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Originally posted by markjahnke:
Can someone cut and past the Top 100 in here? I'm still blocked at work. Frown

Curious to see if I bought more in the Top 100 this year than last.

Thanks in advance!

-mJ


I scanned it:

1 98 $80 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005
2 95 $35 Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Santa Cruz Mountain Estate 2005
3 95 $49 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005
4 95 $79 Antinori Toscana Tignanello 2004
5 95 $60 Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2005
6 95 $90 Château Léoville Las Cases St.-Julien 2004
7 97 $150 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2004
8 95 $80 Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love 2006
9 95 $125 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2004
10 99 $250 Krug Brut Champagne 1996
11 95 $88 Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre Muga 2004
12 96 $70 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2004
13 100 $175 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva 2001
14 97 $45 Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Mosel-SaarRuwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2005
15 95 $40 Sbragia Family Chardonnay Napa Valley Gamble Ranch Vineyard 2004
16 93 $25 Schild Shiraz Barossa 2005
17 93 $35 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley 2005
18 96 $48 Bodegas LAN Rioja Edición Limitada 2004
19 97 $62 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Kanzler Vineyard 2005
20 94 $52 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneufdu-Pape La Crau 2004
21 97 $65 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang 2005
22 93 $35 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago 2005
23 93 $45 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza Alta 2004
24 94 $40 John Duval Entity Barossa Valley 2005
25 94 $40 Argyle Extended Tirage Willamette Valley 1997
26 97 $100 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Riserva 2001
27 93 $46 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature 2004
28 95 $100 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2004
29 92 $17 Mount Eden Chardonnay Edna Valley WolffVineyard 2004
30 92 $25 Viña Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha Apalta Vineyard 2005
31 93 $34 Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Crianza 2004
32 93 $35 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005
33 95 $55 François Villard Condrieu DePoncins 2005
34 93 $48 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac2004
35 91 $13 Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc Sonoma County 2005
36 91 $15 Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006
37 92 $19 Navarro Zinfandel Mendocino 2004
38 92 $19 Quinta do Infantado Douro Reserva 2003
39 92 $32 Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2005
40 92 $27 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2005
41 93 $30 Four Vines Petite Sirah Paso Robles The Heretic 2004
42 91 $14 Freie Weingärtner Wachau Riesling Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen Domäne Wachau 2005
43 92 $28 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2005
44 93 $40 Rubicon Estate Zinfandel Rutherford Edizione Pennino 2004
45 92 $22 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Mendoza Viña Hormigas Reserva 2005
46 92 $30 Rafael Palacios Valdeorras As Sortes Val do Bibei 2005
47 93 $35 S.A. Huët Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg 2005
48 91 $16 Heath Wines Riesling Clare Valley Southern Sisters Reserve 2006
49 91 $19 Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Medalla Real Special Reserve 2004
50 93 $39 Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia 2005
51 92 $28 W.H. Smith Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2005
52 92 $32 JC Cellars The Impostor California 2005
53 95 $47 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua 2004
54 91 $18 Ataraxia Mountain Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2006
55 91 $19 Casa di Terra Bolgheri Moreccio 2005
56 91 $22 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva 2004
57 91 $22 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Shotfire 2006
58 94 $74 Alban Syrah Edna Valley Alban Estate Reva 2005
59 95 $85 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2003
60 91 $22 Rosemount GSM McLaren Vale 2003
61 91 $22 Belle Vallée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2005
62 91 $22 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques 2005
63 95 $100 Fontodi Colli della Toscana Centrale Flaccianello 2004
64 91 $19 Quinta do Vale Meão Douro Meandro 2005
65 91 $22 Terredora Greco di Tufo Loggia della Serra 2005
66 92 $35 Schramsberg Brut Blanc de Noirs NapaMendocino-Sonoma Counties 2003
67 92 $25 Bodega y Viñedos Castro Ventosa Bierzo El Castro de Valtuille 2004
68 91 $23 Montus Bouscassé Madiran Château Montus 2003
69 91 $24 Owen Roe Syrah Columbia Valley Ex Umbris 2005
70 92 $36 DeLille D2 Columbia Valley 2004
71 90 $11 Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Grand Estates 2004
72 90 $11 Yellow Tail Shiraz South Eastern Australia The Reserve 2005
73 90 $14 Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006
74 90 $13 Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte Briccotondo 2006
75 90 $12 La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco di ConeglianoValdobbiadene NV
76 92 $28 Prager Riesling Federspiel Trocken Wachau Weissenkirchen Steinriegl 2005
77 91 $35 Heidsieck Monopole Brut Champagne Blue Top NV
78 93 $50 Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes 2004
79 92 $45 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2005
80 92 $39 Agly Brothers Côtes du Roussi llon 2003
81 95 $78 Sadie Family Columella Swartland 2005
82 92 $48 Loring Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Clos Pepe Vineyard 2005
83 91 $20 Château Pipeau St.-Emilion 2004
84 90 $16 d’Arenberg Viognier-Marsanne McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab 2006
85 90 $17 Domaines Schlumberger Riesling AlsaceLes Princes Abbés 2005
86 90 $11 Emery Athiri Rhodes Rhodos 2005
87 91 $20 Robert Eymael (Mönchhof) Riesling Kabinet Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Ürziger Würzgarten 2005
88 92 $48 Louis Latour Volnay En Chevret 2005
89 90 $18 Jean-Louis Chave Sélection Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur 2005
90 90 $12 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2005
91 90 $20 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County 2005
92 90 $14 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2006
93 90 $16 Domaine Sapa Valley 2004igalas Asirtiko-Athiri Santorini 2005
94 90 $17 Bodegas Godeval Valdeorras Viña Godeval 2006
95 90 $20 Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo Pétalos 2005
96 90 $25 William Fèvre Chablis Domaine 2004
97 91 $22 Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras Les Christins 2005
98 91 $30 Travaglini Gattinara 2003
99 91 $30 Erath Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate Selection 2005
100 92 $70 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004
quote:
Originally posted by markjahnke:
Can someone cut and past the Top 100 in here? I'm still blocked at work. Frown

Curious to see if I bought more in the Top 100 this year than last.

Thanks in advance!

-mJ


Mark,

I'm not sure the top 100 is supposed to be published yet, except to subscribers.

Check your e-mail.
I tried it a few months ago when it was on sale for 7 bucks. It had really good color and a lot of blackberry and spice, but lacked the tannins I'd expect from a younger shiraz. After swirling it around in the glass for a while it was an easy drinker if just a little sweet. It did however seem a little foreward and simple to get 90 points but I'm far from an expert and for the price it might be a cheap crowd pleaser for people you don't want to break out the good stuff for, like co-workers you don't really like at holiday parties or Thanksgiving with idiot relatives and such.
ytr shiraz is one of my dads recent favorites, told him to call his shop and put aside a few cases for him in case prices/demand rises.
While it was not my cup of tea it is a good drink for the price, pairs well with chicken and fish as per my dad.
I had a 1/4 glass and then move to a napanook I had given to him a few months earlier for a gift (that’s my m.o.). Found the wine a little thin, sweet and without finish. Tasted heavy on fruits have had better kosher wines than this bottle.
YTR, where reserve or superduper reserve is a poor wine and does not deserve to even be on the 100 list. There are soooo many other wines that could have been included and were not. And that is truly disappointing. Confused

Not to imply a correlation but does the company that makes YT advertise in the print version of WS?
Let's do a blind tasting --

We'll get a bottle of Mollydooker Boxer, the Marquis Phillips Shiraz, and a low-end d'Arenberg and a low-end Penfolds shiraz. Maybe throw in another highly-regarded cheapie like Wishing Tree, Henry's Drive Pillar Box, or Woop Woop. We pour them with the Yellow-Tail Reserve. We'll decant and let them all sit for two hours before we taste.

I bet none of you yahoos could pick out the Yellow Tail.

You know -- there's nothing WRONG with not hating a mass-produced grocery store wine. You will not lose your wine-snob membership card.
By the way -- Wine Spectator picked the "regular" shiraz as "wine of the week" a while back, and it caused quite a firestorm over on eBob. Robert Parker chimed in, and he said:

Before all of the anti-Wine Spectator whining starts again,maybe some of you should actually taste the wine...sure it has some sweetness,but give some credit to the millions of consumers who simply want a fruity,clean,gulpable wine.
Ha!

All I hear when talking to American drinkers is Yellow Tail this and Yellow Tail that and it's either the last great saviour of cheap wine or pigswill depending on who you talk to.

Im coming to Florida on Friday and I have to buy 1 bottle of Yellow Tail just to see what all this fuss is about!

Is it wrong that I'm excited?
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Originally posted by Golf&Pinot Nut:
Let's do a blind tasting --

We'll get a bottle of Mollydooker Boxer, the Marquis Phillips Shiraz, and a low-end d'Arenberg and a low-end Penfolds shiraz. Maybe throw in another highly-regarded cheapie like Wishing Tree, Henry's Drive Pillar Box, or Woop Woop. We pour them with the Yellow-Tail Reserve. We'll decant and let them all sit for two hours before we taste.

I bet none of you yahoos could pick out the Yellow Tail.



Probably not. I've had Pillar Box and Wishing Tree and was underwhelmed. These are grape juice for people who really don't like wine but want to say they do.
Its just interesting that I have not heard anyone that has tried the wine, say its a 90 pointer, ever.

Don't get me wrong, I like high production with high score and low cost. For example, the 1996 Rosemount Black Diamond Shiraz. I think they produced about 1 million cases and scored 91. It was quite enjoyable and even aged a few years. To me they deserve much credit as I would think it would be harder to produce 1 million cases of 91 point wine versus 1000 cases of 94 point wine.
Isnt this wine suppose to be good for the next several years? I thought thats what i read in the tasting report? If thats the case then why wouldnt a 10$ wine, rated 90, with a chance to age be worth tucking a few away? For the record I have had it and thought it was quite good but my palate is not experienced like most of you.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
For the record I have had it and thought it was quite good but my palate is not experienced like most of you.


If you like it, good. Don't let folks brow beat you into thinking that a wine you like sucks. I like DiMajo Norante Sangiovese, Pillar Box Red and Columbia Crest Merlot. These wines are close to bottom-feeders in the fine wine food chain. Trust your palate.
quote:
Originally posted by Golf&Pinot Nut:
Let's do a blind tasting --

We'll get a bottle of Mollydooker Boxer, the Marquis Phillips Shiraz, and a low-end d'Arenberg and a low-end Penfolds shiraz. Maybe throw in another highly-regarded cheapie like Wishing Tree, Henry's Drive Pillar Box, or Woop Woop. We pour them with the Yellow-Tail Reserve. We'll decant and let them all sit for two hours before we taste.

I bet none of you yahoos could pick out the Yellow Tail.

You know -- there's nothing WRONG with not hating a mass-produced grocery store wine. You will not lose your wine-snob membership card.


Golf&Pinot Nut ----- Excellent comments, GPN!

Four months ago when Forums member highdesertwine was visiting, we had our quarterly offline blind tasting and I added the Yellow Tail, but I didn't tell the group that the Yellow Tail was included. Well, that Yellow Tail had a fantastic showing, and we had some excellent wines in that group including 1986 Leoville Las Cases and several excellent Cali Cabs. All bottles were foil wrapped and only I knew the Yellow Tail was one of the wines, and still, I couldn't identfy the Yellow Tail for sure! However, it is a 90 pointer and blends in at a tasting very nicely! Eek

I don't cellar Yellow Tail, but it can be a very nice QPR, and I personally know 13 "yahoos" who missed it.
I was going to go pick one up to try but apparently they don't sell this at the LCBO. What a shame... Frown Does the most recent vintage of the normale drink as nicely as the reserve? (Now that the CDN dollar is close to par with US the regular bottling still sells for more than the listed release price for the reserve in the US.)
What about two buck chuck? I'm sure it offers the Best QPR around but it conspicuously did not make the top 100.

The point I'm trying to make is that while YTR might be a nice wine, that are many more wines much more deserving to be on that list at number 72 than YTR.
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Originally posted by mimik:
What about two buck chuck? I'm sure it offers the Best QPR around but it conspicuously did not make the top 100.


It is actually two buck chuck in the YTR bottle hence, it inconspicuously made the list. Big Grin

IF, the YTR is a 91pt wine it should be on the list given its' case production and price.

Last time I had a YTR, I thought it tasted like burnt plastic with artificial flavoring. I haven't had the 05, and hence, some reservation about its' appearance on the list.
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Originally posted by lovelandre:
Mimik Smile

why don't we do the same at an eventual tasting, get a YTR and slip it in amongst the other wines, we shall see if we can spot the swill or not? Btw, can we get the "Reserve" here in Quebec ?
Gee, so Al Bundy was right all along :P


Lovelandre.... See my above post about the two bottles I am cellaring !! What do you think I plan to do with it !!

BTW I got the YTR at the LCBO !!

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