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Josh Jensen
Oct 15, 2013

Josh Jensen

Calera's wines are made to cellar, and in a world where wines are crafted for immediate gratification, they stand out for their austerity and minerality, reflecting the fulfillment of vintner Josh Jensen's vision of rooting Pinot Noir in limestone.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

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

Cover Stories

True Grit

True Grit

Josh Jensen was in his twenties, kicking around Europe, living the bohemian life. Well-educated but …
Oct 15, 2013
Understanding Calera Pinots: From Vineyard to Bottle

Understanding Calera Pinots: From Vineyard to Bottle

Josh Jensen's Calera Pinot Noirs share the reserve, subtlety and limestone minerality found in many …
Oct 15, 2013

Tasting Reports

Vibrant Whites from Friuli

Vibrant Whites from Friuli

Looking down from the Rosazzo Abbey, the heart of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia lays at your feet. …
Oct 15, 2013
California Pinot Noir Cools Off in 2011

California Pinot Noir Cools Off in 2011

The 2011 vintage for California Pinot Noir is a tale of two harvests. A series of October storms …
Oct 15, 2013
Six to Watch

Six to Watch

Wine Spectator editors profile six up-and-coming Pinot producers in California: Aiken, Bohème, …
Oct 15, 2013
Spanish Stalwarts

Spanish Stalwarts

Few countries offer the range and diversity of grapes, regions and styles that mark the wine map of …
Oct 15, 2013
Aging Spanish Reds: Three Vertical Tastings

Aging Spanish Reds: Three Vertical Tastings

Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews tastes verticals of three notable wines from top …
Oct 15, 2013
World Values

World Values

Australian Shiraz, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Chianti—these are some of the benchmark …
Oct 15, 2013
California Pinot Noir Alphabetical Listing

California Pinot Noir Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's California Pinot Noir alphabetical listing.
Oct 15, 2013
Spain Alphabetical Listing

Spain Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's Spain alphabetical listing.
Oct 15, 2013

Features

Garnacha on the Mountain

Garnacha on the Mountain

Looming above the town of Borja and its 5,000 residents, Moncayo stands more than 7,000 feet high, …
Oct 15, 2013
Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio

Every week, almost 2 million viewers tune in to watch Top Chef where chief judge (and executive …
Oct 15, 2013

Grapevine

Auction Index Posts Small Gain in Second-Quarter 2013

Auction Index Posts Small Gain in Second-Quarter 2013

The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United …
Oct 15, 2013
A Force for Change

A Force for Change

Under the headline "Mott Green, a Free-Spirited Chocolatier, Dies at 47" was a picture of a man in …
Oct 15, 2013
Latour Owners Buy Napa's Araujo

Latour Owners Buy Napa's Araujo

Araujo Estate, one of Napa Valley's elite Cabernet Sauvignon producers, has been purchased by the …
Oct 15, 2013
Somm of All Trades

Somm of All Trades

Dustin Wilson oversees a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine program at New York's Eleven …
Oct 15, 2013
Smaller Crowd, Bigger Bids for Sun Valley Wine Auction

Smaller Crowd, Bigger Bids for Sun Valley Wine Auction

Following three days of pig roasts, cocktail parties and dinners, the 32nd annual Sun Valley Wine …
Oct 15, 2013
Italian Red, Pacific Northwest Values, Old World Gems

Italian Red, Pacific Northwest Values, Old World Gems

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson delivers a choice selection of wines. With wines from nearly 400 …
Oct 15, 2013
A New Approach to Vermouth

A New Approach to Vermouth

Not so long ago, the otherwise savvy cocktail connoisseur put less than a thimbleful of thought …
Oct 15, 2013
Sustainable Salmon

Sustainable Salmon

Hailing from Canada to Norway, Scotland to Chile, farmed salmon has been a staple of restaurant …
Oct 15, 2013
Wildlife in Peril as Climate Change Shifts Winelands

Wildlife in Peril as Climate Change Shifts Winelands

If you love wines from the world's most famous regions, you might be worried right now. By 2050, …
Oct 15, 2013
Caymus Pays Large Fine for Bottling Too Much Wine

Caymus Pays Large Fine for Bottling Too Much Wine

Caymus Vineyards has agreed to pay $1 million to Napa County to settle a dispute over allegations …
Oct 15, 2013

Departments

Grilled and Braised Lamb With Syrah

Grilled and Braised Lamb With Syrah

It seems appropriate that chef Michael Solomonov came up with this dish he shared with Wine …
Oct 15, 2013
Numbers Game

Numbers Game

Few things in life can be reduced to a single figure. Yet that seems to be the focal point of a …
Oct 15, 2013
The Unnaturalness of Natural

The Unnaturalness of Natural

No word in wine today is more likely to provoke than "natural." The term is meant to connote a lack …
Oct 15, 2013
Making Pinot on the Edge

Making Pinot on the Edge

In 1979, David Hirsch, now 69, bought 1,000 acres of sheep farm up on a craggy ridge above the …
Oct 15, 2013
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in about American wine prices, famed winemaker André Tchelistcheff …
Oct 15, 2013
Josh Jensen: Pinot Pioneer

Josh Jensen: Pinot Pioneer

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces the Oct. 15, 2013 issue, with …
Oct 15, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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KOSHER PICKS For the High Holidays, get our editors' recommendations of recently rated kosher wines, plus a new seasonal recipe your guests will be sure to enjoy.


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ADVANCE RATINGS Wondering which wines might make it into Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013? Make sure you get the early scoop on the best values and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings. In previous years, many wines that ended up in the Top 100 were first featured in these venues:

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