Wine Spectator Announces The Top 100 Wines of 2008

    Wine Spectator 2008 Wines of the Year Wine Spectator is my favorite wine magazine, always enjoyable to read. They just finished announcing the top 10 wines for 2008. On Monday they will be releasing the rest of their top 100 wine choices.

    I find their tasting notes and scores to be spot on. At the back of each issue is a round up of all the latest releases by region; Loni and I whip through it looking to see how our favorites and wine clubs performed: Peju, Artesa, Ehlers Estate, Etude, Caymus, Harlan Estate, Chateau St. Michelle.

    It’s fun when one of our cellared bottles does well – a 93! Unfortunately, due to certain cellaring ‘guidelines’ we have in our household, a well scoring bottle means it may never see the light of day, or at least perhaps until retirement (then maybe it will taste twice as good?)

    Read on for the tally of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines for 2008.

    A Chilean wine comes out on top (an interesting surprise!), with the only California wine, a Sonoma zinfadel from Seghesio placing 10th. France leads the pack with 5 wines in the top 10, a testament to the rivival taking place in the left bank, and other French wine making regions.

    Australia once again comes through with a top notch Shiraz, continuing their tradition.

    WINE SPECTATORS TOP 100 WINES 2008

    Top Regions

    • France 5
    • Australia 1
    • California 1
    • Chile 1
    • Italy 1
    • Portugal 1

    Top Varietals

    • Red Blend 5
    • Barolo 1
    • Paullic 1
    • Sauterves 1
    • Shiraz 1
    • Zinfandel 1

    Top Vintages

    • 2005 7
    • 2007 2
    • 2004 1

    Top Color

    • Red 9
    • White 1

    To see all the results, tasting notes and scores, visit their top 100 web site: top100.winespectator.com.

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    • Al Graichen

      <p>Wine Spectator is always a great review. I'm just waiting to hear what they have to say about this year's The Prisoner, which I just opened. </p> <p>Unlike 2005 this year's release starts off great and gets better. </p>

    • Al Graichen

      Wine Spectator is always a great review. I’m just waiting to hear what they have to say about this year’s The Prisoner, which I just opened.

      Unlike 2005 this year’s release starts off great and gets better.

    • Al Graichen

      Wine Spectator is always a great review. I’m just waiting to hear what they have to say about this year’s The Prisoner, which I just opened.

      Unlike 2005 this year’s release starts off great and gets better.

    • Al Graichen

      Wine Spectator is always a great review. I’m just waiting to hear what they have to say about this year’s The Prisoner, which I just opened.

      Unlike 2005 this year’s release starts off great and gets better.

    • Stacee

      <p>Hello Clinton!</p> <p>Thank you so much for saying Peju is one of your favorites! It makes me very proud to work at Peju. If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask! Have a great day!</p> <p>Stacee<br /> Stacee@Peju.com<br /> <a href="http://www.peju.com</p>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.peju.com</p></a>&quot; target="_blank">www.peju.com</p></a></a>

    • Stacee

      Hello Clinton!

      Thank you so much for saying Peju is one of your favorites! It makes me very proud to work at Peju. If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask! Have a great day!

      Stacee
      Stacee@Peju.com
      http://www.peju.com

    • Stacee

      Hello Clinton!

      Thank you so much for saying Peju is one of your favorites! It makes me very proud to work at Peju. If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask! Have a great day!

      Stacee
      Stacee@Peju.com
      http://www.peju.com

    • Stacee

      Hello Clinton!

      Thank you so much for saying Peju is one of your favorites! It makes me very proud to work at Peju. If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask! Have a great day!

      Stacee
      Stacee@Peju.com
      http://www.peju.com