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

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zin1953 Nov 14, 2013 09:34 AM

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. ChefJune RE: zin1953 Nov 15, 2013 10:46 AM

    heheheh only one white in the "Top Ten?"

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      wineglas1 RE: ChefJune Nov 15, 2013 05:07 PM

      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.

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        Charles Yu RE: wineglas1 Nov 16, 2013 06:05 PM

        Totally agree with your comment about German Riesling!!

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          jock RE: wineglas1 Nov 17, 2013 08:30 AM

          Agree on Riesling.

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

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            zin1953 RE: wineglas1 Nov 17, 2013 07:45 PM

            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!

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          zin1953 RE: zin1953 Nov 15, 2013 11:29 AM

          It's Nov. 15th . . .

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

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