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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Most Exciting Wines of the Year


Every year the Wine Spectator chooses the top 100 most exciting from >20,000  that have been blind tasted by the magazine’s writers.  These 100 stars, all of which are available in the US, are chosen based on quality and value.  The list has recently been published for wines tasted during 2013.  Of the nearly 70 wineries located outside of the US, 14 have been featured on Wine Knows tours.  Below is the Wine Spectator ranking, as well as price: 


#2:  Chateau Canon-La Gaffeliere  2010  (Bordeaux, France) $103

#8:  Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (Rhone, France) $120

#28:  Domaine de l’A, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2010 (Bordeaux, France) $34

#38:  Mollydooker, Two Left Feet McLaren Vale 2011 (Austrailia) $25

#45: Chateau Doisy Daene 2010 (Bordeaux, France) $58

#48: Greywackle, Pinot Noir Marlborough 2011 (New Zealand) $39

#50:  COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010 (Sicily, Italy) $35

#58: Avignonesi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010 (Tuscany, Italy) $29

#69:  Boutari Naoussa 2009 (Greece) $18

#73:  Archaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza Finca Mirador 2011 (Argentina)  $125

#87:  Graham Tawny Port 20 Year Old NV (Portugal)  $60

#91:  Mastrobernardino Taurasi Radici Riserva 2006 (Amalfi Coast, Italy)  $75

#96:  Altestino Brunello di Montalcino Monstsoli 2008 (Tuscany, Italy)  $120

#98:  Chateau d’Yquem white 2011 (Bordeaux, France)  $120




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