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Rhône Valley
Nov 30, 2018

Rhône Valley

"2016 is something totally new. We don't have words for it yet. When you pour the wine and see its color, it's so dark. But then the wine is so fresh, the tannins so integrated. We don't know why, but it's doing its thing."—Mounir Saouma

Cover Stories

Rhône Valley Alphabetical Listing

Rhône Valley Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 935 Rhône Valley wines reviewed for the tasting report …
Nov 30, 2018
ABCs of the Southern Rhône

ABCs of the Southern Rhône

France's Southern Rhône is capable of making ageworthy reds that achieve high quality while …
Nov 30, 2018
Next Level

Next Level

The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône achieves greatness, earning a classic score for reds that …
Nov 30, 2018
Fresh Faces in Châteauneuf

Fresh Faces in Châteauneuf

Robert Camuto profiles four exemplary producers from Châteauneuf's new wave of winemakers, all of …
Nov 30, 2018
A Star Rises

A Star Rises

Gigondas has long been in the shadow of the Southern Rhône's lead appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, …
Nov 30, 2018
Producers to Know in Gigondas

Producers to Know in Gigondas

Wine Spectator staff assembled a list of the top producers in Gigondas and other areas of the …
Nov 30, 2018

Tasting Reports

Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys

Though Merlot is grown throughout California, Napa Valley is by far the variety's powerhouse …
Nov 30, 2018

Features

A Chicago Classic

A Chicago Classic

Restaurateur Rich Melman and chef Doug Psaltis offer a refined menu from Booth One in Chicago, with …
Nov 30, 2018
Austria’s Appeal

Austria’s Appeal

Austria offers a range of compelling whites and reds from the 2016 vintage, from vibrant, bone-dry …
Nov 30, 2018

Grapevine

Zuppa Valdostana: Fontina

Zuppa Valdostana: Fontina "Soup"

Zuppa Valdostana, a cheesy soup that originates from Val d'Aosta, located in the Italy's northweste…
Nov 30, 2018
Where Water Became Wine

Where Water Became Wine

Archaeologists believe they may have located the site of the biblical Marriage of Cana, where Jesus …
Nov 30, 2018
Masseto’s Magic

Masseto’s Magic

A vertical tasting of Tuscany's famed Masseto reveals wines that are layered, complex and beautiful…
Nov 30, 2018
Rhône Winners, California Reds, Australian Charmers

Rhône Winners, California Reds, Australian Charmers

Bruce Sanderson brings you great deals from all around the world, starting with a selection of …
Nov 30, 2018
Cognac for the 21st Century

Cognac for the 21st Century

Cognac—or more broadly, brandy—held a preeminent place in the golden age of cocktails before losing …
Nov 30, 2018
Gigondas: Southern Charm in the Rhône

Gigondas: Southern Charm in the Rhône

Wine Spectator 's James Molesworth, our lead taster on the Rhône and a frequent visitor to the …
Nov 30, 2018
Oregon Winery Buys Neighbor

Oregon Winery Buys Neighbor

Augustus Weed reports on the Great Oregon Wine Company's purchase of Duck Pond Cellars in Willamett…
Nov 30, 2018
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Crush It in Napa

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Crush It in Napa

Future NBA hall-of-famer Dwayne Wade and his wife, celebrated actress Gabrielle Union, traveled to …
Nov 30, 2018
In Memoriam: Ulises Valdez, Top Vineyard Manager; Kent Rosenblum, Zinfandel Champion; Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo Stalwart

In Memoriam: Ulises Valdez, Top Vineyard Manager; Kent Rosenblum, Zinfandel Champion; Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo Stalwart

Wine Spectator remembers the life and accomplishments of Ulises Valdez, one of California's most …
Nov 30, 2018

Departments

A Grand Cru Parallel

A Grand Cru Parallel

Tom Waldeck has dedicated his 140-acre ranch near Aspen, Colo., to breeding Wagyu cattle, resulting …
Nov 30, 2018
Preserving the Heritage of Gigondas

Preserving the Heritage of Gigondas

Louis Barruol, whose Château de St.-Cosme is the top producer in the Southern Rhône's Gigondas …
Nov 30, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Nov 30, 2018
France’s Rhône Valley

France’s Rhône Valley

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the November 30, 2018, issue, with …
Nov 30, 2018
Roast Chicken with Beaujolais

Roast Chicken with Beaujolais

Chef Andy Little, of Josephine in Nashville, Tenn., shares his accessible home recipe for a classic …
Nov 30, 2018

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

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