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Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley
From the Gridiron to the Vineyard • NFL standout and top vintner Charles Woodson talks about his early days in Napa
Wine Spectator Announces New Executive Editor
“Drink the Best in House Arrest” Wins Wine Spectator’s 2020 Video Contest
America Lays Claim to Cheddar
Best of the Bandaged
In Good Spirits
Rarities From Italy’s Enoteca Pinchiorri
Charity Wine Auctions Find Success With Virtual Events
Napa Strong, Up Close
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN… • From heat wave to wildfires, CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON was put to the test in 2017
James Molesworth’s Recommended California Cabernet Sauvignons • Nearly 725 wines were reviewed for this report. An alphabetical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted begins on page 40. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet • More than 700 wines were reviewed for this report; an analysis begins on page 30. WineSpectator.com members can access complete tasting notes using the online Wine Ratings search.
LOUIS M. MARTINI RENEWING A LEGACY • A pioneering Napa winery looks to the future under Gallo ownership
RETURN TO GLORY • A vertical tasting of Martini Cabernet reveals generational change and new highs ahead
Tasting Louis M. Martini Cabernet Across Seven Decades • The notes below represent James Molesworth’s non-blind vertical tasting of 33 vintages; see the accompanying story for details. Prices are not available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
Entertaining, Then & Now • DINNER PARTIES ARE ON HOLD, BUT WHEN WE’RE READY, HERE’S A SATISFYING MEAL TO COOK FOR FRIENDS
Dinner With Friends • FOR ANNA-CHRISTINA CABRALES, ENTERTAINING AT HOME IS A RELAXED AFFAIR
THE MAGIC OF CHENIN • THE LOIRE VALLEY´S SIGNATURE GRAPE OFFERS EXPRESSIONS FROM DRY TO SWEET TO SPARKLING
Aleks Zecevic’s Recommended Loire Valley Chenin Blancs • Nearly 175 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/LoireAlpha111520. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
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