Top 400 Wines: Once in a Decade – 2010-2019 – James Melendez

There are many top 100 wine annual lists and I produce one as well.  I love the research and review of wines I taste yearly. Thought, I have never found it an easy task as I taste a large set of wines yearly.  But this year is different; it is the end of a decade and I wanted to recognize the top 400 wines.  I could have selected more or less but 400 seemed to be an optimum number given the many thousand of wines I tasted in this decade.

I was determined for the most diverse wines of excellence.  Like my new top 100 wines I don’t just rank wines wines that were just released in the respective year but wines that were opened up from a library as well.  I love and appreciate the rare wines I get to taste–wines that have vintaged for quite sometime.  And many have a fear of wines that have aged for too long.  And wine that has aged for sometime is to experience something rare and to see how a wine can age well.   As an example, I tasted Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Millésime 1980 which I gave 96 points here–in an historical context Jimmy Carter was president, the Berlin Wall was still up and the first two Star Wars films had already been released.   

Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Millésime – 1980

Champagne J. de Telmont sans Soufre – an NV Champagne minus sulfites. You won’t find many bottles like this–a very nice wine.

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus – a Blanc de Blancs Non-Dose wine – elegant, beautiful.

Donnafugata’s Chiaranda del Merle 1996 – First Aged Chardonnay is lovely–not all bottle’s age as gracefully. Chardonnay from Sicily is an undiscovered country in terms of variety found on the island as well as all of Italy.

Joseph Phels Vin du Mistral – look at that ABV – 12%.

A trailblazer for Schioppettino from Ronchi di Cialla.

Champagne Drappier Quattuor Blanc de Quatre Blancs wine is the only example where all of Champagnes allowed white grapes are in one bottling: Chardonnay, Arbane, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai.

Ciro is hot today but the wines from this region have a long hallmark of greatness at expressing Gaglioppo. Here is an old bottle from Cantina Enotria.

Sister winery to Champagne Salon.

Venerable and venerated Shiraz from Australia–the very pricey and wondrous wine from Penfolds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I researched to see if anyone else had ever memorialized a decade of wine in such a list.  I could not find such a publication and even if there was one I felt it important to memorialize this amazing decade of wine.  This decade of wine was one of growth of regions and a greater distribution than ever before.  The decade I would also say was also of increased quality in wine.  

As with my top 100 wine lists – I purposely place wines in alpha order to display the wines and not ridiculous note that one wine is better than another.  It is strange when a publication names a particular wine number one–which makes no sense to me.  Why would–as as example–a Cabernet from one producer be the number one wine excluding everything else in all other regions and varieties?  

Here are some analysis of my list to give a full framing of this top 400 list:

Countries

# Wines Country
109 Italy
92 US
92 France
28 Spain
22 Portugal
9 Austria
7 Germany
7 Hungary
5 Slovenia
4 Australia
3 Chile
3 Argentina
3 South Africa
3 Canada
3 Georgia
2 Czech Rep
2 Turkey
1 Lebanon
1 N. Macedonia
1 Croatia
1 New Zealand
1 Lebanon
1 Greece
1 England

Wine Styles

# Wines Wine Styles
197 Red
4 Rose
84 White
41 Dessert
73 Sparkling

US Wines

# Wines State
62 California
10 Washington
11 Oregon
3 Virginia
4 New York

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This bell curve shows the range from 92 points to 97 points and the bulk at 94 points (the median is 93.7).

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I would love your thoughts on these wines or other comments.  Please consider placing these wines on your list. 

1 A Vita Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore – 2014 – 93 Points
2 A.R. Valdespino El Candado Pedro Ximenez Sherry – NV – 95 Points
3 Abbazia di Novacella Südtirol Kerner – 2018 – 93 Points
4 Aberrant Eola Hills Veritas Ex Pinot Noir – 2012 – 94 Points
5 Achaval-Ferrar Finca Altamira Malbec – 2011 – 95 Points
6 Acústic Braó Montsant – 2007 – 94 Points
7 Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin Gevrey Chambertin – 2014 – 94 Points
8 Alessandro di Camporeale Benedè Sicilia Catarratto Comune e Lucido 2018 – 94 Points
9 Alessandro di Camporeale Kaid Sicilia Syrah – 2014 – 94 Points
10 Alessandro di Camporeale Vendemmia Sicilia Tardiva – 2017 – 94 Points
11 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella – 2008 – 94 Points
12 Alma Rosa Sta Rita Hills La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2011 – 93 Points
13 Almaviva Puente Alto Red Wine – 2013 – 95 Points
14 Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso – 2015 – 94 Points
15 Altano Douro Red Wine – 2016 – 93 Points
16 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rosé – 2014 – 94 Points
17 Anthem Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014 – 94 Points
18 Antinori Tignanello Toscano IGT – 2016 – 94 Points
19 António Maçanita Arinto dos Açores Branco 2015 94 Points
20 Archery Summit Arcus Estate Pinot Noir – 2010 – 94 Points
21 Attems Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla – 2018 93 – Points
22 Au Sommet Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 94 Points
23 Authentique Coats & Whitney Pinot Noir – 2014 – 94 Points
24 Baglio di Cristo di Campobello Lu Patri Nero d’Avola – 2014 – 94 Points
25 Barbeito Malvasia Madeira – 2004 – 94 Points
26 Barboursville Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2009 –94 Points
27 Barone Ricasoli Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2015 – 97 Points
28 Batič Viapava Valley Valentino Rosso – 94 Points – 2007
29 Bellavista Franciacorta Extra Brut Vittorio Moretti Ris. – 2008 – 93 Points
30 Bellingham The Bernard Series SMV Red Wine – 2011 – 95 Points
31 Benjamin Silver Saviezza Santa Barbara County Sangiovese – 2010 – 94 Points
32 Betz Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014 – 94 Points
33 Betz Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 – 94 Points
34 Bianchi San Juan Vineyards Paso Robles Refosco – 2005 – 94 Points
35 Bionic Frog Walla Walla Syrah – 2007 – 96 Points
36 Bott Határi Hárslevelű – 2011 – 94 Points
37 Borell-Diehl Pfalz Pinot Noir – 2013 – 93 Points
38 Boveri Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso – 2015 – 94 Points
39 Brandlin Mount Veeder Brandline Estate Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine – 2015 – 94 Points
40 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi – 2015 – 94 Points
41 Ca’del Bosco Franciacorta Dosage Zero Millesimato – 2014 – 93 Points
42 Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay – 2013 – 94 Points
43 Calera Mt. Harlan Jensen Pinot Noir – 2012 – 95 Points
44 Cantina Coppola Negroamaro Puglia Bianco – 2014 – 93 Points
45 Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Bertolino Soprano Bianco Sicilia 2017 – 93 Points
46 Casanove di Neri Brunello di Montalcino – 2007 -94 Points
47 Cascina Ca’Rossa Roero Mompisssano Ris. – 2012 – 94 Points
48 Castel Noarana Dolomiti Nosiola – 2012 – 94 Points
49 Castello di Albola Il Solatio Chianti Classico – 2015 – 94 Points
50 Castello di Albola Santa Caterina Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2015 – 94 Points
51 Cellers Capafons-Ossó Auseta Montsant – 2016 – 93 Points
52 Cellers Sant Rafael Montsant Solpost Red Wine – 2003 – 94 Points
53 Champ Divin Macvin Rubis NV – 93 Points
54 Champagne André Clouet Brut Nature NV – 93 Points
55 Champagne Barrat-Masson Les Margannes Brut Nature NV – 94 Points
56 Champagne Bollinger Rosé – 2016 – 95 Points
57 Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru NV – 94 Points
58 Champagne Bruno Paillard NPU – 2003 – 95 Points
59 Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Les Couarres Extra Brut NV – 94 Points
60 Champagne Delamotte Blanc De Blancs Brut Champagne – 2002 – 96 Points
61 Champagne Devaux Grand Reserve Brut NV – 94 Points
62 Champagne Dom Pérignon – 2006 – 96 Points
63 Champagne Dom Pérignon – 2002 – 94 Points
64 Champagne Drappier Brut Rosé Saignée NV – 94 Points
65 Champagne Drappier Grande Sendrée Cuvée – 2008 – 95 Points
66 Champagne Drappier Millésime – 2006 – 94 Points
67 Champagne Drappier Quattuor Blanc de Quatre Blancs Brut NV – 95 Points
68 Champagne Dumangin Le Rosé Premier Cru NV – 94 Points
69 Champagne Etienne Calsac L’Echappée Belle Extra Brut NV – 94 points
70 Champagne Gallimard Père et Fils Cuvée Prestige Millésime – 2011 – 95 Points
71 Champagne Gallimard Père et Fils Cuvée Quintessence NV – 94 Points
72 Champagne Gallimard Père et Fils Cuvée Grande Reserve Chardonnay Brut NV – 94 Points
73 Champagne GH Mumm Brut Le Millésime – 2009 – 94 Points
74 Champagne Gosset Grand Millésime Brut – 2006 – 94 Point
75 Champagne J. de Telmont Blanc de Blancs – 2009 – 95 Points
76 Champagne J. de Telmont Cuvée Sans Soufré NV – 95 Points
77 Champagne J. de Telmont OR 1735 – 2004 – 96 Points
78 Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs – 2006 – 94 Points
79 Champagne Jean Vesselle Millésime Brut – 2008 – 94 Points
80 Champagne JM Seleque Solessence NV – 93 Points
81 Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée NV – 94 Points
82 Champagne Lanson Extra Age Blanc de Blanc NV – 94 Points
83 Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut – 1976 – 94 Points
84 Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut – 1990 – 94 Points
85 Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut – 2008 – 94 Points
86 Champagne Lanson Rosé NV – 93 Points
87 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Les Chemines d’Avize Grand Cru Extra-Brut – 2011 – 95 Points
88 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Rosé de Saignée Premier Cru NV – 95 Points
89 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus Prmier Cru – 2009 – 95 Points
90 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus Premier Cru Non-Dosé – 2013 – 95 Points
91 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra-Brut – 2007 – 94 Points
92 Champagne Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle MV – 94 Points
93 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Cristal – 2006 – 95 Points
94 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Millésime – 1980 – 96 Points
95 Champagne Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck Brut Nature – 2009 – 95 Points
96 Champagne Mailly Exception Blanche Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru – 2004 – 95 Points
97 Champagne Mailly L’Intemporelle Grand Cru – 2009 – 94 Points
98 Champagne Mailly Les Enchansons Grand Cru Cuvée Millésime – 2000 – 95 Points
99 Champagne Marc Herbrart Rosé – NV 93 Points
100 Champagne Pascal Doquet Extra Brut Diapason Grand Cru NV – 94 Points
101 Champagne Philipponnat Clos de Goisses Brut – 2007 – 94 Points
102 Champagne Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV – 93 Points
103 Champagne Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvée de Reserve NV – 93 Points
104 Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare – 2002 – 95 Points
105 Champagne Ruinart Brut Rosé – NV – 93 Points
106 Champagne Thienot Brut – 2002 – 93 Points
107 Champagne Vilmart Grand Cellier D’Or Brut- 2010 – 94 Points
108 Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame – 2006 – 94 Points
109 Champagne Waris-Hubert Albescent Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV – 94 Points
110 Charles Krug Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 -94 Points
111 Château Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes – 2006 -93 Points
112 Château Dauphiné-Rondillon Loupiac – 2011 – 95 Points
113 Château Filhot Sauternes – 2015 – 94 Points
114 Château Fonbadet Pauillac Cru Bourgeois – 2016 – 94 Points
115 Château Gaudiet Loupiac – 2016 – 94 Points
116 Château Grand-Puy Lacoste Pauillac – 2014 – 94 Points
117 Château Ksara Bekaa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 – 93 Point
118 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape – 2012- 94 Points
119 Château La Reme Sainte-Croix-du-Mont – 2015 – 95 Points
120 Château Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 1999 – 94 Points
121 Chinook Yakima Valley Cabernet Franc – 2009 – 94 Points
122 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru – 2016 – 95 Points
123 Clos Abella Priorat – 2009 – 94 Points
124 Clos Cibonne Cru Classé Côtes de Provence Tibouren – 2017 – 94 Points
125 Clos Saron Once Upon a Time Pinot Noir – 1997 – 94 Points
126 Clovis Point North Fork Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 93 Points
127 Cockburn’s Vintage Port- 1955 – 96 Points
128 Col Solare Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 – 94 Points
129 Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Graciano Rioja – 2006 – 95 Points
130 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 – 95 Points
131 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Los Boldos Vineyard Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 2016 – 94 Points
132 Conterno Fantino Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda – 2013 – 94 Points
133 Cornerstone Cellars The Cornerstone Napa Valley Red Wine – 2011 -95 Points
134 Corte Sant’alda Valmezzane Amarone della Valpolicella- 2012 – 95 Points
135 Cusumano 700 Brut Metodo Classico – 2015 – 94 Points
136 Cusumano Alta Mora Guardiola Etna Rosso 2014 – 94 Points
137 D’Oliveras Boal Madeira – 1977 – 95 Points
138 D’Oliveras Malvasia Madeira – 1990 – 95 Points
139 D’Oliveras Tina Negra Madeira – 1929 – 96 Points
140 Daniel Dampt Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons – 2015 – 94 Points
141 Dei Principi di Spadafora Enrica Spadaforda Terre Siciliane Brut Nature NV – 93 Points
142 Dei Principi di Spadafora Sole dei Padri Syrah – 2005 – 94 Points
143 Delille Chaleur Blanc Columbia Valley White Wine- 2015 – 93 Points
144 Delille D2 Columbia Valley Red Wine – 1998 – 94 Points
145 Di Majo Norante Molise Aglianico Contado Res – 2010 – 93 Points
156 Di Majo Norante Ramitello Molise Rosso – 2010 – 93 Points
147 Diamond Mountain Napa Valley Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 2015 – 95 Points
148 Diren Mid-Eastern Anatolia Öküzgözü – 2012 – 93 Points
149 Domaine André Vatan Sancerre – 2013 – 94 Points
150 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur – 2008 – 94 Points
151 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine – 2014 – 93 Points
152 Domaine Denis Race Premier Cru Chablis – 2015 – 94 Points
153 Domaine Drouhin Laurene Dundee Hills Pinot Noir – 2009 – 93 Points
154 Domaine La Tour Vieille Banyuls – 2014 – 94 Points
155 Domaine Pierre Savoye Cote du Py Morgon – 2013 – 93 Points
156 Domaine Potinet-Ampeau Volnay Premier Cru – 2005 – 96 Points
157 Domaine Serene Evenstad Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 93 Points
158 Domaine William Fèvre Grand Cru Valmur Chablis – 2014 – 95 Points
159 Domaine William Fèvre Premier Cru Fourchaume Chablis – 2014 – 94 Points
160 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 95 Points
161 Donnafugata Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria – 2008 – 94 Points
162 Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina – 1996 – 94 Points
163 Donnafugata Floramundi Cerasuolo di Vittoria – 2016 – 94 Point
164 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Terre Siciliane – 2015 95 Points
165 Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso – 2016 – 94 Points
166 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese – 1997 – 94 Points
167 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Beerenauslese Goldkapsel – 1995 – 96 Points
168 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Beerenauslese Sonnenuhr – 1976 – 97 Points
169 Drouhin-Vaudon Premier Cru Chablis – 2014 – 94 Points
170 Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Petit Verdot – 2007 – 92 Points
171 El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry NV – 94 Points
172 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2011 – 94 Points
173 Emile Beranger Pouilly-Fuissé – 2015 – 94 Points
174 Emilio Moro Malleolus – 2011- 94 Points
175 Enotria 106 IGT Calabria – 2017 – 93 Points
176 Enotria Cirò Rosso – 2017 – 94 Points
177 Ermacora Colli Orientali del Friuli Pinot Bianco – 2013 – 93 Points
178 Estones Terces Montsant – 2010 – 93 Points
179 Eszterbauer Tüke Szekszárdi Bikavér – 2008 – 93 Points
180 Eventide Wellington Shiraz – 2005 – 93 Points
181 Far Niente Oakville Chardonnay – 2006 – 94 Points
182 Fattori Danieli Soave – 2014 – 93 Points
183 Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi – 2014 – 93 Points
184 Fekete Bela Somló Juhfark – 2011 – 94 Points
185 Ferrando Cariola Erbaluce di Caluso La Terraza – 2015 – 93 Points
186 Ferrari Trentodoc Perlé – 2004 – 94 Points
187 Ferrari Trentodoc Lunelli Ris Extra-Brut – 2007 – 94 Points
188 Ferreira Vintage Porto – 2007 – 94 Points
189 Feudi della Medusa Vermentino di Sardegna – 2006 – 92 Points
190 Feudo Arancio Hedonis Nero d’Avola Sicilia Riserva – 2015 – 94 Points
191 Feudo Disisa Granmassenti Perricone Monreale – 2017 – 94 Points
192 Feudo Disisa Vuaraia Moreal Nero d’Avola – 2013 – 94 Points
193 Fidelitas Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014 – 94 Points
194 Filippi Castelcerino Colli Scaligeri Soave – 2013 – 94 Points
195 Fina Caro Terre Siciliane Maestro – 2015– 93 Points
196 Firriato Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca Etna Bianco 2013 – 93 Points
197 Firriato Prephylloxera Etna Rosso – 2014 – 94 Points
198 Firriato Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs Terre Sicliane Brut – 93 Points
199 Firriato Harmonium Sicilia Nero d’Avola – 2013 – 93 Points
200 Firriato L’Ecrù Sicilia Passito – 2016 – 93 Points
201 Firriato Ribeca Sicilia Perricone – 2014 – 93 Points
202 Flora Springs Wild Boar Pope Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 94 Points
203 Florio Aegusa Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco – 1964 – 94 Points
204 Florio Morsi di Luce Zibibbo NV 93 Points
205 Florio Passito di Pantalleria – 2015 – 94 Points
206 Force Majeure Collaboration Series III Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain Red Wine 95 Points
207 Force Majeure RM Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 94 Points
208 Frick Dry Creek Valley Counoise – 2011 – 93 Points
209 Frick Owl Hill Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Syrah – 2004 – 94 Points
210 Furthermore Nevina’s Vyd Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 – 94 Points
211 Furthermore Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2012 – 93 Points
212 Gala Farm Morava Svatovavřinecké – 2012 – 93 Points
213 Gallimard Rosé de Riceys – 2012 – 94 Points
214 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2012 – 94 Points
215 Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuissé – 2015 – 94 Points
216 Gerovassiliou Epanomi Malagousia – 2010 – 93 Points
217 Gloria Ferrer Extra-Brut Carneros Late Disgorged Reserve Cuvée – 2009 – 94 Points
218 Goosecross Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 94 Points
219 Gotsa Babaneuri Valley Kakheti Mtsvane – 2013 – 94 Points
220 Gower Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir – 2015 – 94 Points
221 Graham’s Vintage Port – 1966 – 94 Points
222 Gramona Cava Brut Imperial Gran Reserva – 2006 – 93 Points
223 Gudarrà Aglianico del Vulture – 2009 – 93 Points
224 Gulfi Neromaccarj Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane – 2015 – 94 Points
225 Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve – 2008 -94 Points
226 H. Lun Moscato Giallo Alto Adige Passito Sandbichler – 2006 – 95 Points
227 Hall Jack’s Masterpiece Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 94 Points
228 Hans u Christine Nitthaus Neusiedlersee Blaufränkisch Eiswein – 2008 – 93 Points
229 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 2009 – 93 Points
230 Hartford Stone Côte Russian River Valley Chardonnay – 2015 – 93 Points
231 Hawk & Horse Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon – 2013 – 94 Points
232 Henriques & Henriques Madeira 15 Year Old Verdelho – 94 Points
233 Henriques & Henriques Madeira 20 Year Old Malvasia – 94 Points
234 Henriques & Henriques Madeira Saveiro Tinta Negra – 95 Points
235 Herdade da Malhadinha Antão Vaz da Peceguina – 2016 – 93 Points
236 Henry of Pelham Ontario Short Hills Bench Estate Riesling Icewine – 2008 – 93 Points
237 Herman J. Wiemer Finger Lakes Blanc de Blancs – 2009 – 93 Points
238 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 2015 – 93 Points
239 Hillinger Neusiedlersee Terroir Blaufränkisch – 2006 – 93 Points
240 Hyland Coury McMinnville Pinot Noir – 2012 – 94 Points
241 Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara Vernaccia di San Gimignano l’Alberta Ris – 2012 – 93 Points
242 Ippolito Cirò Rosso- 2017 – 93 Points
243 Ippolito Colli del Manusco Cirò – 2015 – 94 Points
244 J Vintage Brut Russian River Valley Late Disgorged Brut – 2005 – 95 Points
245 J. Schram North Coast Sparkling Wine – 2006 – 94 Points
246 James Cole Umbral Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – 2005 – 95 Point
247 Jean Claude Rateau Beaune Premier Cru “Les Bressandes” – 2006 – 94 Points
248 Jean-Claude Bessin Valmur Chablis Grand Cru – 2014 – 95 Points
249 Jean-Jacques Girard Premier Cru Les Peuillets – 2010 – 94 Points
250 Joseph Faiveley Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume – 2010- 94 Points
251 Joseph Phelps Vin du Mistral Napa Valley Syrah – 1986 – 94 Points
252 Joseph Swan Trenton View Vineyard Russiuan River Pinot Noir – 2009 – 93 Points
253 Justin Dutraive Beaujolais Village Les Tours 2016 – 93 Points
254 Kabaj Goriška Brda Amfora – 2007 – 93 Points
255 Kabaj San Lurinz Sparkling Wine NV – 93 Points
256 Káli-Kövek Rezeda Balaton Felvidék Olaszrizling – 2017 – 94 Points
257 Kindzmarauli Kakhetian Royal – 2013 – 93 Points
258 King Family Monticello Meritage – 2012 – 94 Points
259 Kistler Vineyard Cuvée Cathleen Chardonnay – 2012 – 94 Points
260 Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese NV – 94 Points
261 Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay – 2013 -93 Points
262 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé – 2013 – 93 Points
263 La Cadeau Diversité Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 – 94 Points
264 La Chablissiene Premier Cru – 2016 93 Points
265 La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sherry NV 94 Points
266 Le Marchesine Franciacorta Dosage Zero Secolo Novo Ris. – 2008 – 94 Points
267 Laird Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2000 – 95 Points
268 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Vign. di Campolungo Gran Selezione – 2010 – 94 Points
269 Lampyridae Vineyards Mount Veeder Grenache – 2017 – 93 Points
270 LAN Edicion Limitada Rioja – 2013 – 95 Points
271 LAN Viña Lanciano – 2012 – 93 Points
272 Lavia Bullas Finca Paso Malo Monastrell – 2009 – 95 Points
273 Librandi Magno Megonio Magliocco Val di Neto Rosso – 2016 – 94 Points
274 Librandi Efeso – Mantonico Val di Neto Bianco 2018 – 94 Points
275 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Syrah Grenache – 2012 – 94 Points
276 Lüscher-Ballard Vineyard Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2015 – 95 Points
277 Lustau Los Arcos Amontillado NV – 94 Points
278 Lustau Peninsula Palo Cortado – 94 Points
279 Manincor Südtirol Castel Campan Merlot – 2005 – 93 Points
280 Manincor Südtirol Rubatsch Lagrein – 2009 – 93 Points
281 Manz Dona Fatima Lisboa Jampal -2015 – 94 Points
282 Marchesato degli Aleramici Brunello di Montalcino – 2006 – 94 Points
283 Mas de l’Abundància Montsant – 2013 – 94 Points
284 Masi Costasera Amarone – 2013 – 93 Points
285 McIntyre SLH Estate Chardonnay – 2017 -94 Points
286 Merry Edwards Flax Vineyard Russian River Valley Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2007 – 93 Points
287 Michael Shaps Monticello Cabernet Franc – 2013 – 94 Points
288 Miraflores El Dorado Zinfandel – 2003 – 94 Points
289 Montagne Russe Black Knight Vineyard Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 2017 -93 Points
290 Moone Tsai Cor Leonis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 – 94 Points
291 Mouchão Alentejo Alicante Bouschet – 2013 – 94 Points
292 Mount Veeder Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 -94 Points
293 Muhr van der Niepoort Samst und Seide Carnuntum Blaufränkisch – 2012 – 94 Points
294 Navarro Mendocino Pinot Blanc – 2014 – 93 Points
295 Neumayer Engelberg Traisental Engelberg Riesling — 2016 – 92 Points
296 Nickel & Nickel Kelham Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 94 Points
297 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut – 2010 – 95 Points
298 Nino Franco Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Prosecco – 2012 – 94 Points
299 Oso Libre Bendición Paso Robles Paso Robles Mourvèdre – 2014 – 94 Points
300 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley Red Wine– 2008 – 93 Points
301 Palmento Costanzo Bianco d’Assi Superiore Etna Bianco – Etna Bianco – 2018 – 94 Points
302 Palmento Costanzo Contrada Santo Spirito Etna Rosso – 2015 – 94 Points
303 Palmento Costanzo Rosso di Sei Etna Rosso – 2015 – 94 Points
304 Palmer North Folk Albariño – 2014 – 93 Points
305 Paloma Napa Valley Merlot – 2008 – 93 Points
306 Paşaeli Thrace Yapıncak – 2017 – 92 Points
307 Patricia Green Croft Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 2007 – 94 Points
308 Patricius Red Lion 3 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú – 2004 – 93 Points
309 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay – 2008 – 94 Points
310 Paul Lato Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay -2013 – 94 Points
311 Pavillon Blanc du Chateaux Margaux- 2015 – 94 Points
312 Peju Province Napa Valley Cabernet Franc – 2014 – 95 Points
313 Penfolds Grange 2014 95 Point Bottle AR142 Bin 95 Points
314 Penfolds Southeast Australia Yattarna Chardonnay – 2001 – 94 Points
315 Peter Vinding Montecarrubo Cuvee Suzanne Syrah 2017IGT Terre Siciliane 95 Points
316 Peter Zemmer Giatl Südtirol Riserrva Pinot Grigio – 2013 – 93 Points
317 Piccini Brunello di Montalcino – 2009 – 94 Points
318 Pietro Caciorgna N’Anticchia 2015 DOC Etna Rosso – 94 Points
319 Piña Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 – 95 Points
320 Planeta Cometa Menfi Fiano – 2017 – 94 Points
321 Planeta Didacus Menfi Chardonnay 2016 – 94 Points
322 Planeta Sicilia Nocera – 2017 – 94 Points
323 Planeta Sparkling Carricante Brut Methodo Classico NV – 94 Points
324 Plantaže ProCorde Lake Skadar Valley Vranac – 2007 – 92 Points
325 Presqu’ile Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay – 2016 – 94 Points
326 Primosic Collio Ribolla Gialla di Oslavia Ris – 2011 – 93 Points
327 Feudo Principi di Butera Deliella Sicilia Nero d’Avola – 2014 – 94 Points
328 Feudo Principi di Butera Symposio Sicilia Red Wine -2014 -95 Points
329 Prinz von Hessen Klaus Rheingau Riesling – 2007 – 94 Points
330 Quinta da Gaivosa Vinha De Lordelo – 2007 – 93 Points
331 Quinta do Pégo Porto Vintage – 2000 – 93 Points
332 R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva – 2010 – 94 Points
333 Random Ridge Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 – 93 Points
334 Rare Wine Co. Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Blend – NV – 94 Points
335 Raymond et Martin Klein Grand Cru Alsace Gewürztraminer – 95 Points – 2007
336 Rex Hill Roserock Vineyard Chardonnay – 2012 – 94 Points
337 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley “I” Block To Kalon Napa Valley Fumé Blanc – 2014 – 93 Point
338 Ronchi di Cialla Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso – 2000 – 94 Points
339 Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla – 1983 – 96 Points
340 Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla – 2000 – 95 Points
341 S.A. Prüm Mosel Beerenuaslse – 2001 -96 Points
342 Salentein Gran Vu Mendoza Red Wine Blend – 2013 – 94 Points
343 Salentein Los Basaltos Vineyard Mendoza Malbec – 2015 – 94 Points
344 Sandeman Vintage Porto – 2007 – 94 Points
345 Schäfer-Fröhlich Vulkangestein Nahe Trocken Riesling – 2011 – 94 Points
346 Badenhorst Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc – 2014 – 93 Points
347 Sella & Mosca Marchese di Villamarina Alghero – 2013 – 94 Points
348 Seufert Bishop Creek Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir – 2009 – 95 Points
349 Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 93 Points
350 Shumi Tsinandali Georgia Kakheti Dry White Wine – 2014 – 94 Points
351 Signorello Napa Valley Padrone Estate Red Blend – 2014 – 94 Points
352 Smith-Madrone Cooks Flat Spring Mountain District Red Wine – 2013 – 94 Points
353 Soalheiro Melgaço Alvarinho – 2015 – 94 Points
354 Sojourn Sonoma Coast Rodgers Creek Vyd Pinot Noir – 2017 – 94 Points
355 Soléna Domaine Danielle Laurent Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir -2012 – 94 Points
356 Spring Mountain Spring Mountain District Elivette Red Wine – 2014 – 94 Points
357 Stemberger Kras Zelen – 2017 – 93 Points
358 Szászi Birtok Badacsony Olazriesling -2017 – 94 Points
359 Szőke Mátyás & Zoltan Mátrai Királyleányka – 2007 – 94 Points
360 Tenuta i Fauri Abruzzo Pecorino – 2014 – 93 Points
361 Terre del Principe Pallagrello Nero Casavecchia – 2012- 93 Points
362 Terre di Giurfo Belsito Vittoria Frappato – 2017 – 94 Points
363 Terre di Giurfo Kuntari Sicilia Nero d’Avola – 2016– 94 Points
364 Terre di Giurfo Maskaria Cerasuolo di Vittoria – 2015 – 94 Points
365 Tilenus Bierzo Finca La Florida Mencia – 2008 – 94 Points
366 Tilenus Bierzo Pagos de Posada Bierzo Mencia – 2006 – 94 Points
367 Tilenus Bierzo Pieros Mencia – 2002 – 96 Points
368 Tilenus Bierzo Reserva Mencia – 2007 – 95 Points
369 Tinhorn Creek Okanagan Valley 2Bench Red 94 Points – YYYY
370 Tommasi della Valpolicella Amarone Classico – 2001 – 94 Points
371 Topel Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 – 93 Points
372 Toreta Korcula Pošip – 2007 – 93 Points
373 Torre Mora Anteprima DOC Etna Rosso – 2016 – 94 Points
374 Torre Mora Scalunera Etna Rosso – 2015 – 94 Points
375 Torti Oltrepo Pavese Pinot Nero Bianco 2015 – 94 Points
376 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva – 2009 – 94 Points
377 Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne – 2013 94 Points
378 Travaglini Il Sogno – 2014 – 95 Points
379 Umathum Burgenland Zweigelt – 2015 – 93 Points
380 Vega-Sicilia Valbuena Ribera del Duero – 2011 – 94 Points
381 VGS Chateau Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Chardonnay – 2017 – 94 Points
382 Vigne Marina Coppi Timorasso Fausto – 2017 – 93 Points
383 Villa Raiano Fiano di Avellino 22 – 2013 – 93 Points
384 Villa Russiz Collio Friulano – 2015 – 93 Points
385 Viña Bosconia Reserva – 2002 – 93 Points
386 Viña Valera Viñas Viejas Ribera del Duero – ’11 – 94 Points
387 Vinařství Krásná Hora Moravia Pinot Noir – 2014 – 93 Points
388 Vineland Niagara Escarpment Pinot Meunier – 2013 – 93 Points
389 Vinyes Domènech La Rita Montsant – 2014 – 94 Points
390 Vinyes Domènech Teixar Montsant – 2014 – 94 Points
391 Wagner Finger Lakes Riesling – 2013 – 94 Points
392 Weingut Knoll Wachau Riesling – 1995 – 94 Points
393 Weinrieder Niederösterreich Grüner Veltliner – 2008 – 93 Points
394 Weinrieder Weinviertel Riesling Eiswein– 2002 – 94 – Points
395 Wente Nth Degree Livermore Valley Chardonnay – 2016 – 94 Points
396 Yeringberg Yarra Valley Marsanne Roussanne – 2015 – 93 Points
397 Yves Leccia Domaine d’E Croce Patrimonio Vermentino – 2011 – 93 Points
398 Zaro Pivol Refošk – 2016 – 93 Points
399 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico – 2005 – 95 Points
400 Zorzettig Colli Orientali del Friuli Tocai Friulano – 2006 – 94 Points

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James

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I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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