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Meet Napa's New Power Player
Dec 15, 2021

Meet Napa's New Power Player

Gaylon Lawrence Jr.—the new proprietor of Heitz, Burgess, Stony Hill and more—is not investing all this money just for fun. He wants his wineries to operate as small, largely independent fine-wine producers, but he intends to give them the market presence of a midsized wine company.

Cover Stories

Napa’s Nashville Newcomer

Napa’s Nashville Newcomer

Farmer and financier Gaylon Lawrence Jr. scooped up Heitz and other notable Napa properties in just …
Dec 15, 2021
Team Lawrence

Team Lawrence

Profiles of the vineyards and winemakers making the mark
Dec 15, 2021
The Right Right-Hand Man

The Right Right-Hand Man

Carlton McCoy has adapted to Napa, but he’s also shaking it up
Dec 15, 2021
The Story of an Iconic Cab

The Story of an Iconic Cab

How a quiet handshake led to Napa’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon, now legendary
Dec 15, 2021

Tasting Reports

Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Bountiful Bubbly

Bountiful Bubbly

A 99-point vintage Champagne is among many reasons to celebrate the region’s latest releases
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Success Stories

Success Stories

Five producers making outstanding Champagne on their own terms
Dec 15, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Get scores for more than 225 Champagnes recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings, …
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. California Merlot Makes Its Case

California Merlot Makes Its Case

Rich and well-structured reds excel from Napa Valley
Dec 15, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to California Merlot

Alphabetical Guide to California Merlot

Get scores for nearly 100 California Merlots recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings, …
Dec 15, 2021

Features

Give What You Love

Give What You Love

These are a few of our editors’ favorite things
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Hearth and Home

Hearth and Home

Five worldly chefs cook comfort food
Dec 15, 2021

Grapevine

Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Haut-Brion Owners Expand Plans On Bordeaux’s Right Bank

Haut-Brion Owners Expand Plans On Bordeaux’s Right Bank

Big land acquisitions for the owners of the famed first-growth and Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi in …
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. China’s Wine Market Faces Growing Pains

China’s Wine Market Faces Growing Pains

Politics and trade wars against countries like Australia make it difficult for winemakers to …
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Jackson Family Wines Aims Big with New Plan

Jackson Family Wines Aims Big with New Plan

Jackson Family Wines aims to influence others with its ambitious sustainability programs, including …
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Savvy Shopper: Chianti Classico, Argentine Reds, Sauvignon Blanc from California

Savvy Shopper: Chianti Classico, Argentine Reds, Sauvignon Blanc from California

Get scores and tasting notes for more than two dozen top-quality and budget-friendly wine picks …
Dec 15, 2021

Departments

Meet the New Guy

Meet the New Guy

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. and his move into Napa Valley
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. A Clos des Mouches Centennial

A Clos des Mouches Centennial

100 years of the Burgundy icon
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. A Macro Idea for Micro Wineries

A Macro Idea for Micro Wineries

A winemaker-powered collective in California
Dec 15, 2021
Article available on Dec 15, 2021. Brut … James Brut

Brut … James Brut

A limited-edition Champagne Bollinger celebrates the 25th Bond film
Dec 15, 2021

The Buying Guide

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