December 2003 Tastings
Letter from the Editor
American Cabernet Sauvignon
Barolo & Barbaresco
American New Releases
Imported New Releases
In This Issue:
Austrian rieslings climbed towards super-ripeness
in the nineties. Now top producers are returning to
more traditional styles. Philipp Blom finds out why.
Rod Smith searches out the elusive "Rutherford
dust" in wines from Napa Valley's cabernet heartland.
The wines of Bairrada are some of Portugal's
finest reds. Joshua Greene delves into the unusual
character of baga.
If amarone is Italy's richest, blackest wine, does
the place where it's grown make the difference?
David Lynch investigates terroir in Valpolicella.
Château Margaux 2000 may be the wine of the
vintage in Bordeaux. But what about the rest of the
appellation? Fiona Morrison, M.W., reports on which
châteaux are the ones to watch.