Top 100 VALUE wines of 2012

It’s that time of year…Wine Spectator recently released their list of the Top 100 wines of 2012.

Due to personal preferences I can’t tell you whether you will really love all of the wines on the list or not. However, if it is under $20, (I also include exactly $20) and makes this list, it probably is a solid value.

Last years list only contained 12 wines under $20- this years has 27. Also, I am noticing a large number of wines coming from South America.

Hint: just because they might not have made this years list- the 2011 list are still good wines to try!

Here are the VALUES (ranking/Score/Price)…

Red wines in Red:

#100 90 $20 Donnachiara Aglianico Irpinia 2008- TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED

#95 90 $20 Veramonte Primus The Blend Colchagua Valley 2009

#90 90 $15 Skouras Moscofilero Péloponnèse 2011

#87 90 $18 Concha y Toro Chardonnay Limarí Valley Marqués de Casa Concha 2010

#82 90 $16 Emilio Lustau Amontillado Jerez Dry Los Arcos Solera Reserva NV- Sherry

#73 90 $15 Bodegas Valdemar Rioja White Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria 2011

#66 90 $12 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2011

#64 90 $17 Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine 2011

#62 91 $19 Viña Ninquén Syrah Colchagua Valley Antu 2009- TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED

#56 91 $18 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley Dry 2011

#55 91 $17 Jean Perrier & Fils Savoie Apremont Cuvée Gastronomie 2011

#54 90 $16 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa La Atalaya 2009

#53 92 $20 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011

#52 90 $14 Cavit Vigneti delle Dolomiti Red Alta Luna Phases 2009

#51 90 $18 Bodega Norton Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2010- TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED

#47 90 $15 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Orme 2009

#46 90 $13 Roberto Anselmi Veneto White San Vincenzo 2010

#45 90 $12 Georges Vigouroux Malbec Cahors Pigmentum 2010

#43 91 $18 Château de la Greffière Mâcon-La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes 2010- TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED Chardonnay

#42 90 $11 Charles & Charles Rosé Columbia Valley 2011

#41 90 $9 Folonari Chianti 2010- TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED & UNDER $10

#39 92 $20 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Alsace Les Princes Abbés 2010

#38 90 $13 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon- Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2010

#36 93 $17 Domaine de l’Olivette Bandol 2008

#35 92 $18 Romero & Miller Rioja Rentas de Fincas Reserva 2005

#33 91 $12 Can Blau Montsant Blau 2009

#30 92 $20 Schild Shiraz Barossa 2010

Stock up for the holidays. Please let me know if you recommend any of these…

 

 

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