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Top Wines of 2007

Dec 19, 2007 |  John (12) |  Wine Industry |  0 comments

Whoa is the power of the Top 100 lists that sell wine and markup prices. In the lead is Wine Spectator with their "Top 100 Wines of 2007 (PDF)", which amid full pomp and circumstance revealed its list in November.

Spectator gets so much traction from their list that it was only a matter of time until other publications got in on the action. The San Francisco Chronicle has a Top 100 of 2007 (with no scores only tasting notes). Wine.com's Top 100 is based solely how many bottles were sold from their online store. Not to be outdone, Wine Enthusiast makes not only a Top 100, but a Top 100 best buys in a monster PDF that would be so much nicer as an normal web page.

Does Vinquire make a Top 100 list? Of Course! It's our Top Ranked page, which is constantly updated with your reviewed wines. But for this blog, we're ready to just summarize what the big wigs of the industry think. Reproduced here are some of these lists with direct links to find the best prices.

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Wine Spectator 2007 Top 100 (only first 20)


Rank Score Wine Price
1 98

Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2005

$80
2 95

Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Santa Cruz Mountain Estate, 2005

$35
3 95

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2005

$49
4 95

Antinori Toscana Tignanello, 2004

$79
5 95

Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella's Garden, 2005

$60
6 95

Château Léoville Las Cases St. Julien, 2004

$90
7 97

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia, 2004

$150
8 95

Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love, 2006

$80
9 95

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve, 2004

$80
10 99

Krug Brut Champagne, 1996

$250
11 95

Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre Muga, 2004

$88
12 96

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée, 2004

$70
13 100

Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva, 2001

$175
14 97

Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr, 2005

$45
15 95

Sbragia Family Chardonnay Napa Valley Gamble Ranch Vineyard, 2004

$40
16 93

Schild Shiraz Barossa, 2005

$25
17 93

Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley, 2005

$35
18 96

Bodegas LAN Rioja Edición Limitada, 2004

$48
19 97

Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Kanzler Vineyard 2005

$62
20 94

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau, 2004

$52


Wine Spectator Top 100: Selections Under $20


Rank Score Wine Price
29 92

Mount Eden Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard, 2004

$17
35 91

Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc Sonoma County, 2005

$13
36 91

Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, 2006

$15
37 92

Navarro Zinfandel Mendocino, 2004

$19
38 92

Quinta do Infantado Douro Reserva, 2003

$19
42 91

Freie Weingärtner Wachau Riesling Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen Domäne Wachau, 2005

$14
48 91

Heath Wines Riesling Clare Valley Southern Sisters Reserve, 2006

$16
49 91

Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Medalla Real Special Reserve, 2004

$19
54 91

Ataraxia Mountain Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape, 2006

$18
55 91

Casa di Terra Bolgheri Moreccio, 2005

$19
64 91

Quinta do Vale Meão Douro Meandro, 2005

$19
71 90

Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Grand Estates, 2004

$11
72 90

Yellow Tail Shiraz South Eastern Australia The Reserve, 2005

$11
73 90

Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, 2006

$14
74 90

Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte Briccotondo, 2006

$13
75 90

La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, NV

$12
84 90

d'Arenberg Viognier-Marsanne McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab, 2006

$16
85 90

Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Alsace Les Princes Abbés, 2005

$17
86 90

Emery Athiri Rhodes Rhodos, 2005

$11
89 90

Jean-Louis Chave Sélection Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur, 2005

$18
90 90

Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos, 2005

$12
92 90

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch, 2006

$14
93 90

Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri Santorini, 2005

$16
94 90

Bodegas Godeval Valdeorras Viña Godeval, 2006

$17


Wine Enthusiast 2007 Top 100 (only first 20)


Rank Score Wine Price
196

Vinedos de Paganos El Puntido, 2004

$57
297

Lancaster Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 2004

$65
395

Chateau St. Jean Reserve Chardonnay Sonoma County, 2004

$45
493

Glen Eldon Dry Bore Shiraz Barossa, 2004

$27
595

Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 1998

$70
695

Domaine des Baumard Clos du Papillon (Savennicres), 2005

$39
796

Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast), 2005

$45
892

Viu Manent Single Vineyard San Carlos Estate Malbec (Colchagua Valley), 2005

$22
995

Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains), 2003

$38
1093

Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, 2005

$30
1193

Fife L'Attitude 39 (Mendocino), 2004

$18
1295

Robert Mondavi 2005 To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc (Oakville), 2005

$35
1393

Pirathon Shiraz (Barossa Valley), 2005

$30
1494

DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley), 2005

$33
1595

Ken Wright Abbott Claim Pinot Noir, 2005

$50
1694

Melville Clone 76 Inox Chardonnay, 2005

$30
1794

Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullon, 2004

$30
1892

Domaine Famille Ligncres Aric, 2003

$20
1993

Poet's Leap Riesling, 2005

$20
2094

Joseph Swan Vineyards Lone Redwood Ranch Zinfandel, 2003

$25


Wine Enthusiast 2007 Top 100 Best Buys (only first 20)


Rank Score Wine Price
191

Pascual Toso Maipú Vineyards Malbec, 2006

$12
291

Snoqualmie Winemaker's Select Riesling, 2006

$8
388

Dao Sul Berço do Infante, 2005

$7
488

Pepperwood Grove Chardonnay, 2005

$8
588

TerraNoble Vineyard Selection Carmencre, 2005

$8
688

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, 2005

$6
787

Vina Borgia Campo de Borja, 2005

$5
890

Winery of Good Hope Chenin Blanc (Helderberg),2006

$9
989

Conquista de Argentina Malbec, 2005

$9
1087

Pine & Post Chardonnay, 2005

$6
1189

Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast), 2005

$10
1290

Pedro Escudero Valdelainos Verdejo, 2006

$11
1390

Montes Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

$12
1490

Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc, 2005

$9
1588

Sebeka Cape Blend Shiraz-Pinotage, 2006

$9
1688

Covey Run Quail Series Chenin Blanc, 2005

$8
1790

Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza) Argentina, 2005

$11
1888

39° Sauvignon Blanc Lake County, 2006

$9
1990

Taurino Riserva (Salice Salentino), 2001

$12
2088

Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay, 2005

$9


Wine.com Top 100 (only first 20)


Rank Wine
1

Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003

2

Sticks Chardonnay, 2004

3

Cristalino Brut Cava, NV

4

Big House Red, 2004

5

Veramonte Primus, 2004

6

Concannon Limited Release Petite Sirah, 2004

7

Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

8

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot, 2004

9

Hanna Sauvignon Blanc, 2006

10

Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz, 2004

11

Falesco Vitiano, 2004

12

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, 2006

13

Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003

14

Smoking Loon Syrah, 2005

15

Terrazas Reserva Malbec, 2004

16

Falesco Sangiovese, 2005

17

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese, 2005

18

CARO Amancaya, 2005

19

Conundrum, 2005

20

Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2003

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