January/February 2004

January/February 2004 Tastings

Letter from the Editor

Tasting Introduction

Shopper's Guide

Year's Best Pinot Noir

Top Values

Pinot Noir


American New Releases

Imported New Releases


In This Issue:

Chile's Alto Maipo
Joshua Greene reviews the new division of cabernets from the foothills of the Andes.

Patterns in the Fog
Rod Smith explores the styles of pinot noir from the high ridges and deep dales of the Russian River Valley.

The Red Dirt Line
Ray Isle takes the road to Coonawarra in search of the source of Australia's legendary cabernets.

Sake in Translation
How cool artisan sakes bridge the gap between Eastern ingredients and Western chefs. A restaurant report by Tara Q. Thomas.