Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections 2019

/ November 12, 2019

Each year, Wine Enthusiast selects 100 wines to be featured in their 'Cellar Selection'. In the 2019 selection, five producers from our extensive portfolio have been chosen. 

Receiving the highest-ranking with #12 out of the entire listing was the 2015 Selvapiana Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva (Chianti Rufina). The 2015 vintage in Tuscany was renowned for its extremely sunny season, helping to produce deliciously ripe, complex Sangioveses. The Selvpiana Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva is no exception to such praise, with delicious notes of cherries, dried basil, and sweet tobacco. 

The 2016 Isole e Olena Cepparello Sangiovese (Toscana) received #41 place. 2016 was an equally impressive growing season for Tuscany, providing a touch more vine stress than the prior-year which helps promote longevity in Sangiovese. The 2016 Cepparello is celebrated for its silken texture, filled to the brim with dark fruits and warm leather flavors. 

The 2017 vintage of Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Spätlese Grosse Lage Riesling received the 51st placement. The Fritz Haag wine estate dates back to 1605 and has consistently produced some of the most sought after rieslings hailing from the Mosel. 

In 56th place, we have the 2016 Lavinea Lazy River Vineyard Chardonnay. This Willamette Valley producer is true to their terroir, by delivering delicately selected single-vineyard wines. This Chardonnay is aromatically enticing with bright stone fruit flavors and lingers on the palate with balancing acidity and oak influence.

And finally we have in 59th place the wonderful 2016 Brocard Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru. Jean-Marc Brocard has been producing stunningly expressive wine in Chablis since 1973, with minimal intervention of man. The 2016 Les Clos is a perfect example of the level of quality not only in the grape growing but also in the winemaking. The wine is bold with bright fruit flavors, chalky minerality, and a beautiful texture.