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Get a jump on highly rated wines before they sell out. Our editors bring you their most exciting finds from their latest tastings, with scores and tasting notes in this weekly member-only newsletter.

Read the August 8 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
Soaring sweeties steal the show in this set of new releases, with wines from California, France and New Zealand, up to 98 points. A wealth of top-vineyard California reds delight, ranging from Cabernet to Merlot to Syrah. French dessert and white wines are today's jewels. New Zealand gets serious with Pinot Noir. In total, 9 wines here cost $40 or less.

Recent Editions

August 1, 2018 (PDF)
Prestigious California Cabernets come out swinging with new releases. Chianti Classico overperforms with a bevy of high-scoring reds, including two 96-pointers under $45. Champagne sparkles and beckons for space in your cellar. Plus, don’t miss out on these stellar South African wines.
July 25, 2018 (PDF)
French beauties show finesse and harmony in this set of new releases, with wines from California, France and Oregon, up to 96 points. A smattering of California Chardonnays are rich and vibrant. French reds show what the country does best, with powerful Burgundy Pinot Noirs and stellar bottlings from top Northern Rhône producers. Oregon reds give Burgundy a run for its money, including one 93-pointer for just $25.
July 18, 2018 (PDF)
The greats of Italy stand tall in this set of new releases, with wines from Tuscany, Piedmont, California, France and New Zealand, up to 96 points. Italian wine lovers will rejoice in this selection of cellar-worthy reds, which are interspersed with a cornucopia of summer delights, from New Zealand gems to high-scoring Provence rosés to plush California whites. Plus, don't miss this 92-pointer for $19.
July 11, 2018 (PDF)
Many of Napa's most coveted Cabernets go toe to toe with stunning super Tuscans in this set of new releases, with wines from California, Italy and Spain, up to 97 points. California Cab collectors will know these revered wines, a leading super Tuscan reaches new heights with its latest release, and flagship wines from Spain represent the country with a flourish. One 93-pointer here costs just $27.

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