Luxury PVA Winners

Our final list of winners: the $50 to $125 price category


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Barbera Cascina Francia Giacomo Conterno
~ Editor's Choice ~
 
High toned on the nose with aromas of blue mineral earth, dusty, blue flowers, and wild berry fruit that shows a bit more red fruit character than the Cerretta. This shows great focus and definition in the mouth with great old vine character, elegant yet really snappy and well focused. There’s an amazing purity and rawness to this, it’s fresh and shows not a hint of alcohol with incredible purity to the fruit that widens out on the back end with black spices, a nice earthy, mineral component and fleshy, ripe plummy fruit supported by gentle tannins. With ait this does develop a leathery note on the nose which might be off-putting to some, but I just kept on drinking this. Awesome Barbera. 95pts  ~ GDP ~
 

2013 PVA Winners: Luxury

1.
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 5e Cru Classe (2008)
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2.
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve (2010)
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3.
Sandeman Porto 30 Year Old Tawny (NV)
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4.
Trefethen Riesling Oak Knoll Late Harvest (2011)
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5.
Pride Mountain Cabernet Franc (2010)
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6.
Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape (2010)
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7.
Tenuta San Leonardo Red Bordeaux Blend Trentino (2006)
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8.
Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing (2009)
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9.
Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin les Estournelles St Jacques (2010)
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10.
Orin Swift Papillon Red (2010)
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11.
La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (2001)
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12.
Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend Napa Valley J Schram (2005)
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13.
Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah (2009)
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14.
Antinori Tignanello (2010)
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15.
Holdredge Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Mazie Rose (2011)
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16.
Barbera Cascina Francia Giacomo Conterno (2011)
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17.
Francesco Rinaldi Figli & Barolo Cannubbio (2009)
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18.
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano (2008)
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19.
Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines (2010)
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20.
Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (2007)
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21.
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate (2009)
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  • Tignanello and Montestefano are my particular favorites on this list

    Oct 23, 2013 at 6:04 PM


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