1987 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley  (96 pts)

1995 Pichon Baron  (95 pts)

2004 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate  (95 pts)

1999 Gaja Barbaresco  (95 pts)

1998 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut La Grande Dame  (95 pts)

Now that the year is over I can name exactly 5 wines that seriously wowed me (two more than once) this year, yet no wines that smacked me into oblivion at awesomeness.  (Despite one of the wines having done so previously.)

2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

2011 Hubert Soreau Le Clos l'Abbé Brut

2005 Robert Chevillon Nuits Saint Georges Les Vaucrains

1998 Chpoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon

2014 Domaine Jamet Cote-Rotie


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