Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013

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Since everyone is releasing their top lists of 2013, I had to jump on the bandwagon and publish my Top 20 “Must Buy” wines that I tasted in 2013.

There is no way that I would be able to rank the wines from first to twentieth. Therefore, I chose to list the wines in alphabetically order.  In addition, an important aspect in enhancing one’s palate is being aware of what you taste. Therefore, I have identified the wine composition. The cost listed is an average or actual.

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1.        Apothic Dark, 2012 Limited Release – Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot blend- cost: $12

2.        Aspen Dale Winery 2009 Rockawalkin – Cabernet Sauvignon – cost: $42

3.        Borsao Tres Picos 2011 – Garnacha/Grenache – cost: $20

4.        Breaux Vineyards 2006 Merlot cost: $28

5.        Castle Rock 2009 Central Coast Pinot Noircost: $11

6.        Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2012 Bordeaux- 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1%  Cabernet Franc – cost: $58

7.        Chrysalis Vineyards 2007 Papillon – Petit Verdot and Tannat – cost: $35

8.        Coriole 2011 Estate – Shiraz – cost: $30

9.        Domaine Grand Veneur 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape – 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre – cost: $40

10.       Ebeia 2011 Tempranillo – 100% Tempranillo – cost: $15

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11.   Klinker Brick 2011 Zinfandel – 100% Old Vine Zinfandel – cost: $19

12.   Layer Cake 2011 Primitivo – 100% Zinfandel – cost: $15

13.   Old Soul -2012 – 100% Pinot Noir – cost: $20

14.   Orin Swift’s:

  • 2010 Palermo – 78% Cabernet Sauvignon,18% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc – cost: $35
  • 2010 Papillon – 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot,2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec – cost: $65
  • Prisoner – 51% Zinfandel, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono, and 1% Grenache – cost: $38

15.   Paradise Springs Winery 2011 Melange 53% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 15% Cab Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot – cost: $27

16.   Quivira 2010 Zinfandel- 80% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Syrah – cost: $22

17.   Robin K 2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noircost: $18

18.   San Roman Toro –Tinta de toro and Garnache – cost: $40

19.   Tumara 2006 Pinotage cost: $15

20.   Willowcroft 2009 Fitzrada – Merlot, Chambourcin, and Cabernet   Sauvignon blend – cost: Sorry, Sold Out

Yes, technically, I listed 22 wines; they were all so delicious; I could not leave any off the list. For a more details on the wines, search treevinos.com.

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Salute!

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5 thoughts on “Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013

  1. Spot on, woman. A lot of the self-titled “wine experts” feel a need to pick the wines on their list because of what they have heard or read, the ratings, and alot of useless analytical information.
    I think your.list is composed of your “great wines of 2013” ;great only because you liked the way they tasted. As it should be ~life is short, enjoy!

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