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WS Top 100 Wines of the Year . . . with a twist!

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Apparently the Speculator has decided to add extra hype by revealing their list online in a "check-back-every-day-for-more" type of hype . . .

OK, I'll play along.

10. Quilceda Creek 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($135)
9. Lewis 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley ($135)*
8. Château de Beaucastel 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone ($120)
7. Domaine de Pégaü 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone ($120)
6. Guiseppe Mascarello & Figlio 2008 Barolo Monprivato, Piedmonte ($110)
5. Kongsgaard 2010 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($75)
4. Hewitt 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Rutherford ($92)
3. Domaine Serene 2010 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve, Willamette Valley ($65)
2. Château Canon-La-Gafflière 2010 St.-Émilion, Bordeaux ($103)
1. ??? [to be revealed tomorrow, 15 Nov.]

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  1. heheheh only one white in the "Top Ten?"

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    1. re: ChefJune

      Are you surprised on the one white? German Riesling should be in the top ten every year but few appreciated it on the main stream. WS top ten seems to have the same producers every so often. Good to see Two Hands not in the top tent this year.

      1. re: wineglas1

        Totally agree with your comment about German Riesling!!

        1. re: wineglas1

          Agree on Riesling.

          "Good to see Two Hands not in the top tent this year." Agree on this even more.

          1. re: wineglas1

            a) No, it's certainly no big surprise there's only one white on the list; that it's a California Chardonnay is a little surprising, but not so much so as to rise to the level of "shocking."

            b) While German Rieslings certainly *deserve* to be included, they won't make it into the Top 10 -- Top 100, yes; Top 10, no -- until the American public-at-large embraces them. (IMHO, of course.)

            c) I'm just surprised that a Spanish wine was picked for the top spot, and I'm just praying it doesn't f*** up the market at large!

        2. It's Nov. 15th . . .

          Top #1 Wine of the Year is the CVNE 2004 Imperial Gran Reserva, Rioja ($63)