The number one objective we have at Just Fine Wine is to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with both your wine and the experience you have with us. We proud of our affiliation with Winexpert and our ability to offer you the finest quality handcrafted wines available on the market. Each time the calendar rolls over to a new year we are eager to find out which of these wines you, our amazingly supportive clients, are enjoying the most.
Last year saw a lot of changes by way of Winexpert’s complete overhauling of almost their entire lineup of products: 4-5 Week Vintners Reserve; 4-5 Week World Vineyard; 8 Week ECLIPSE. This year will follow suit with the improvement of the Selection Original and Selection International series which is being revamped and merged into one series simply titled “Selection”. So with all these changes, we were especially intrigued to find out if these improvements would have any effect on out top ten list that has otherwise remained fairly consistent over the several years we’ve been tracking the numbers.
The number one wine of 2011, Stag’s Leap Merlot, holds down the top spot as it has done for three of the four years we’ve tracked the data. This year has also seen favourites Selection Merlot, Selection Italian Montepulciano, and Selection Chilean Merlot knocked out of the top ten. In their place are returnees ECLIPSE Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay, World Vineyard Chilean Merlot and newcomer to the top ten list Vinters Reserve Mezza Luna Red.
Without further ado, we present the top wines of 2012 – as decided by you:
|ECLIPSE Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay (Unwooded)||T9||–||–||T10|
|Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot||T9||10||6||9|
|Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna Red||8||–||–||–|
|World Vineyard Chilean Merlot||6||–||–||T10|
|World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio||5||4||4||7|
|ECLIPSE Italian Piedmont Barolo||4||5||3||–|
|Selection Italian Pinot Grigio||3||3||4||3|
|Selection Luna Rossa||2||2||1||2|
|ECLIPSE Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District Merlot||1||1||2||1|
*Wines are listed in descending order with the previous years’ rankings included.
“-” Not Ranked That Year
“T9” Tied for Nineth
“T10” Tied for Tenth
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