Reply to "Your 2018 WOTY and Top 10"

As with every year, so many WS friends opened so many stunning bottles that I'd be hard pressed to remember them all. I'd need to review the photographic evidence, but even that would be incomplete.

As for bottles I opened this year, here are my top ten based on the scores I gave them in CT:

1. 2002 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut
2. 1997 Gaja Laghe Nebbiolo Sperss
3. 1981 Diamond Creek Cab Sauv Volcanic Hill
4. 2002 Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
5. 1994 R Lopez de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Vina Tondonia
6. 2011 M Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Le Meal
7. 2002 Detert Family Vineyard Cab Sauv Oakville
8. NV Jacques Selosse Initial
9. 1987 Dunn Vineyards Cab Sauv Howell Mountain
10. 1993 Dunn Vineyards Cab Sauv Howell Mountain