What Happened to the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2012?

Ever wonder what goes into creating the Top 100 wines?  I’m not sure either, but in my mind it goes something like this:

WS- “Is Excel open?”

Igor- “Yes, master.”

WS- “Are the columns for wine, score, and price-to-value ratio set up?”

Igor- “Yes, master!”

WS- “Perfect! Now arrange the value ratio column in descending order, but make sure no liquor store can get their hands on anything in the top ten!  GO!”

Igor- “Yes, master!”

WS- “Ah-ha, we have our list!  Now spread the good news!”

That’s just how I imagine it playing out.  Then again, I’m pretty sure picking names out of a hat would work as effectively.  But, for those that do take the Top 100 seriously, here are a few wines that are still around that made the list.

#30 Schild Shiraz Barossa 2010
#58 Perrin & Fils Vinsobres “Les Cornuds” 2009
#66 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato “Maraia” 2011
#71 Waterbrook Merlot Columbia Valley Reserve 2009
#75 Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2005
#82 Emilio Lustau Amontillado Jerez Sec “Los Arcos” Solera Reserva
#84 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne NV
#90 Skouras Moscofilero Peloponnese 2011

Best enjoyed with friends!



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