiskies of a Certain Age

Whiskies of a Certain Age

Collectors are clamoring for whiskies that push the envelope on age, rarity, availability and price
Feb 28, 2013

Departments

Feedback

Feedback

Feb 28, 2013
Is This the Year That You … ?

Is This the Year That You … ?

Decide that higher cost doesn't equal better wine? Is 2013 the year that you decide to look past …
Feb 28, 2013
Port’s Pleasures—and Future

Port’s Pleasures—and Future

Two recent tastings highlight the glories of Port's past and its promise for the future. Though …
Feb 28, 2013
2012 Article Index

2012 Article Index

The 2012 Article Index is a quick guide to finding major articles published in Wine Spectator in …
Feb 28, 2013
Warm Butternut Squash Salad With Grenache Blanc

Warm Butternut Squash Salad With Grenache Blanc

Chef Pam Mazzola, Prospect, San Francisco
Feb 28, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2012 VINTAGE REPORTS With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere. For on-the-go access to our vintage ratings for regions around the world, download our app for iPhone, WineRatings+. Comprehensive, regularly updated vintage charts are included in the app's free features.

SUPER BOWL PARTY PICKS Score a touchdown at the table with our fun recipes for fab foods from each team's hometown. Plus, value wine picks to please your game-day guests.

VALENTINE'S DAY Sweeten the holiday with our guide to great dessert wines, recipes for a romantic night, top-tier chocolates, restaurants with award-winning wine lists and more.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss these recent additions on Cabernet Sauvignon:

  • Crafting Napa Cabernet: Understanding the distinctive flavors of each Napa appellation is key to blending complex Cabernet. Meet winemaker Celia Welch, of Corra, as she describes crafting her wine from Pritchard Hill, Rutherford and Oakville sites.
  • Cooking for Wine—Lamb & Cabernet: Learn how a winery chef makes great pairings, as Concha y Toro's Ruth Van Waerebeek prepares delicious marinated lamb skewers with mint salsa.

ADVANCE RATINGS Get the early scoop on the best values and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings.

  • Insider: Weekly reviews of highly rated, small-production wines before they sell out.
  • Advance: Sneak peeks at top picks from upcoming issues of the magazine.
  • Tasting Highlights: Showcases great wines from noteworthy regions and producers.

VALUE WINES Check our site regularly for updated quick lists of Top Values, Easy Finds and Wineries for Value.