Recent Vintages To Explore
Look for quality driven producers who consistently produce top-notch wines each year. Early picked grapes like Merlot might have fared better too.
Very good Cabernet Sauvignon wines, many of which are good for cellaring for the medium term.
This is a very structured and tannic vintage, best for cellaring for the long term.
Restrained styles, closer to European stylistically. Best to go for the top producers in this somewhat difficult vintage.
Not much was made so prices might be high for this excellent cellaring vintage
Fruit forward wines that are ripe - perfect for drinking now but can cellar for shorter periods.
Some excellent Pinot Noirs and Syrahs along with others that will cellar well.
Very tannic, structured wines meant for very long term cellaring
Very fruit driven wines that are quite ripe, drinking now, and high volumes might mean good deals can be found.
Merlot did better than Cabernet this year, as did many of the white grapes.
Not much made so prices might be high, but wines are long lived, perfect for long term cellaring - elegant.
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