It’s that time of year again – Wine Spectator is releasing their picks for the top 10 wines of the year in advance of the full Top 100 that appears next week. As usual, most of the wines on the list are either long gone or just silly expensive (or both!). Here’s what the list looks like as of Thursday, November 15. The Wine of the Year will be announced tomorrow – it seems pretty likely to be Ch Latour 2009, but who knows!
#10. Achával-Ferrer Malbec Mendoza Finca Bella Vista 2010 – Solid Malbec, don’t have it.
#9 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2007 – IN STOCK!
#8 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 2009 – Sold a ton of this, but the last bottle went out last week.
#7 Shea Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Shea Vineyard Estate 2009 – The 2009 is sold out.
#6 Château Léoville Barton St.-Julien 2009 – Crazy price!
#5 Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009 – This is probably available; if you’re interested, let us know.
#4 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 – Not available in Virginia.
#3 Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2010 – Don’t like the selling price here in Va.
#2 Château de St.-Cosme Gigondas 2010 – Sold out!