Monday, December 30, 2019

The Top Wines Of 2019: An Exclusive Vino-Sphere List

Yes, it’s here – our annual listing of the best wines we’ve in the last 365 days. Pop open a bottle and savor our reviews and articles with all the details.
Top Wines of 2019It’s been a wonderful year, with an untold amount of wines and winery visits. Highlights included trips to Washington State and Oregon. It was our first visit to the fascinating Columbia Gorge AVA. We also had a memorable trip to Australia and the wine regions of the Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley. Bottles represent some of the world’s great wine regions as well as a few surprises. Pour yourself a glass and enjoy. The asterisk indicates a wine of distinction.

Bellangelo 2018 Kashong Glen Riesling, Finger Lakes*
Bells Up 2018 Helios Estate Seyval Blanc, Willamette Valley
Blue Rock 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Boundary Breaks 2017 Ovid Line North Riesling, Finger Lakes
Bowers Harbor 2017 Block II Riesling, Old Mission Peninsula*
Cameron Hughes Lot 638 Petit Verdot, Red Mountain
Cameron Hughes Lot 660 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
Château des Crès Ricards 2017 Stécia, Terrasses du Larzac

Chateau Dauphine Rondillon Loupiac 2009 Cuvee d’Or
Chateau Royaumont 2016 Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux
Chateau Yaldara 2012 1847 Wines Pappy’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley*
Day 2018 Babycheeks Rosé, Rogue Valley
Domaine LeSeurre 2017 Riesling Terroir D’Excellence, Finger Lakes
Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 The Mariner, Dry Creek Valley
Faustino V 2013 Reserva Rioja
Force Majeure 2016 SJR Syrah, The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater*
Finca Torremilanos 2016 Los Cantos, Ribera Del Duero*
Gunderloch Nackenheimer 2014 Rothenberg Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen*

Hawk Haven 2016 Signature Series Syrah, Outer Coastal Plains*
Hightower 2015 Red Mountain Reserve, Red Mountain
Iris Vineyards 2015 Areté Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley*
Jones Von Drehle 2013 Stone and Steel Red Blend, Yadkin Valley
Junius Lindsay 2015 GPS Red Blend, Yadkin Valley
Ken Wright Cellars 2011 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton*
Kiona 2014 Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
Langmeil 2016 Orphan Bank Shiraz, Barossa Valley*
Le Cadeau 2016 “Merci” Reserve, Chehalem Mountains
Left Coast 2017 “The Orchard” Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley
Left Coast Cellars 2013 Blanc de Noir, Willamette Valley
Lenné Estate 2016 cinq éluse Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton*
Marshall Davis 2017 Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton*
Mt. Hood 2016 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Gorge
Môreson 2013 “The Widow Maker” Pinotage, Franschhoek*
Muscardini 2014 Cassata Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
Old Westminster 2017 Home Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Maryland*
Papapietro Perry 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley*
Phelps Creek 2015 Lynette Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge
Raffaldini 2014 Sangiovese Classico, Swan Creek
Rocheford 2016 Blanc de Blanc, Yarra Valley
Schöne Tal Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Meredith Mitchell Vineyard, McMinnville
Tablas Creek 2018 Patelin de Tablas Rosé, Paso Robles*
TC Collector 2018 Gamay Noir, Columbia Gorge
The Walls 2016 Concrete Mama Grenache, The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
Wy’East 2016 Pinot Gris, Columbia Gorge
Youngberg Hill 2015 Jordan Pinot Noir, McMinnville*

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