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Peterson Family
Jun 30, 2019

Peterson Family

California is a magical place for wine. It's home to veteran vintners who've made their mark and a younger generation hoping to do so, to old-vine vineyards and to growing regions just starting to fulfill their potential. Here are some of their stories.

Cover Stories

Zinfandel from Father to Son

Zinfandel from Father to Son

Joel Peterson and Morgan Twain-Peterson are dedicated to California’s signature red grape
Jun 30, 2019

Tasting Reports

California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 300 California Zinfandel wines reviewed for the tasting …
Jun 30, 2019
Brunello di Montalcino Alphabetical Listing

Brunello di Montalcino Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 100 Brunello di Montalcino wines reviewed for the …
Jun 30, 2019
Portugal Alphabetical Listing

Portugal Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 390 Portuguese wines reviewed for the tasting report in …
Jun 30, 2019
California's Zin Zone

California's Zin Zone

The 2016s continue the winning streak for this distinctive red as Sonoma County rises above the pack
Jun 30, 2019
Tough Calls

Tough Calls

Brunello vintners had hard choices to make in the challenging 2014 vintage
Jun 30, 2019

Features

The Grit and Grace of Paso Robles

The Grit and Grace of Paso Robles

Great wine, delicious food and luxury digs come with small-town charm on California’s Central Coast
Jun 30, 2019
A Day In the Life

A Day In the Life

Follow along with four wine pros from award-winning restaurants, from morning to nightcap
Jun 30, 2019
OperaWine Opens Vinitaly with Prestigious Pours

OperaWine Opens Vinitaly with Prestigious Pours

Italy's wine diversity was on full display at OperaWine. Held in the historic Palazzo della Gran …
Jun 30, 2019
Field Blend Fever

Field Blend Fever

The old vines of Portugal's Douro Valley yield exceptional reds and whites
Jun 30, 2019

Grapevine

Wine Giants Strike $1.7 Billion Deal

Wine Giants Strike $1.7 Billion Deal

In the biggest wine-industry sale of the year, valued at $1.7 billion, E. & J. Gallo purchased 30 …
Jun 30, 2019
College Admissions Scandal Hits California Wine Industry

College Admissions Scandal Hits California Wine Industry

Agustin Francisco Huneeus vacated his position as CEO of California's Huneeus Vintners after being …
Jun 30, 2019
Cult Cabernet Winery Grace Family Vineyards Sold

Cult Cabernet Winery Grace Family Vineyards Sold

Dick and Ann Grace of Napa's Grace Family Vineyards have decided to move on from their winemaking …
Jun 30, 2019
Brexit Bubbles

Brexit Bubbles

Prior to Brexit, the go-to wine used to christen British naval ships came from Champagne. Now the …
Jun 30, 2019
Rocker Jenny Lewis: Natural Wine Is 'Punk'

Rocker Jenny Lewis: Natural Wine Is 'Punk'

The singer-songwriter teamed with two Beaujolais vintners to make a wine for pairing with her …
Jun 30, 2019
Napa Valley Ups Its Game

Napa Valley Ups Its Game

A guide to exciting travel destinations in Napa, including a new renovation at Louis M. Martini, …
Jun 30, 2019
Riesling Roundup, Southern Hemisphere Values, Italian Cornucopia

Riesling Roundup, Southern Hemisphere Values, Italian Cornucopia

This group of great values includes a variety of Italian bottlings, distinctive and refreshing …
Jun 30, 2019

Departments

Panna Cotta with Sparkling Rosé

Panna Cotta with Sparkling Rosé

Chef Angela Tamura of Pèppoli in Pebble Beach, Calif., pairs dessert and bubbly
Jun 30, 2019
California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the June 30, 2019, issue, with …
Jun 30, 2019
Compact Wine Lists

Compact Wine Lists

A new breed of small, carefully curated wine lists is challenging old notions about what drinkers …
Jun 30, 2019
A Tale of Two Valleys

A Tale of Two Valleys

St. Supéry's development has been a tale of survival and success in the competitive world of the …
Jun 30, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Jun 30, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

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