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Napa's Top 50 Cabernets

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets

Napa Valley is America's undisputed heartland of Cabernet Sauvignon. In terms of quality, productio…
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Beyond Napa

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Beyond Napa

Napa only accounts for 4 percent of California's total wine production, yet Napa Cabernet Sauvignon …
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: California Cabernet at Auction

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: California Cabernet at Auction

California Cabernets have been a staple of the U.S. auction market ever since its inception. …
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Top 50 at a Glance

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Top 50 at a Glance

Key: VINEYARD LOCATION : primary origin of a wine's grapes, to the best of our knowledge · SOURCE : …
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: The Rising Stars of Napa Cabernet

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: The Rising Stars of Napa Cabernet

Our ranking of Napa's Top 50 Cabernets could easily be expanded to include the 20 rising stars …
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Quality-To-Price Ratio

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Quality-To-Price Ratio

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Quality-To-Price Ratio
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Scoring History 1990—2003

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Scoring History 1990—2003

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: Scoring History 1990—2003
Nov 15, 2006
Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: 10-Year Retail Price Comparison and California's Top-Scoring Cabernets

Napa's Top 50 Cabernets: 10-Year Retail Price Comparison and California's Top-Scoring Cabernets

10-Year Retail Price Comparison and California's Top-Scoring Cabernets
Nov 15, 2006

Tasting Reports

A Tricky Vintage For California Cabernet

A Tricky Vintage For California Cabernet

California Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers are facing yet another challenging vintage with 2003. The …
Nov 15, 2006
Carter Cellars

Carter Cellars

From Mark Carter's home near his Grand Award-winning restaurant in the far northern California city …
Nov 15, 2006
Schrader

Schrader

For many, it's a dream to produce just one critically acclaimed Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. For …
Nov 15, 2006
Sequum

Sequum

Most people who look at a vineyard see rows of grapevines. When Paul Skinner looks at the same …
Nov 15, 2006
Split Personality In the Rhône

Split Personality In the Rhône

France's Rhône Valley divides neatly into two large-scale winemaking regions, the north and the …
Nov 15, 2006

Features

Inside the Restaurant Awards: Elysée

Inside the Restaurant Awards: Elysée

Editor's note: Every restaurant that is considered for a Wine Spectator Grand Award undergoes a …
Nov 15, 2006
First, Taste Some Wine

First, Taste Some Wine

Peter Gordon has a devoted following in England for his television appearances cooking on BBC and a …
Nov 15, 2006
The Mayor of Wine

The Mayor of Wine

To most Americans, Gavin Newsom is the upstart mayor of San Francisco who courted controversy over …
Nov 15, 2006
Sun, Surf and Fine Wine in San Diego

Sun, Surf and Fine Wine in San Diego

Los Angeles and San Francisco may get all the attention, but if you really want to get that …
Nov 15, 2006
Sonoma Mavericks

Sonoma Mavericks

The road to Hirsch Vineyards is as wobbly as a punch-drunk boxer, weaving and dodging its way up …
Nov 15, 2006
Educating Winemakers

Educating Winemakers

For more than two decades, proceeds from the Wine Experience have gone to the Wine Spectator …
Nov 15, 2006
Mediterranean in the Rockies

Mediterranean in the Rockies

Coloradans have always had one foot in the Midwest and one in the West. But for reasons I have not …
Nov 15, 2006

Grapevine

Prime-Time Passion

Prime-Time Passion

Stephen McPherson doesn't have much downtime. He's not only the president of ABC Entertainment—resp…
Nov 15, 2006
Yes We Cancan: Charity Auction Spotlights Washington Wines

Yes We Cancan: Charity Auction Spotlights Washington Wines

Fine wine and philanthropy shared the stage at the cabaret-themed Auc-tion of Washington Wines on …
Nov 15, 2006
Tour de Bordeaux Raises Funds for Landmine Victims

Tour de Bordeaux Raises Funds for Landmine Victims

Toronto-based Grapes for Humanity partnered with May-Eliane de Lencquesaing of Pauillac's Château …
Nov 15, 2006
Dining Out: Cut, Simon L.A.

Dining Out: Cut, Simon L.A.

Wolfgang Puck made his name with California cuisine. At Spago, the Beverly Hills home base of his …
Nov 15, 2006
Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Buttery Beef

Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Buttery Beef

Maybe it's the popularity of low-carb diets. Or a rebellion against the superlean beef left over …
Nov 15, 2006
Tastes: New Kid on the Block: Argan Oil

Tastes: New Kid on the Block: Argan Oil

Argan oil might not be new exactly, but it is still relatively unknown despite its appearance in …
Nov 15, 2006
Tastes: Check Your Temperature

Tastes: Check Your Temperature

Trivia time. Who said: "My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking …
Nov 15, 2006
Tastes: What Is Coffee Worth?

Tastes: What Is Coffee Worth?

I recently received a press release that sounded snobby and hucksterish: "Intelligentsia Roasting …
Nov 15, 2006
New Direct-Shipping Laws Under Fire

New Direct-Shipping Laws Under Fire

Wineries and wine lovers are trying to overturn Massachusetts' shipping statutes, even though less …
Nov 15, 2006
GrapeVine

GrapeVine

< Ernst Loosen , best known for making a range of Rieslings at his Dr. Loosen estate in the Mosel …
Nov 15, 2006
Friends Mix Business With Pleasure To Create Outstanding Napa Reds

Friends Mix Business With Pleasure To Create Outstanding Napa Reds

Friends Lawrence Cortez and Romel Rivera, both of whom emigrated from the Philippines in the late …
Nov 15, 2006
Gary Andrus' Kiwi Winery Placed in Receivership

Gary Andrus' Kiwi Winery Placed in Receivership

New Zealand winery Gypsy Dancer, owned by American vintner Gary Andrus, has been placed in …
Nov 15, 2006
<i>Wine Spectator</i> School Launches Wine-Pairing Course

Wine Spectator School Launches Wine-Pairing Course

The old maxim "white wine with fish, red wine with beef" just doesn't cut it anymore. The latest …
Nov 15, 2006
Napa Talent Heads to Sierra Foothills

Napa Talent Heads to Sierra Foothills

When former Napa Valley winemaker Marco Cappelli decided to establish his own winery, he searched …
Nov 15, 2006
Wine Talk: Richard Branson

Wine Talk: Richard Branson

Richard Branson, 56, is known for his unorthodox business methods, flamboyant publicity stunts and …
Nov 15, 2006
A New Classification in St.-Emilion

A New Classification in St.-Emilion

St.-Emilion's winegrowers association announced the results of its appellation's latest reclassific…
Nov 15, 2006
Wine & Health: Drinking Wine May Not Lead to Heartburn

Wine & Health: Drinking Wine May Not Lead to Heartburn

The unpleasantness of acid reflux can be exacerbated by a doctor's orders to give up wine. But a …
Nov 15, 2006

Departments

A Case of Cabernet Nostalgia

A Case of Cabernet Nostalgia

Choosing my favorite Napa Valley Cabernets from among the thousands in the region's long and …
Nov 15, 2006
Getting There

Getting There

Wine lovers, I've found, tend to pile up a lot of stuff. Of course, it's not usually so described. …
Nov 15, 2006
Winemaking Passion in Israel

Winemaking Passion in Israel

It was hard to believe that Israel had been at war just a few weeks before I arrived in Tel Aviv on …
Nov 15, 2006
This Issue: Great Napa Cabernet

This Issue: Great Napa Cabernet

This issue is about America's greatest wine: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. I know that there …
Nov 15, 2006

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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