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Fred Schrader
Nov 15, 2010

Fred Schrader

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

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

Cover Stories

Pursuing Perfection With Cabernet

Pursuing Perfection With Cabernet

Plenty of vintners dream of making the best Cabernet in Napa Valley. It's an elusive achievement. …
Nov 15, 2010
Thomas Brown's Road Map to Napa

Thomas Brown's Road Map to Napa

In 1997, a restless young Thomas Rivers Brown arrived in Napa. He had no winemaking experience, but …
Nov 15, 2010
Inside Fred Schrader’s Wines

Inside Fred Schrader’s Wines

Since the breakout 2004 vintage, Wine Spectator has reviewed 21 Schrader Cabernets, for an average …
Nov 15, 2010

Tasting Reports

The New Faces of Napa

The New Faces of Napa

The following group of eight notable new Napa Cabernet producers includes both wine-industry …
Nov 15, 2010
Napa’s Greatest Vintage

Napa’s Greatest Vintage

A textbook growing season for California Cabernet and the sheer number of high quality wines …
Nov 15, 2010
Discover France’s Secret Whites

Discover France’s Secret Whites

The wines of Alsace can be a hard sell. If you tell a collector about a high quality, tiny-producti…
Nov 15, 2010

Features

More Wine-Loving Restaurants in Monterey

More Wine-Loving Restaurants in Monterey

The Monterey County restaurants featured here have been recognized by the 2010 Wine Spectator …
Nov 15, 2010
One of a Kind on the California Coast

One of a Kind on the California Coast

There's only one place on the Pacific Coast where you'll find a remarkable combination of fine …
Nov 15, 2010
Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

In a way, Tyler Florence is getting back to his roots. But this is the first time he's owned his …
Nov 15, 2010

Grapevine

2010 Distinguished Service Award: Honoring an American Winemaking Icon

2010 Distinguished Service Award: Honoring an American Winemaking Icon

Helen Turley, who has made some of California's greatest wines in her more than three decades in …
Nov 15, 2010
Study of Alcohol and Breast Cancer Shows Complex Link

Study of Alcohol and Breast Cancer Shows Complex Link

Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for breast cancer, according to several studies. But the …
Nov 15, 2010
Wine’s Cutting Edge: Red Wine Compound May Help Mend Broken Hearts

Wine’s Cutting Edge: Red Wine Compound May Help Mend Broken Hearts

Resveratrol sometimes seems like the duct tape of red wine-it has an infinite number of uses. A …
Nov 15, 2010
French Activists Destroy Experimental Vineyard

French Activists Destroy Experimental Vineyard

The attack came at dawn. On Aug. 15, around 70 members of a group known as Les Faucheurs Volontaire…
Nov 15, 2010
Champagne Proceeds with Caution

Champagne Proceeds with Caution

The Champagne industry may see light at the end of the recession tunnel. Demand is increasing for …
Nov 15, 2010
2010 Vintage Tests California Vintners

2010 Vintage Tests California Vintners

The 2010 growing season has delivered one headache after another to Northern California grapegrower…
Nov 15, 2010
Look Mom, No Irrigation

Look Mom, No Irrigation

Entrepreneur Pieter Hoff was a successful lily grower in Holland until seven years ago, when he …
Nov 15, 2010
Bordeaux Looks for 2009’s Lessons

Bordeaux Looks for 2009’s Lessons

The dust has settled after one of the most discussed, most fretted over and certainly the priciest …
Nov 15, 2010
Golfer David Frost’s Wine Ventures

Golfer David Frost’s Wine Ventures

South Africa native David Frost, 51, grew up practicing his golf swing amid his family's vineyards …
Nov 15, 2010
Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

If you break down the cheese soufflé into its various elements, it needn't be so intimidating. …
Nov 15, 2010
The Ascension of Bourbon

The Ascension of Bourbon

Whenever Jim Beam's Booker Noe spoke of his part in the American whiskey renaissance that began a …
Nov 15, 2010
Harlan Estate Cabernet at Its Finest

Harlan Estate Cabernet at Its Finest

Napa Valley vintner Bill Harlan has a goal both simple and demanding: create a "first-growth," the …
Nov 15, 2010
Sonoma Wine Auction Raises $511,000

Sonoma Wine Auction Raises $511,000

The Sunday auction "Taste of Sonoma" was the climax of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, a three-day …
Nov 15, 2010
Fresh Reds and Riesling

Fresh Reds and Riesling

Delicious cherry and other red fruit flavors unite this diverse group of reds. From California and …
Nov 15, 2010

Departments

California Cabernet at the Pinnacle

California Cabernet at the Pinnacle

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken opens up about the articles and features in …
Nov 15, 2010
Letters

Letters

Nov 15, 2010
No Time for Nostalgia

No Time for Nostalgia

Whenever Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube read comments from wine drinkers who yearn for a …
Nov 15, 2010
What Do You Believe?

What Do You Believe?

The question that presses on all wine lovers-once they go beyond the jug, anyway-is: What wine …
Nov 15, 2010
Brett in Brooklyn

Brett in Brooklyn

What happens when you hate a wine someone else loves? Have you ever disagreed sharply with someone …
Nov 15, 2010
Scallop with Scheurebe

Scallop with Scheurebe

Some chefs make the sommelier's job hard. Bold, complex or contrasting flavors can confound wine …
Nov 15, 2010

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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