The Top 10 Wines of 2012

We decided to set up an inaugural list of the Top 10 wines. One of the main reasons was the total bias shown by some of the more famous magazines/blogs and we felt it would be beneficial to have an unbiased view and to give some of the lesser wineries some deserved accolades for the great wines they produce. This is for the little guys.

 The Top 10 are in alphabetical order of producers and those 4 wines which received the perfect 5 smiley face rating are listed in red writing.

07 Elizabeth Spencer Howell Mountain Cabernet ($75)

08 Fontanella Mount Veeder Cabernet ($52)

08 Freeman Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir ($46)

07 Inman Thorn Ridge Pinot Noir ($56)

09 James MacPhail Ferrington Pinot Noir ($49)

11 Loring Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir ($45)

02 Opus One ($200)

09 Sequana RRV Pinot Noir ($30)

98 Verite La Joie ($200)

08 Wilsons Dry Creek Zinfandel ($30)

03 Robert Young Scion Cabernet ($70)


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