When is Top 10 Being Released????

They're out there already. Just have to click on them.

I used to get excited and use it as a buying guide. Now that I've developed my own tastes I still look for it but don't do much with it other than see if there's anything I missed or if any of my favorites made the list, becuase they usually get scarce and/or marked up after they do.
I’m in a training today and I’ve already presented so now I’m in the back of the room catching up on some stuff so I checked out the list for fun.

10. Achaval-Ferrer Finca Bella Vista 2010. I have not had this vintage, but I have enjoyed this wine in the past and I think it’s a good addition to the list. I would buy these wines every year if the price were lower. At the current price tag, I just like other stuff more.

9. Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona BdM 2007. Again, have not had this vintage but I do really enjoy this wine and happy to see it on the list. Like that they picked a Brunello that’s made in a more traditional style.

8. Beringer Cab Knights Valley Reserve 2009 – Never had it so no comment.

7. Shea Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009 – Never had it so no comment.

6. Leoville Barton 2009 – While never a wine that truly blows me away, it’s always solid and a classic example of good quality Bordeaux in most vintages. Not sure what they sell for now, but they used to be great values as well. Also glad they went with a more old school producer than some new world example of Bordeaux.
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The most entertaining thing about the top 10 is seeing how fast the number one wine shows up in the buying and selling section at a 300%+ mark-up.


Hah!!! Last year, a place up in Brea (Two Forty South) had the '09 Kosta Browne "Sonoma" for around $75 per (3 oz.) pour on the Enomatic machine...great deal! LOL
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I don't follow this at all, but I'll be surprised if the Rhone doesn't dominate the top 100.

Then you should be half surprised already, none made Top 6-10. But there is a still good chance Vieux Telegraphe la Crau, and Donjon might have a shot at the crown. I might have to stock up a few before the price goes berserk.
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
I dont usually see my favorite Cdp producer Pegau make the top ten but with Parker giving the 2009 98+ and the 2010 Reservee 99 pts maybe winespectator will give them some love.


I'm not sure why you'd want them to, unless you want to pay more for it.

PH
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Originally posted by billhike:
Even though there was a St. Cosme Gigondas in the top 10 last year, I wouldn't be shocked if one of them landed a 1-5 spot in this year's list. Huge scores for the whole lineup. I have some of them on order.


Landed at #2
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Originally posted by billhike:
Even though there was a St. Cosme Gigondas in the top 10 last year, I wouldn't be shocked if one of them landed a 1-5 spot in this year's list. Huge scores for the whole lineup. I have some of them on order.

How did you know, you shameless, point-chasing whore? Razz
I don't think #1 is out for a few days. I'm not sure, but I think this is a conjectured numero uno.

Don't get me wrong. I like Seghesio zins, I just don't think it would out perform others for WOTY in a blind tasting (based on quality, price, production or other things taken into consideration for this distiction).

Tell you what PH: make a trip to Toronto and we can have a wine or two and discuss this in person. Might even have a zin or two with some northern Rhones and Bordeaux thrown in for good measure. Cool
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
I just took my first look on the WS site and the #1 wine isn't showing. Confused Where did you all see this Zin listed.

And fwiw, I'm thrilled that a Zin is #1. Banana

PH



Im hoping its a Shiraz...but a Zin wouldnt make me sad either PH... Smile
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
I don't think #1 is out for a few days. I'm not sure, but I think this is a conjectured numero uno.

Ah.....from the tone of the posts I thought it was a fait accompli....

Don't get me wrong. I like Seghesio zins....

The last Zin I had was from Seghesio, and it was good. I was eating ribs with BBQ sauce at the time, though. I have a soft spot for Zinfandel, as it was probably my "gateway" red varietal years ago. A soft spot and a preference are two vastly different things at this stage of my life.

Tell you what PH: make a trip to Toronto and we can have a wine or two and discuss this in person. Might even have a zin or two with some northern Rhones and Bordeaux thrown in for good measure. Cool

I really do need to get to Toronto soon. It seems my north of the border excursions have taken me further east these past few trips. When we see each other next, I'm thinking that you don't need to pull out any Zinfandels unless you're really in the mood. Wink I will be unable to reciprocate anyway, as I have exactly zero in my cellar! Now, as far as Rhone and BDX...... Winner


PH
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Originally posted by GoBlue2002:
None of the #2-6 wines are US wines, and I just can't see a US publication not putting a US wine in the top 5 (last time they did was 2008). So I'm guessing it will be a US wine, perhaps Shafer Relentless - showing some love to Rhone Rangers.


Wow.
Glad to see Shafer get the #1 spot. Not a wine I’m interested at all so I don’t have to worry about a wine I do like getting priced up!

I thought the overall list has better wines to my taste than in previous years, but besides highlighted that Malbec can do really great things at the high-end, I don’t see a lot of “x-factor” type wines on the list. I guess a Rhone Ranger as #1 might be news to the general public, but Shafer is not exactly an undiscovered producer.

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