Wine Spectator’s Vintage Report Card: California Rules!

Looks like Wine Spectator has awarded California with almost straight A’s this year (Paso Robles received a “B”) in reference to the quality of wine expected from the 2005 vintage.

“Wine Spectator’s editors have provided a snapshot of the conditions and expectations in key regions and given each of them a preliminary grade.”

Other scores of note: Germany A- ; France, Alsace A- ; France, Bordeaux A+ ; France, Burgundy A; France, Loire Valley A- ; France, Rhone Valley A

2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 3
Part 3 Details the following regions:
California – Central Coast
California – Napa Valley
California – Sonoma
New York – Finger Lakes & Long Island
Oregon
Washington

You can find their other reports here:
2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 2
Details:
Germany
Italy – Overall
Piedmont
Tuscany
Portugal
Spain

2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 3
Details:
Austria
Alsace
Bordeaux
Burgundy
Languedoc and Rousillon
Loire Valley
Rhone Valley