Without going into the drama that I displayed in my post "It's That Time of Year Again," I did want to update everyone (or at least those of you that read this) as to my success in the Top 10 Wines for 2017 by Wine Spectator magazine.
Now, in this case, I'm going to fudge a little bit on some of the selections as I was REALLY CLOSE on a couple of them, which obviously means I did better than actually did. Hey, I'm taking as much credit when I can. Maybe even invoke the fact that I'm old and need all the help I can get! (Self-deprivation is also a specialty of mine). Hey, if you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at?
Okay, let's get back to the real matter at hand. Let's go through them one at a time. It's only 10 and if you're reading this, you probably have plenty of time on your hands.
#10 - Booker Oublié Paso Robles 2014 - Not even close on this one.
#9 - Pahlmeyer 2015 Chardonnay - I count this one as I want it but it's not yet available.
#8 - Meyer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - Nope, not one of mine
#7 - Chateau Canon-La Gaffeliere 2014 - I own this one, so it's a YES
#6 - Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont 2016 - This one is a little shaky but I'm counting it as this was one of those that was never available BUT I did get a substitute, their Clos du Bourg Vouvray 1ere Trie 2016. Once again the only one that was available.
#5 - Chateau de St Cosme Gigondas 2015 - Big Yes. I even wrote about it in my "Wine of the Week."
#4 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2012 - I was tempted to count this as I have the 2010 and I had seen that 2012 had gotten some great ratings, but alas, I did not buy it. So no, I won't include this one.
#3 - Chateau Coulet Barsac 2014 - While I like the sweet wines from Bordeaux, not usually something I would buy. Another No.
#2 - K Vintners Syrah Powerline 2014 - Big fan of their wine, but most of their top tier wines are difficult to obtain. Nice to see them up there, but one more No.
#1 - Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms 2014 - I'm counting this for two reasons. One, I did write up their Napa Merlot in one of my previous "Wine Tasting Tell All" posts. Also, as soon as I found out I was able to obtain the wine before it sold out at a local shop I did so. Big fudge, but I'm counting it as I was so good at getting a bottle before it sold out.
There you go. By my count, and I think this is what they mean by Fuzzy Math, I have 5 out of 10, or 50%. Not a bad start. I will have one more (at least) post about Wine Spectator's Top 100 on Monday when they release the other 90 wines. Don't worry, I won't do a wine by wine breakdown. Probably just a total and any especially interesting wines.