Elenco dei primi 100 vini migliori al mondo


Elenco dei primi 100 vini migliori al mondo

Rank
Wine
Vintage
Score
Price
1
Dow Vintage Port 2011 +
Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirsch and cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages. Best from 2030 through 2060. 5,000 cases made. —KM

Score 99 | Price $82
2011 99 $82
2
Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love 2012 +
Sinewy, lithe and expressive, packing red berry, black cherry and cardamom aromas and flavors into a tightly focused package. The finish expands and powers up, driving a long and meaty finish. Displays muscle and poise. Drink now through 2022. 4,729 cases made. —HS

Score 95 | Price $75
2012 95 $75
3
Prats & Symington Douro Chryseia 2011 +
An elegant and monolithic red, pure and powerful, with hints of lushness to the concentrated red plum, raspberry and dark currant flavors. This is filled with black olive and baker’s chocolate notes, backed up by grippy tannins. Finishes with refined accents of slate and white pepper. Best from 2016 through 2022. 2,400 cases made. —KM

Score 97 | Price $55
2011 97 $55
4
Quinta do Vale Meão Douro 2011 +
A lush, seductive red, filled to the brim with an array of dark fruit and kirsch flavors, accented by plenty of cream and spice notes. Silky tannins and molten chocolate hints add richness. The long finish echoes with mineral and white pepper details. Best from 2015 through 2022. 2,300 cases made. —KM

Score 97 | Price $76
2011 97 $76
5
Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Art Series 2011 +
Rich, ripe and generous, this is deftly balanced to lift the pear, mango, floral and spice flavors with gentle acidity. Comes together on the supple, seductive finish, showing tremendous depth and intensity without losing any charm. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported. —HS

Score 96 | Price $89
2011 96 $89
6
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione 2010 +
Offers a combination of power and elegance, with a racy feel. Notes of wild cherry, strawberry and rose, with leafy, woodsy flavors, permeate this driving red. The finish is long, but this needs time to shed the tannins. Well-defined from start to finish. Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera and Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2030. 8,000 cases made. —BS

Score 95 | Price $52
2010 95 $52
7
Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012 +
A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cherry and plum pâte de fruit, hoisin sauce, warm ganache and well-roasted apple wood notes. Hefty, but suave and seamless. The finish lets graphite and licorice elements glide through. The structure is dense, polished and perfectly integrated, resulting in lovely length. Should be a beauty after cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032. 6,000 cases made. —JM

Score 97 | Price $135
2012 97 $135
8
Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2012 +
Pure, rich and vivid, with snappy wild berry, pomegranate, lavender, black tea and mint notes, ending with firm tannins and a stemmy edge, lending traction to the palate. Drink now through 2023. 1,226 cases made. —JL

Score 94 | Price $40
2012 94 $40
9
Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor 2010 +
Refined and elegant, with silky tannins behind the mineral, macerated cherry and damson plum flavors. Quite creamy, revealing hints of paprika and hoisin sauce. The long, lush finish is filled with notes of cocoa powder and dust. Drink now through 2020. 10,100 cases made. —KM

Score 95 | Price $125
2010 95 $125
10
Château Léoville Las Cases St.-Julien 2011 +
This has some toast to shed, but retains a terrific core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Has a beautiful ripple of charcoal for texture, honest acidity for balance and a bolt of iron that keeps this firmly grounded. A brick-house Cabernet. Best from 2018 through 2030. 8,330 cases made. —JM

Score 95 | Price $165
2011 95 $165
11
Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2011 +
This stunning wine is deliciously rich and layered, with vibrant flavors of honeydew, honeysuckle, fig and mineral shaded by seductive toasty oak. The flavors build, displaying a deep measure of intensity and persistence. Drink now through 2024. 1,692 cases made. —JL

Score 95 | Price $60
2011 95 $60
12
Château Guiraud Sauternes 2011 +
A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note. Best from 2016 through 2035. 7,000 cases made. —JM

Score 97 | Price $50
2011 97 $50
13
Fonseca Vintage Port 2011 +
Massive, concentrated and powerful, this offers lush, heady flavors of dark plum, blackberry and cherry tart, with touches of anise. Shows plenty of grip as well, with a long, rich finish of dark chocolate, toffee and cream. Best from 2040 through 2060. 2,190 cases imported. —KM

Score 98 | Price $116
2011 98 $116
14
Fontodi Colli della Toscana Centrale Flaccianello 2011 +
Aromas and flavors of violet, black currant, raspberry and spice gain intensity as this red builds to its lengthy conclusion. Vibrant and harmonious, this needs some time to shed its well-proportioned tannins. Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2030. 4,000 cases made. —BS

Score 95 | Price $120
2011 95 $120
15
Bedrock The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley 2012 +
An exceptional red that recalls the hearty old California field blends with style. Exotic aromas of cracked pepper, smoky beef and blackberry lead to plum, Asian spice and licorice flavors, lingering toward briary tannins. A blend of Zinfandel, Carignane and 20 other field-blended varieties. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made. —TF

Score 95 | Price $42
2012 95 $42
16
Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2012 +
Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won’t quit. Drink now through 2022. 6,000 cases made. —HS

Score 95 | Price $69
2012 95 $69
17
Soter Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District Mineral Springs Ranch 2012 +
Vibrant, expressive and multi layered, offering black cherry, red plum, sassafras and dead leaf flavors on a long and silky frame. The tannins are submerged, allowing the gorgeous flavors to float through the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,500 cases made. —HS

Score 95 | Price $60
2012 95 $60
18
Château Doisy-Védrines Barsac 2011 +
Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish. Overwhelmingly pure in the end, with a finish that sails on and on. Best from 2016 through 2035. 3,500 cases made. —JM

Score 95 | Price $35 / 375ml
2011 95 $35 / 375ml
19
Luca Malbec Uco Valley 2012 +
Very suave and polished, with ripe, pure flavors of blackberry, hoisin sauce and black pepper. Finely textured, this is packed with tar and roasted plum notes, showing plenty of licorice snap and dark chocolate accents on the powerful finish. Best after 2020. 7,000 cases imported. —KM

Score 93 | Price $32
2012 93 $32
20
Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Ma Belle-Fille 2012 +
Captivating, sleek, elegant and graceful, this is rich without weight, offering a mix of ripe pear, fig, apricot and melon flavors, with subtle touches of nutmeg, hazelnut and toasted almond. For all its flavor and depth, this displays wonderful lift on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,080 cases made. —JL

Score 95 | Price $90
2012 95 $90
21
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 +
This enticing red offers floral, strawberry, raspberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Elegant and harmonious, showing no shortage of structure, this has fine complexity, with a lingering aftertaste of berry and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2025. 4,000 cases made. —BS

Score 93 | Price $29
2010 93 $29
22
Podere Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo 2011 +
Restrained, exhibiting black currant, cherry, cedar and sage aromas that pick up licorice, spice and mineral flavors. This is concentrated and focused, with a beam of acidity and an iron accent on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2024. 7,500 cases made. —BS

Score 93 | Price $35
2011 93 $35
23
St.-Cosme Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 +
Densely packed, with a core of baker’s chocolate, espresso, bay, licorice root, black currant preserves and steeped fig. A strong, almost rigid charcoal spine carries the finish, surrounded by ample flesh, lingering minerality and a smoldering feel. A backward, old-school version built for long cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030. 1,300 cases made. —JM

Score 96 | Price $59
2010 96 $59
24
Massolino Barolo 2009 +
A mix of cherry, cedar and tobacco flavors highlights this juicy, vibrant and almost racy red, with a layer of tannins sitting underneath the flavors. The elements come together on the long, savory aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2032. 3,165 cases made. —BS

Score 95 | Price $60
2009 95 $60
25
Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier Malbec Uco Valley Alfa Crux 2010 +
Plush and rich, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, porcino, baker’s chocolate and blackberry. This has a core of dried beef and Asian spice notes that linger on the powerfully creamy finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,250 cases made. —KM

Score 94 | Price $54
2010 94 $54
26
Emeritus Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hallberg Ranch 2011 +
Impressive, offering richness, vibrancy and subtle charm, marked by snappy blackberry, red berry, spice, sage and underbrush notes. Ends with a minerally edge that holds the flavors. Drink now through 2021. 11,100 cases made. —JL

Score 93 | Price $42
2011 93 $42
27
Quinta do Portal Douro Colheita 2011 +
Mocha, hot spice and chocolate notes fill this decadent red to the brim. Very long midpalate, with accents of slate and spice. Finishes with smoke, cream and cedar details. An exotic red from Portugal. Drink now through 2019. 8,160 cases made. —KM

Score 92 | Price $15
2011 92 $15
28
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011 +
Very sleek and refined despite the obvious heft, featuring steeped red and black currant fruit studded with bergamot, blood orange, sweet tobacco and alder notes. The long, racy finish has a lovely echo of singed mesquite. Best from 2015 through 2027. 10,000 cases made. —JM

Score 94 | Price $97
2011 94 $97
29
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2012 +
This is alluring, with gorgeous toasted spice and cherry confiture aromas, backed by silky red currant, damson plum and cherry fruit flavors. The long, spice- and iron-tinged finish is very suave. Drink now through 2018. 2,700 cases imported. —JM

Score 93 | Price $46
2012 93 $46
30
DuMOL Syrah Russian River Valley 2012 +
Pure, rich and layered, with dense, mocha-laced blackberry, black licorice, dill, anise and cedar notes. The flavors keep unraveling, ending with a long, sustained finish. Best from 2015 through 2028. 1,064 cases made. —JL

Score 94 | Price $55
2012 94 $55
31
Tommasi Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo 2011 +
Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple, with ample structure for support and a long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2015 through 2022. 3,000 cases imported. —BS

Score 92 | Price $18
2011 92 $18
32
Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 55% Slope 2009 +
Dark, rich and layered, with tiers of dense dark berry, graphite-crushed rock, cedar, mocha and brownie flavors, ending with dried herb and tobacco accents. The fruit density stands out. Drink now through 2024. 3,385 cases made. —JL

Score 93 | Price $45
2009 93 $45
33
Orin Swift Machete California 2012 +
Concentrated yet light-weight, fragrant and juicy, with aromas of toasted cumin, gingerbread and Earl Grey tea surrounding the core of wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors. The firm tannins stay in the background, allowing this to finish on the juicy side. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made. —MW

Score 93 | Price $48
2012 93 $48
34
La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005 +
This traditional red offers dried cherry, orange peel, tobacco and sanguine flavors in a silky texture, supported by light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Focused and fresh, with a juicy finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. —TM

Score 92 | Price $30
2005 92 $30
35
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2011 +
This fresh and vibrant red is tightly wound around fine tannins, offering a generous burst of currant and plum fruit, hinting at clove and pepper as the finish lingers harmoniously. Drink now through 2021. 5,244 cases made. —HS

Score 92 | Price $29
2011 92 $29
36
Marcassin Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Marcassin Vineyard 2009 +
Amazingly seductive, from the initial aromas of smoky, toasty, creamy vanilla–scented oak to the richer mix of wild berry and raspberry fruit. Lifts midpalate and soars from there, finishing with a pleasing tannic grip and a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,800 cases made. —JL

Score 97 | Price $125
2009 97 $125
37
Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà 2010 +
Bright, with cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors, this is backed by a firm yet integrated underlying structure. Beautifully poised for development, so hands off for now. Juicy and long, delivering a lingering aftertaste of cherry, spice and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2027. 1,420 cases made. —BS

Score 94 | Price $55
2010 94 $55
38
Aubert Chardonnay Russian River Valley Eastside 2012 +
Delicious from start to lingering finish, this is rich, broad and exotic, with tiers of complexity built around smoke, fig, apricot, citrus peel and bubble gum flavors. Features a silky smooth texture and just the right amount of tannins. Drink now. 825 cases made. —JL

Score 95 | Price $80
2012 95 $80
39
Oddero Barolo 2010 +
Lushly textured, this red cuts a rich swath of spicy plum and cherry flavors, with accents of leather and tobacco, until the beefy tannins corral all the elements on the finish. Balanced on the tannic side, this should find equilibrium with time. Best from 2018 through 2033. 3,000 cases made. —BS

Score 93 | Price $49
2010 93 $49
40
Loosen Bros. Riesling QbA Mosel Dr. L 2012 +
This succulent white is filled with plush red peach, cherry and white currant flavors that are supported by zesty acidity. Long and creamy on the finish, offering plenty of spicy overtones. This is impressive for the category. Drink now through 2016. 100,000 cases made. —KM

Score 91 | Price $12
2012 91 $12
41
Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2012 +
A graceful, seductive style, with an emphasis on bold yet subtle flavors, delivering a mix of poached pear, honeydew melon and creamy oak notes. Drink now through 2018. 100,000 cases made. —JL

Score 92 | Price $34
2012 92 $34
42
Lapostolle Clos Apalta Limited Release Colchagua Valley 2010 +
Big and rich, this red is filled with powerful flavors of blackberry, dark currant, black olive and dark chocolate that are built on an ironclad frame. Notes of cocoa powder and cream chime in as well, and the muscular finish lingers with hints of savory herb. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2022. 2,000 cases imported. —KM

Score 94 | Price $89
2010 94 $89
43
Charles Smith Riesling Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen 2013 +
Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now through 2020. 128,806 cases made. —HS

Score 91 | Price $12
2013 91 $12
44
Viña Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère Colchagua Valley 2011 +
This suave version shows refined, mineral-infused flavors of dark currant, plum and dried blackberry. Anise and cocoa powder notes provide added complexity. Drink now through 2020. 8,000 cases imported. —KM

Score 91 | Price $14
2011 91 $14
45
Tikal Patriota Mendoza 2012 +
A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases imported. —KM

Score 91 | Price $23
2012 91 $23
46
Turley Zinfandel California Juvenile 2012 +
Sleek, ripe and youthful, offering jammy raspberry aromas and flavors, with zesty notes of smoky spice and grilled anise. Drink now through 2019. 10,000 cases made. —TF

Score 91 | Price $20
2012 91 $20
47
Luce della Vite Toscana Luce 2011 +
Polished and complex, featuring ripe black cherry, plum, mint, vanilla, chocolate, leather and tobacco aromas and flavors. Dense and tannic, with concentrated sweet fruit for balance. Finishes long and harmonious. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2035. 1,600 cases imported. —BS

Score 95 | Price $105
2011 95 $105
48
Fincas Patagonicas Malbec Mendoza Zolo Reserve 2012 +
A deeply colored and robust red, with a core of lusciously spiced dark plum, blackberry and dark currant flavors that are long and pure. Medium-grained tannins and firm acidity lend this a muscular structure. The rich finish is filled with dark chocolate and Asian spice notes. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made. —KM

Score 91 | Price $19
2012 91 $19
49
Trimbach Riesling Alsace 2012 +
The piercing acidity and pronounced minerality weave a fine tapestry in this lovely Riesling, supporting flavors of white peach, slivered almond, lemon confit and oyster shell with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases imported. —AN

Score 91 | Price $25
2012 91 $25
50
Abadia Retuerta Viño de la Tierra de Castilla y León Sardon de Duero Selección Especial 2010 +
This red shows a smooth texture that masks the firm structure, with well-integrated tannins and bright acidity supporting focused flavors of cherry, berry, mineral and loam. Balanced, graceful and deep. Tempranillo, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 37,000 cases made. —TM

Score 92 | Price $35
2010 92 $35
51
Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate 2010 +
Rose, peony, cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors are the main themes in this detailed red. Accents of tobacco and leather add depth, keeping this impeccably balanced and harmonious. The finish is long and echoes with notes of fruit, flowers and mineral. Best from 2017 through 2035. 700 cases made. —BS

Score 97 | Price $129
2010 97 $129
52
Herman Story Grenache California On the Road 2011 +
A robust style, brimming with rich, juicy blackberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors. This is intense and vibrant, featuring a dense core of fruit complemented by black licorice, cedar and spice notes. Drink now through 2022. 682 cases made. —JL

Score 93 | Price $42
2011 93 $42
53
Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola 2012 +
Fresh and inviting, with cherry and raspberry notes at the core, showing cinnamon and hibiscus hints around the edges. The flavors float easily into the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019. 12,000 cases made. —HS

Score 91 | Price $25
2012 91 $25
54
Mumm Napa Brut Napa Valley Prestige NV +
Packs in a lot of complexity, with aromas of apple, fresh ginger and rubber that lead to crisp and layered flavors of raspberry and spice. Drink now. 173,000 cases made. —TF

Score 91 | Price $22
NV 91 $22
55
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley El Caballero 2011 +
Firm and well-focused, with zesty red plum and wild berry flavors, supported by crisp acidity and chewy tannins. Green herb and spice notes appear on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases imported. —KM

Score 90 | Price $12
2011 90 $12
56
João Portugal Ramos Alentejo Ramos Reserva 2012 +
Black olive, dark currant and dried plum flavors give this red plenty of power and lift. Quite minerally as well, featuring an intense and balanced finish that lingers with fig paste and raspberry ganache elements. Drink now through 2020. 41,800 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $13
2012 90 $13
57
Viña Bisquertt Syrah Colchagua Valley La Joya Gran Reserva 2012 +
Open-knit, creamy and lush-tasting, with spiced cherry, dark plum and boysenberry flavors that ooze with rich, spicy notes. Fig and chocolate mousse details flood the finish. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases imported. —KM

Score 90 | Price $13
2012 90 $13
58
TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010 +
A rich version, dense and plush on the palate, offering distinctive black licorice and wild berry aromas. Well-built and deftly balanced, this gains depth, holding a tight focus on the long, vibrant finish. The tannins are ripe and firm, giving the flavors traction. Drink now through 2023. 1,250 cases made. —JL

Score 93 | Price $112
2010 93 $112
59
Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Barossa 2011 +
This red is supple, expressive and appealing, with pure blueberry and plum fruit, shading the finish with loamy earth and sweet spice hints. Shows presence and length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 15,000 cases imported. —HS

Score 90 | Price $15
2011 90 $15
60
St.-Urbans-Hof Riesling QbA Mosel Old Vines 2012 +
This version is richly spiced and filled with luscious flavors of glazed apricot, ripe melon and peach cobbler. Shows minerally notes, offering a finish of golden raisin and nutmeg. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $16
2012 90 $16
61
De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Legado Reserva 2011 +
This complex red unfurls with a lithe minerality, flanking the red berry, plum and dark cherry flavors. Notes of cedar and cigar provide richness. Offers a crisp texture, with a firm finish that lingers with slate and dark chocolate details. Drink now through 2019. 8,000 cases made. —KM

Score 92 | Price $17
2011 92 $17
62
Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Viña Cumbrero Crianza 2010 +
The polished texture carries crisp flavors of tart cherry, fresh herb, anise and mineral, supported by light, firm tannins and lively acidity. Graceful, with balanced fruity and savory notes that give way to a spicy, floral finish. Drink now through 2022. 103,700 cases made. —TM

Score 90 | Price $10
2010 90 $10
63
Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2013 +
Very solid, with a crunchy feel along the edges and pure white peach, flint and honeysuckle notes racing along. Drink now. 4,000 cases imported. —JM

Score 90 | Price $15
2013 90 $15
64
Cune Rioja White Monopole 2013 +
This focused white shows bright, juicy flavors of white peach and Meyer lemon, with herbal and mineral accents. The texture is quite rich, but crisp, citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2017. 4,000 cases imported. —TM

Score 90 | Price $15
2013 90 $15
65
Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2011 +
A dark and inky red, featuring violet, black currant, cedar, sandalwood and iron aromas and flavors. Nonetheless, this comes across as elegant, even as the tannins prove formidable on the finish. A terrific young wine in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2035. 2,200 cases imported. —BS

Score 96 | Price $240
2011 96 $240
66
Fowles Shiraz Victoria Are You Game? 2012 +
Vivid, peppery and appealing, with cherry and blueberry fruit, revealing black pepper overtones and a polished texture. Lingers easily on the refined finish. Lively and graceful. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made. —HS

Score 91 | Price $17
2012 91 $17
67
Tohu Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2013 +
Offers a succulent mix of citrus and tropical fruit, with Meyer lemon, passion fruit and lemon verbena notes accented by a distinct sea salt hint. Generous and refreshing, with a long, persistent finish. Drink now. 16,000 cases made. —MW

Score 90 | Price $13
2013 90 $13
68
Godelia Mencía Bierzo 2010 +
Focused yet expressive, this balanced red offers cherry, boysenberry and currant fruit, with accents of toast, licorice and mineral. The flavors build through the long and spicy finish. Drink now through 2020. 6,660 cases made. —TM

Score 92 | Price $21
2010 92 $21
69
Feudo di Santa Croce Primitivo di Manduria LXXIV 2010 +
A burly, brambly red, underscored by tarry smoke and underbrush notes, offering flavors of blackberry coulis, herb-marinated black olive, grilled mushroom and ground spice. This shows muscle that recommends it to short-term cellaring, made accessible by integration and balance. Drink now through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,000 cases made. —AN

Score 91 | Price $22
2010 91 $22
70
D. Kourtakis Assyrtiko Santorini Greek Wine Cellars 2012 +
A broad and lush-tasting white from Greece, with plenty of rich, spicy notes to the pear tart, melon and baked apple flavors, gliding smoothly across the palate. The long finish echoes with mango, ripe citrus and buttery details. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $13
2012 90 $13
71
Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella’s Vineyard 2012 +
Alluring, offering a mix of supple, graceful plum and blackberry flavors, with pretty floral scents. This is a delightfully harmonious and elegant offering, presenting deep, rich flavors and solid length and persistence. Drink now through 2022. 563 cases made. —JL

Score 93 | Price $52
2012 93 $52
72
Château Lilian Ladouys St.-Estèphe 2011 +
This is generous and forward for a St.-Estèphe, with plum and kirsch notes lined with hints of blood orange and red licorice. Shows a juicy feel through the finish, balanced by honest grip. A modern rendition that maintains a tug of terroir. Drink now through 2019. 22,500 cases made. —JM

Score 90 | Price $19
2011 90 $19
73
Gérard Bertrand Syrah-Grenache Languedoc 2011 +
A ripe aroma leads to rich, concentrated dark plum, kirsch and dried blueberry flavors, with a succulent spiciness. The finish shows touches of smoke, alongside notes of chocolate. Drink now through 2017. 18,000 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $19
2011 90 $19
74
di Majo Norante Molise Ramitello 2011 +
The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 8,500 cases made. —AN

Score 90 | Price $18
2011 90 $18
75
Disznókó´ Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2006 +
Intense and elegant at once, this is smooth, harmonious and vibrant. The citrus pâte de fruit, apple and lemon candy flavors are long and permeating. Terrific focus. Drink now through 2018. 2,144 cases made. —BS

Score 94 | Price $49 / 500ml
2006 94 $49 / 500ml
76
Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2012 +
A bright, flashy version, featuring black currant and blackberry fruit that shows notes of vanilla and spice. The oak adds tannins, lending this a tight feel on the otherwise fine finish. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2020. 5,000 cases made. —BS

Score 90 | Price $17
2012 90 $17
77
E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis 2010 +
Rock-solid, offering dark currant and blackberry paste flavors that race along, thanks to well-embedded graphite and charcoal notes. The finish lets warm fruitcake, plum skin and singed juniper details fill in, with plenty of grip. Mouthwatering acidity and a long echo of sweet tapenade keep this racy and defined. Best from 2015 through 2035. 2,200 cases made. —JM

Score 97 | Price $206
2010 97 $206
78
Acrobat Pinot Noir Oregon 2012 +
The crisp tannins and sleek structure give the up-front blackberry, currant and floral spice flavors good lift, coming together smoothly on the persistent finish. Drink now through 2016. 38,000 cases made. —HS

Score 90 | Price $20
2012 90 $20
79
Marqués de Griñon Cabernet Sauvignon Dominio de Valdepusa 2010 +
This dense and harmonious red delivers plum, tobacco, cedar and mineral flavors that mingle over muscular but polished tannins. A bit reticent, but balanced and deep. Drink now through 2025. 3,000 cases made. —TM

Score 93 | Price $40
2010 93 $40
80
Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Quadrio 2010 +
Rich, with a base note of tarry smoke, this remains elegant and medium-bodied overall, showing mouthwatering acidity and fine integration. Dried mint and thyme aromatics lace the dried strawberry and cherry fruit, offset with star anise and beef bouillon details. Offers a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,300 cases imported. —AN

Score 90 | Price $20
2010 90 $20
81
Domaine de Triennes Vin de Pays du Var St.-Auguste 2010 +
A dark, smoky version, with mulled plum and blackberry paste notes liberally lined with charcoal, dark olive and bay leaf flavors. Features a rugged feel through the toasty finish. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 1,125 cases made. —JM

Score 90 | Price $20
2010 90 $20
82
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2011 +
Dark and muscular, with layers of fig, blackberry and black currant paste offset by espresso, bittersweet cocoa and smoldering tobacco notes. Fleshy and dense on the finish, but well-defined, with a backdrop of singed cedar and bay leaf. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases imported. —JM

Score 91 | Price $25
2011 91 $25
83
Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013 +
Opens up with lemon verbena, citrus and melon notes that are round and juicy, balanced with sophisticated details of honeysuckle and grapefruit zest. This finishes with a crescendo of flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now. 9,700 cases made. —MW

Score 90 | Price $24
2013 90 $24
84
Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005 +
Bold and rich, this red fills the palate with blackberry, plum sauce, soy, chocolate and spice flavors. Broad and deep, in a modern style, with plenty of oak and enough backbone to stay focused. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 750 cases imported. —TM

Score 94 | Price $89
2005 94 $89
85
Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Marina Cveti S. Martino Rosso 2010 +
A fresh, harmonious red, offering a subtle range of flavors, with rich notes of smoky mineral, crushed blackberry, olive tapenade, grilled herb and ground anise. Fine-grained tannins emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases imported. —AN

Score 91 | Price $25
2010 91 $25
86
Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Huntington 2012 +
Notably floral and spicy, with firm tannins amid the dark berry, mocha, roasted herb and fresh-turned earth flavors. This is complex, dense and persistent, gaining depth and length. Drink now through 2022. 9,218 cases made. —JL

Score 90 | Price $23
2012 90 $23
87
Firriato Sicilia Santagostino Baglio Soria Red 2011 +
Aromas and flavors of bacon fat and mesquite smoke mix with ripe black cherry, licorice snap, mocha and mint in this expressive red, with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity. Elegant through to the aromatic, coffee-tinged finish. Nero d’Avola and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 70,000 cases made. —AN

Score 91 | Price $23
2011 91 $23
88
Christian Moreau Père & Fils Chablis 2012 +
Rich, with fine cut framing the apple, lemon and melon flavors. A chalky intensity leaves a puckering sensation, but the mineral element lingers. Give this time to settle down. Best from 2016 through 2024. 2,126 cases imported. —BS

Score 91 | Price $31
2012 91 $31
89
Carol Shelton Zinfandel Mendocino County Wild Thing Old Vine 2011 +
Vibrant and zesty, offering smoky cherry aromas and complex briary raspberry, underbrush and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2017. 3,500 cases made. —TF

Score 90 | Price $19
2011 90 $19
90
Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen 2012 +
This features a supple texture, with flavors of ripe pineapple and apple tart accented by a rich creaminess. Ginger snap and white chocolate details show on the airy, elegant finish. Drink now through 2017. 17,000 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $14
2012 90 $14
91
Domaine La Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure 2012 +
Concentrated but remarkably refined, this features a large core of raspberry, red currant and black cherry fruit that is pure, silky and beautifully defined. Hints of shiso leaf, iron and black tea line the finish, which has serious length thanks to finely beaded acidity. A deft marriage of power and grace. Best from 2015 through 2030. 1,900 cases made. —JM

Score 95 | Price $78
2012 95 $78
92
Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Incanto 2010 +
Rich and rangy, this black cherry–, plum-, tar- and spice-infused red is backed by a base of beefy tannins. Balanced overall, with a long finish of earth and spice. Best from 2016 through 2027. 22,000 cases made. —BS

Score 90 | Price $15
2010 90 $15
93
Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee 2012 +
A rich red, showing good power to the mineral-infused dried blackberry, dark plum and currant flavors. Engaging dried herbal notes emerge on the focused finish. Kosher. Drink now through 2017. 14,000 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $17
2012 90 $17
94
Château Lamartine Cahors 2011 +
There’s a ripe plushness to the dried blackberry, fig and tobacco flavors that lengthen out on the spice-infused midpalate. Baker’s chocolate, cream and vanilla notes power the finish. Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. 4,500 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $19
2011 90 $19
95
Antonio Barbadillo Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda Solear NV +
Very high-pitched, with bright chalk, chamomile, salt and lemon seed notes. The vigorous finish has serious cut. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —JM

Score 90 | Price $15
NV 90 $15
96
Domaine Gerovassiliou Epanomi White 2013 +
A vibrant white, with piercing acidity to the crunchy apple, pear and quince flavors, featuring loads of scallion and green herbal notes. Dried tarragon and creamy accents linger on the complex finish. Malagousia and Assyrtiko. Drink now through 2018. 8,333 cases made. —KM

Score 90 | Price $22
2013 90 $22
97
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna 2012 +
Fresh and elegant, with a core of ripe crushed cherry and wild strawberry fruit. The chewy tannins impart supple structure and weight, while hints of ground anise, dried thyme and smoky mineral add complexity and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 7,500 cases made. —AN

Score 90 | Price $22
2012 90 $22
98
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Victoria 2012 +
Vibrant, expressive and distinctive, with citrus and mineral overtones around a core of blueberry and spice, lingering on the taut finish. Best from 2016 through 2020. 5,000 cases made. —HS

Score 90 | Price $19
2012 90 $19
99
Loimer Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal 2012 +
A bright, crisp white, with savory hints to the laserlike flavors of Fuji apple, Meyer lemon and melon. Long and richly spiced midpalate, presenting hints of ginger and kiwifruit on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 5,416 cases made. —KM

Score 91 | Price $22
2012 91 $22
100
Saint Clair Pinot Noir Marlborough Pioneer Block 16 Awatere 2012 +
This offers a good mix of fresh, ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, with details of forest floor, black tea, cigar box and nutmeg, finishing with nuances of warm baking spices and a touch of firmness. Drink now through 2025. 1,000 cases made. —MW

Score 92 | Price $31
2012 92 $31
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