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California Pinot Noir
Oct 15, 2020

California Pinot Noir

A delicious wave of single-vineyard Pinots has swept across the Golden State. These site-specific wines are the driving model for today's vintners as they seek to satisfy the market's desire for ever-finer gradations of Pinot Noir.

Cover Stories

Cascade Effect

Cascade Effect

With each succeeding vintage in the new millennium, California Pinot Noir has overperformed in …
Oct 15, 2020
Second Acts

Second Acts

A number of veteran California winemakers are focusing on Pinot Noir for their latest projects. …
Oct 15, 2020
20 California Benchmarks

20 California Benchmarks

A look at 20 producers who set the stage for Pinot’s current success, with recommended recent …
Oct 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to California Pinot Noir

Alphabetical Guide to California Pinot Noir

California Pinot Noir is on the march. The Golden State might produce more powerful reds, but few …
Oct 15, 2020

Tasting Reports

Sun and Shadows

Sun and Shadows

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating in Spain. But with the tradition of holding their top …
Oct 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Spain

Alphabetical Guide to Spain

Despite the smaller production numbers of Spanish wine, there are many bright spots. Benchmark …
Oct 15, 2020
Bettering Blaufränkisch

Bettering Blaufränkisch

On the international stage, Austria has earned recognition for its white wines. Reds have long …
Oct 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Austria

Alphabetical Guide to Austria

Austria's most notable reds are made from the Blaufränkisch grape. Austrian reds have long taken a …
Oct 15, 2020

Features

Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches

Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa rooted their wine industries in signature …
Oct 15, 2020
Marqués De Murrieta

Marqués De Murrieta

In Spain’s premier wine region of Rioja, scion Vicente Dalmau Cébrian-Sagarriga steers historic …
Oct 15, 2020

Grapevine

Canned Wine Sales Boom

Canned Wine Sales Boom

Familiar names and new faces are diving into the soon-to-be $200 million market for wine in cans, …
Oct 15, 2020
No Relief on European Wine Tariffs

No Relief on European Wine Tariffs

The Trump administration’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will keep 25% duties in place …
Oct 15, 2020
Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Join a series of Instagram conversations between Wine Spectator editors and respected leaders in …
Oct 15, 2020
Mighty Gouda, Pride of Holland

Mighty Gouda, Pride of Holland

Gouda has been subject to a great deal of commercialization and imitation. By the same token, its …
Oct 15, 2020
A Kona Classic

A Kona Classic

Does the Hawaiian coffee Kona live up to the hype? The short answer is yes.
Oct 15, 2020
A New Historic Home in Philly

A New Historic Home in Philly

Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari, who own and run Schulson Collective's 14 restaurants, including …
Oct 15, 2020
U.S. Panel Targets Moderate Drinking

U.S. Panel Targets Moderate Drinking

Proposed new guidelines would cut the recommended daily limit of alcohol consumption for American …
Oct 15, 2020
Tuscan Finds, Spanish Blends and a California Cornucopia

Tuscan Finds, Spanish Blends and a California Cornucopia

Spain, Italy, California, Oregon and more deliver great value and excellent quality for the savvy …
Oct 15, 2020

Departments

California Pinot Noir

California Pinot Noir

California Pinot Noir has made tremendous strides in recent decades and now offers the quality, …
Oct 15, 2020
Rethinking Sangria

Rethinking Sangria

A.T. Howe is putting a "California twist" on the wine cocktail with his Bass Note brand, producing …
Oct 15, 2020
Ravenswood: An Icon in Limbo

Ravenswood: An Icon in Limbo

After the once-proud Sonoma Zinfandel house's sale to E. & J. Gallo stalled, its future is …
Oct 15, 2020
Unfiltered

Unfiltered

Cycles Gladiator supports an initiative to paint murals celebrating the 100th anniversary of …
Oct 15, 2020

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