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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Favorite wines in 2010

Ok, I only scratched the surface of what's available locally, but here are my top wines from the past year.

At $25 and under:

Gloria Ferrer NV Carneros Blanc de Noirs

MacKenzie 2007 Russian River Pinot Noir

Mark West 2008 California Pinot Noir

Taft Street 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pedroncelli 2008 Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone Zinfandel
Moderately priced wines, $25 to $50:
Gloria Ferrer 2002 Royal Cuvee Brut
Davis Family 2008 Russian River Valley Soul Patch Pinot Noir
Russian Hill 2007 Russian River Valley Tara Vyds Pinot Noir
Gracianna 2008 Russian River Valley Bacigalupi Vyd  Zinfandel
Robert Rue 2006 Russian River Valley Wood Road Zinfandel
Sky's the limit (over $50):
Stemmler 2007 Carernos Donum Pinot Noir
Pride Mountain 2006 Napa/Sonoma Merlot
Some of these vintages, such as the Mackenzie, Stemmler and Pride Mtn, may no longer be available.