The Best of the Best

A quick link to the best wines I have ever reviewed. Only 95 points and above need apply.

In cases where I have given a wine a range of rating (ie 94-96), I have included it below in the HIGH rating category.

100 Points

Nk’mip Cellars 2012 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine
Tantalus 2015 Riesling Icewine

99 Points

Hartford Family Winery 2013 Velvet Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir
Joseph Phelps 2016 Insignia
Tantalus Vineyards 2014 Riesling Icewine
Nk’mip Cellars 2015 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine

98 Points

Bruno Giacosa 1995 Barolo
Chateau Rieussec 2013 Sauternes
Nk’mip Cellars 2013 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine
2016 Opus One
Paul Hobbs 2016 Goldrock Estate Chardonnay
Quilceda Creek 2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Quilceda Creek 2019 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Shafer Vineyards 2013 Relentless Syrah

97 Points

Fattoria Le Pupil 2015 Elisabetta Gepetti Saffredi
Hartford Family Winery 2012 Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay
Hartford Family Winery 2016 Far Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir
Louis Roderer 2012 Cristal
Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2010 Luce della Vita
Mt. Boucherie 2013 Riesling Icewine
Opus One 2014 Opus One
Opus One 2015 Opus One
Tenuta San Guido 2015 Sassicaia
Viña Carmen 1999 Winemaker’s Reserve

96 Points

Agharta 2004 Black Label Red
Chateau Haut-Bailly 1986 Pessac-Léognan
Château Minuty 2018 281
Col Solare 2006 Col Solare
Collematoni 2007 Vigna Fontelontano Brunello di Montalcino Reserva
Concha y Tora 2013 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon
Concha y Tora 2014 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon
Felsina 2016 Fontalloro
Hartford Family Winery 2014 Far Coast Chardonnay
Hartford Family Winery 2014 Far Coast Pinot Noir
Hartford Family Winery 2013 Fog Dance Vineyard Pinot Noir
Hartford Family Winery 2017 Four Hearts Vineyard Chardonnay
Hartford Family Winery 2014 Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel
Hartford Family Winery 2015 Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel
Hartford Family Winery 2014 Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay
Hartford Family Winery 2015 Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay
Il Poggione 2017 Brunello di Montalcino
K Vintners 2014 Powerline Syrah
Louis Latour 2017 Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne
Marchesi Antonini 2015 Tignanello
Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2006 Luce della Vita
Marques de Riscal 2006 Rioja Gran Reserva
Moet & Chandon 2006 Dom Perignon
Opus One 2004 Opus One
Opus One 2010 Opus One
Robert Mondavi 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sandrone 2001 Barolo Le Vigne
Silver Oak 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Tantalus Vineyards 2017 Riesling Icewine
Turnbull Cellars 2014 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Turnbull Cellars 2010 Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Two Hands 2012 Ares Shiraz

95 Points

Almaviva 2013 Red
Banfi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino
Black Hills 2003 Nota Bene
Black Hills 2013 Nota Bene
Black Hills 2015 Nota Bene
Blackwood Lane 2007 The Reference
Blackwood Lane 2008 The Reference
Blackwood Lane 2009 The Reference
Castiglion del Bosco 2010 Campo del Drago Brunello di Montalcino
Cedarcreek 2002 Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir
Chateau de Beaucastel 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Church & State 2014 Signature Series Merlot
Concha y Tora 2012 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon
Culmina 2015 Unicus
Darioush 2013 Chardonnay
DeMorgenzon 2017 Reserve Chenin Blanc
Domaine de la Cote 2012 La Cote Pinot Noir
Foxtrot 2020 Estate Pinot Noir
Hartford Family Winery 2012 Hailey’s Block Pinot Noir
Hartford Family Winery 2014 Dina’s Block Zinfandel
Joseph Phelps 2014 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Syrah
Le Vieux Pin 2012 Equinoxe Syrah
Le Vieux Pin 2011 Equinoxe Cabernet Franc
Leonetti Cellars 2013 Merlot
Mission Hill 2007 Oculus
Moët & Chandon 2005 Dom Perignon
Moët & Chandon 2004 Dom Perignon Rosé
Noon 2004 Eclipse
Paul Hobbs 2014 Katherine Lindsay Estate Cuveé Augustina Pinot Noir
Quails’ Gate 2007 Riesling Icewine
Quails’ Gate 2006 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Robert Mondavi 1999 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Mondavi 2012 Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Mondavi 2014 Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak 1999 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Tenuta San Guido 2012 Sassicaia
Tenuta San Guido 2013 Sassicaia
Tinhorn Creek 2004 Oldfield’s Collection Syrah
Turnbull 2014 Amoenus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Vina Cabos 2015 Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec
Vina Montes 2015 Purple Angel
Wolf Blass 2005 Black Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon