2007

Established in 1956, Pied­montese wine producer Michele Chiarlo is a relative newcomer in comparison to such notable neighbors as Giacomo Conterno, which was founded sometime in the 17th century. Yet...
Véronique Drouhin knew she had discovered a special place when, in July 1987, she first crested the remote Oregon hillside that would become home to one of the most respected vineyards in the New...
Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux that bears the groom’s surname has changed hands many times. Despite...
When winemaker Rick Longoria decided to step out on his own in 1982, he chose to focus initially on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, producing small quantities of each with fruit sourced from Santa Maria...
Although the Davies family launched its Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with the 2001 vintage, the wine has a long history. The vineyard’s original owners, Jacob and Annie Schramand, founded...
In the early 1990s, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, owners of Duckhorn Vineyards, the couple searched for vineyards that would enable them to pursue the perfect Pinot Noir. They settled on territory in...
Franco-American alliance Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, and Robert Mondavi yielded the first New World “cult” wine, Opus One, in 1978. More than three decades later...
Founded in Ribera del Duero by Peter Sisseck in 1995, Pingus produces this wine in frustratingly minuscule quantities. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest wines in the world, this Tempranillo...
Named for the inhabitants of Numancia, who defeated the Romans in the first century B.C., Bodega Numanthia Termes in Toro produces this 100 percent Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro) from vineyards located...
Family owned since 1822, Fonseca continues to be admired by collectors as one of the finest port houses. Head winemaker David Guimaraens, the great-great-great-grandson of founder Manoel Pedro...
The Australian team of Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz shared one goal when they launched Two Hands in 1999: to make the greatest Shiraz-based wines from the finest vineyards in the country. This...
The Prüm family, which has lived in the middle Mosel valley since the 12th century, knows the steep slate soils of the area intimately. Their superior Rieslings, which constitute 100 percent of their...
Located in Nahe, Helmut Dönnhoff is considered one of Germany’s best wine producers. His Rieslings, Pinot Blancs, and Pinot Gris are renowned for their elegance and perfect balance. This particular...
From vintage to vintage, this Sangiovese is consistently one of Tuscany’s top wines. The elegance and grace of the latest release—which shows flavors of sweet cherry, baked earth, white smoke, and...
Vieille Julienne was purchased in 1905 by the forefathers of Jean-Paul Daumen, the current owner. The vines in the producer’s vineyards have an average age of over 60 years, and the grapes are grown...
Named for a 14th-century wine jug found in Avignon, Domaine du Pegau is owned and operated by the legendary Feraud family, who have overseen its vineyards for multiple generations. This wine is...
In 1946, Étienne Guigal established this domaine, which is now under the direction of his son, Marcel. Guigal produces stunning cuvées from both northern and southern Rhône appellations. Dazzling...
The late Paul Avril’s son, Vincent, is in charge of this venerable estate, where he carries on his family’s traditions brilliantly. This wine has almost too many attributes to list; nevertheless, its...
Domaine Leflaive is known to bottle some of the richest, most enchanting, most complex whites in all of Burgundy. This pure Chardonnay has aromas of melted butter, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. On the...
Located in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine d’Eugénie is owned by François Pinault and managed by Michel Mallard and Frédéric Engerer, president of Chateau Latour in Bordeaux. This delicious wine reveals...
Perhaps the most magnificent vineyard in Burgundy, this property produces Pinot Noir that has the potential to age for decades. This exuberant vintage possesses concentrated flavors of sweet ripe...
Like other offerings from Pomerol, this refined vintage from Château Providence will age gracefully for three decades or longer. A robust and ripe Pomerol, its wildflower scents prime the palate for...
This fifth-growth estate in Pauillac, located across the road from Château Mouton Rothschild, should certainly be represented in any well-stocked cellar. The latest vintage contains 60 percent...
We suspect that when Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Wine is bottled poetry,” there was a half-full bottle of Petrus on his desk. Managed by Christian Moueix, the estate in Pomerol has somehow...
In 1784, when ordering a supply of Margaux for his cellar, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “There cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” Anyone fortunate enough to acquire a case of the 2007 vintage will...
Comprised of 62 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 percent Merlot, and 7 percent Petit Verdot, this classic Médoc is aged in new barrels for 18 months to create a captivating profile dominated by black...
Perhaps the only wines from Pauillac that can surpass the reds from the first-growth estate, which dates to 1525, are its whites. A blend of 55 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 45 percent Sémillon, the...
Dark to the rim with complex aromas of cinnamon, red raspberry, clove, nutmeg, and coffee, the 2007 vintage of this reference standard for Washington red wines has great balance, lengthy tannins, and...
This terrific Cabernet Sauvignon–Syrah blend comes from Charles Smith, an impresario-turned-vintner who roughly a decade ago was managing rock bands in Scandinavia. It reveals chewy tannins and...
Evening Land, an up-and-coming producer, casts a wide geographic net, making wine from grapes in the Santa Rita Hills and Sonoma Coast regions of California as well as in Oregon’s Willamette Valley...

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