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Napa Valley: Touring & Tasting
Sep 30, 2017

Napa Valley: Touring & Tasting

Napa Valley is the magic kingdom of American wine. It has everything wine lovers prize, from world-class dining to top-flight tasting and touring. And its natural beauty puts it on the scale of a national treasure such as Yosemite.

Cover Stories

Napa Valley

Napa Valley

The Complete Luxury Guide
Sep 30, 2017
Napa Valley Map

Napa Valley Map

A geographic overview of the venues across the valley
Sep 30, 2017
On the Road

On the Road

An insider's tour of a beautiful wine region
Sep 30, 2017
Elegant Retreats

Elegant Retreats

Leading resorts offer lavish amenities, and more properties are on the way
Sep 30, 2017
Destination Dining

Destination Dining

A world-class restaurant scene has grown from seeds planted in the 1970s
Sep 30, 2017
Downtown Renaissance

Downtown Renaissance

The once-sleepy city of Napa is now hip and humming
Sep 30, 2017
200 Years of Napa

200 Years of Napa

Wine Spectator brings you a historical perspective of how a once-small agricultural town became the …
Sep 30, 2017
Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

A guide to the appellations comprising America's most famous wine region
Sep 30, 2017
A Tasting to Remember

A Tasting to Remember

Eighteen of the best venues for exciting visits and flavorful wines
Sep 30, 2017
Napa at the Crossroads

Napa at the Crossroads

Preserving the past while looking rto the future
Sep 30, 2017
Top Table

Top Table

For 40 years, the French Laundry has led the way in Napa Valley
Sep 30, 2017

Tasting Reports

Twice in a Generation

Twice in a Generation

The vibrant 2014 white Burgundies and luscious 2015s are the region's best back-to-back vintages in …
Sep 30, 2017
Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

After a period of decline, Pouilly-Fuissé is poised for a comeback
Sep 30, 2017
Bigger & Better

Bigger & Better

California Pinot Noir expands its reach by offering value and availability while keeping quality …
Sep 30, 2017

Grapevine

Constellation Buys Schrader for $60 Million

Constellation Buys Schrader for $60 Million

In a blockbuster deal, Constellation Brands purchased the elite Napa Valley winery Schrader Cellars …
Sep 30, 2017
Vinexpo Gathers the World

Vinexpo Gathers the World

2,300 exhibitors from 40 countries representing the global wine and spirits trade gathered in …
Sep 30, 2017
Riesling Weeks

Riesling Weeks

Riesling Weeks tour comes to Berlin, showcasing wines and cheeses. Also Renowned Rosewood Castiglio…
Sep 30, 2017
Drew Barrymore Makes a Wine Match

Drew Barrymore Makes a Wine Match

Hollywood actress and producer Drew Barrymore spoke with Wine Spectator's Emma Balter about her …
Sep 30, 2017
Rind Me Up: Turophilic Microbiology

Rind Me Up: Turophilic Microbiology

Microbiologist Rachel Dutton chose cheese as the medium for her pioneering microbiome research. …
Sep 30, 2017
Loire Highlights, Tuscan Beauties, New World Bargains

Loire Highlights, Tuscan Beauties, New World Bargains

Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson gathers some value wines that merit your attention. They include …
Sep 30, 2017
Bordeaux Enjoys a Taste of Spain

Bordeaux Enjoys a Taste of Spain

Spanish winemakers poured for Vinexpo attendees at the Taste of Spain party, held in Bordeaux's …
Sep 30, 2017
Taking On Climate Change

Taking On Climate Change

Wine Spectator started Vinexpo by assembling industry pioneers and gathering experts to tackle one …
Sep 30, 2017
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta in D.C. is offering wine from more than …
Sep 30, 2017
Harvest at Castiglion del Bosco

Harvest at Castiglion del Bosco

From about September 20 to 25 Renowned Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco will be offering a "Harvest …
Sep 30, 2017

Departments

Whole Grilled Chicken with Mencía

Whole Grilled Chicken with Mencía

Chef José Andrés' of Bazaar Meat in Las Vegas shared with Wine Spectator a recipe for succulent and …
Sep 30, 2017
Feedback

Feedback

Sep 30, 2017
Caymus Looks to the Future

Caymus Looks to the Future

Chuck Wagner and his parents started Caymus as a Cabernet-only estate. He later chose to blend …
Sep 30, 2017
How to Get It Right

How to Get It Right

Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer shares key factors on how to gauge whether you're investing in wine …
Sep 30, 2017
Tales of Brave Ulysses

Tales of Brave Ulysses

With a new Napa project, Bordeaux vintner Christian Moueix embarks on another great wine adventure. …
Sep 30, 2017
FAQ: If You Build It

FAQ: If You Build It

Sep 30, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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