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California Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 15, 2019

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab lovers: Make room in your cellar. Napa Valley vintners combined experience gained over a long string of drought vintages with a near-perfect growing season to deliver a vintage of unrivaled quality with 2016.

Cover Stories

A Benchmark Year: Annual California Cabernet Report

A Benchmark Year: Annual California Cabernet Report

2016 rates 98 points, capping a string of excellent vintages
Nov 15, 2019
Napa Valley Master Class: Old-School Cabernet

Napa Valley Master Class: Old-School Cabernet

The Farella family planted some of Coombsville's first vines, and they're still at it
Jun 22, 2021
Napa Valley Master Class: Young Blood, Venerable Vines

Napa Valley Master Class: Young Blood, Venerable Vines

The MacDonald brothers fashion stellar wines from a historic To Kalon parcel
Nov 15, 2019
Napa Valley Master Class: Aging Gracefully

Napa Valley Master Class: Aging Gracefully

On Spring Mountain, nonagenarian Philip Togni’s blends stand the test of time
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

More than 600 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019

Tasting Reports

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive

Recent vintages deliver abundant offerings from the Loire Valley, yielding high quality in a range …
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

More than 400 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019
Change Is in the Air

Change Is in the Air

An ambitious generation of Austrian winemakers reaches for a new style
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Austria

Alphabetical Guide to Austria

More than 425 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019

Features

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

Georg Riedel earns Wine Spectator ’s Distinguished Service Award
Nov 15, 2019
A Visionary in Barolo

A Visionary in Barolo

Renato Ratti has been making benchmark Nebbiolo for half a century; a vertical tasting of 31 …
Nov 15, 2019

Grapevine

Florida Opens Door to Out-of-State Retailer Shipping

Florida Opens Door to Out-of-State Retailer Shipping

Fifteen states now permit out-of-state direct-to-consumer retailer shipping, and multiple cases …
Nov 15, 2019
Insects Attack American Vineyards

Insects Attack American Vineyards

The spotted lanternfly is wreaking havoc in East Coast vineyards as researchers rush to find a …
Nov 15, 2019
San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs

San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs

Three new restaurants from established chefs show a more casual side in the Bay Area.
Nov 15, 2019
National Treasure

National Treasure

Tips and tricks for making the ultimate chocolate-chip cookie your family and friends won't be able …
Nov 15, 2019
Brie & Camembert: Pride of France

Brie & Camembert: Pride of France

The bloomy rinds are the most quintessentially French of all cheese types, combining long tradition …
Nov 15, 2019
The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

In the Languedoc, vintners take advantage of flexible rules to explore diverse wines
Nov 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Languedoc

Alphabetical Guide to Languedoc

More than 175 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Nov 15, 2019
French Favorites, Australian Delights, Spanish Sippers

French Favorites, Australian Delights, Spanish Sippers

Our editors suggest great new-release wines that won't break the bank, from France, Australia, …
Nov 15, 2019
Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel

Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel

A team of archaeologists has dug up the largest-yet-found Crusader winery in the Israeli town of …
Nov 15, 2019
The 2019 Grand Tastings

The 2019 Grand Tastings

A guide to the 273 wines to be presented at the 2019 New York Wine Experience.
Nov 15, 2019

Departments

2016: A Cabernet Classic

2016: A Cabernet Classic

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Nov. 15, 2019, issue, with …
Nov 15, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in to comment on the stories we publish on wine, food and travel.
Nov 15, 2019
Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

California's Alexander Valley offers stunning views and superb wines
Nov 15, 2019
When in Rome

When in Rome

Just outside the Vatican, the vineyards of Lazio are worthy of discovery
Nov 15, 2019
Rib Eye with Priorat

Rib Eye with Priorat

This butter-basted, rosemary- and garlic-scented steak with roasted radicchio makes for a festive …
Nov 15, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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