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List: Top 10 Wines of 2006

Date: 2006

Source: Wine Spectator Magazine

Base: From nearly 13,500 wines from around the world in blind tastings. Scores were based on four criteria: quality, value, availability and 'excitement'.

Notes: The magazine produced a top 100 list and if you follow the link above you can see this plus an archive of other yearly results (going back to 1988) at their website. In 2006, nearly 3,000 wines earned outstanding ratings (90 points or higher on the Spectator 100-point scale). Thirteen countries were represented in the 2006 top 100 list. The average score of the group was 93 points, while the average price was $49.

Wine

Year

Price (2006)

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

2001

US$70

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington

2003

US$85

Château Léoville Barton St.-Julien

2003

US$75

Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor

2003

US$47

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

2003

US$70

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes

2003

US$45

Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

2004

US$38

Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley

2003

US$75

Brancaia Toscana Il Blu

2004

US$70

Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden

2004

US$50


   

 

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