Monday, December 29, 2014

The Top 25 Wines Of 2014: An Exclusive TWAV List

wine trioIt’s the time of year for lists – the top sports stories of 2014, the top news stories, the top songs, the top movies of the year. We now humbly present the most important “best of the year” list: the TWAV Top 25 Wines.

We’ve tasted a plethora of great wines during the last 365 days. Now we have reviewed our tasting notes, empty bottles, blog posts and tea leaves to develop this list of top 25 wines. The list has been destemmed, crushed, cold fermented and left to age in small Slovenian oak barrels and we are proud to present the results. Click on the link to read more about these star performers.

The list is presented in alphabetical order. Wines of special merit are designated with an *.

*Arcadian 2007 Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Bloomer Creek 2007 Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes

*Cass 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

*Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley
*Domaine Serene Rockblock “SoNo” Syrah, Oregon
*Dry Creek Vineyard 2011 The Mariner, Dry Creek Valley
Glenora Wine Cellars 2003 Brut Sparkling Wine, Finger Lakes

Gorman 2011 “Pixie” Red Mountain Syrah

Hermann J. Wiemer 2010 Reserve Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

Hosmer Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Hunt Country Vineyards 2011 Meritage, Finger Lakes
J. Lohr 2011 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
*Justin 2011 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
*Kenwood Vineyards 1994 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma
*Laurel Glen Vineyard 2008 Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Lincourt 2009 Pinot Blanc, Sta. Rita Hills

Meyer-Fonne 2012 Riesling Reserve, Alsace

*Osoyoos Larose 2008 Le Grand Vin VQA Okanogan Valley
Owen Roe 2010 Yakima Red, Yakima Valley

*Palmina 2008 Undici Sangiovese, Santa Ynez Valley

*Santa Rita 2007 Triple C, Maipo Valley

Sempre Vive 2006 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Solena 2012 Hyland Vineyard Pinto Noir, Willamette Valley

*Thomas Halby 2007 Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

*Villa Maria 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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