October 1997

In This Issue:

The Great Cabernet Houses of California

W&S West Coast Critic Robert Finigan picks the perennial greats of California cabernet. Are these top-flight wines in your cellar?

Tuscan Jewels: Fifty Miles of Collectibles

Touring the historic towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano can be rewarding for the wine collector. Tom Maresca traverses this rugged landscape in search of its vinous treasures.

Old Vine Zinfandel

California's best zinfandels derive much of their character from vineyards planted around the turn of the century. Rod Smith zeroes in on the most collectible California wines ever.

A Cellar of German Riesling

Distinctive, age-worthy German riesling has been ignored by American collectors for the last two decades-but the time may be ripe to buy in now. David Schildknecht outlines the opportunities.

The New Century of Port

The ancient vineyard lands of the Douro Valley are suddenly the home to modern wines-both fortified as young Port, and fermented dry as table wines. Joshua Greene returns from a visit to the Douro with tips on assembling a Port cellar.


October Tasting Stats
Best Values Under $10
Collectible German Wines
American New Releases
Imported New Releases