…Featuring some of the Top Wines of 2019
The AVA’s are coming into play in the USA…Similar to the way the French are hooked on the ‘Control’ of their Appellations – The USA is getting more detailed!
Top 10 2006 Wines – A Special Report by Ralph Del Rio Wine Correspondent -Great Wines and Great Values
2006 Has come and gone and there were a lot of great and memorable wines. I found a lot of values from Australia. Big Blockbuster types…I also found great values from Spain and Eric Solomon’s group of wines in particular kept me quite interested in Spain. There is going to be good things to come in the new world.
My Picks for 2006 contain two overriding things to keep in mind. They are all excellent in their own right and are also obtainable which in many case it’s not easy to find wines that you are reading about in the magazines.
So here goes…my list for the best of 2006
2004 Yangarra Estate Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre McLaren Vale Cadenzia
I enjoyed the Shiraz as well. This wine with its dark chocolate, anise, herbal essence and raspberry bouquet. Nice flash of peppercorn spice too.
2003 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Arcus Estate
2004 Green Point Shiraz, Victoria Australia
2004 Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache, Barossa Valley South Australia
2004 Seghesio Family Vineyards Sonoma
Willamette Valley, Oregon Growing!…A Great and Interesting wine region to visit; Envious Terroir!…makes for some beautiful wines!