2013 Wine Spectator Top 100 under $20- the bargains.

2001_CVNE_GranReserveThis is the short list of wines, from the annual Wine Spectator Top 100 List, that are under $20.

Last years list contained 27 wines under $20, this years, only 16.

You know the drill…

Ranking/wine/price. Red wines are colored red. If I have tried the wine, and would recommend purchasing, it is TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

 #100- Badia a Coltibuono Toscana Cancelli- $10 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#69- Boutari Naoussa-$18

#68- Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard- $15 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#56- Robert Eymael (Mönchhof) Riesling QbA Mosel- $17

#55- A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon- $18 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#53-Domäne Wachau Riesling Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen- $13

#52- Paringa Shiraz South Australia- $11

#51- Charles Smith Riesling Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen- $12 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#43- Godelia Godello Bierzo Selección- $14

#41-Red Heads Studio Shiraz McLaren Vale Barrel Monkeys

#39- Viña Herminia Rioja Excelsus- $18

#36- Bodega Norton Malbec Mendoza Reserva- $20 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#35- Château du Retout Haut-Médoc- $18

#34- Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Inspiración Selección- $20

#33- Ravines Riesling Finger Lakes Dry- $17 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.

#32- Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla Jerez La Gitana- $19

 

The #1 wine of the year (2004 Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva) at $63  is no bargain. However I discovered the 2001 vintage (pictured above)- which is probably drinking better right now, for under $40! Score. TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED. 

Please let me know if you have tried any of these and give your opinion.

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)…
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