Luxury PVA Winners

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

 


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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate
This wine shows deep dense plum color with great density. The nose opens with anise and spice before moving into rich layers of blackberry and cherry compote. All that great concentrated fruit is beautifully complemented with barrel tones of vanilla and clove. It is quite youthful and lively on the palate with a good firm acid core - great for food pairing - and abundant velvety tannin. Complex layers of black fruits through the mid palate, with good barrel spice underlayment throughout, are nicely complemented by bright red fruit on the finish. This wine is quite approachable so young, but it will definitely improve with additional time in the bottle, if you've got the patience. If you do plan to drink it now (through the end of '13), I'd recommend decanting it in order to help it open up even more. ~ The Winery ~
 
 

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 J. Schram Napa Valley (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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