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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201388-91NYRA cool vintage, with a later harvest than usual; early tastings show more success in coastal areas than inland
201290Drink or holdHot, dry year, with smaller-than-average yields; wines are dense and compact, yet fresh
201195Drink or holdRipe, fruity wines, with a mix of power, density and flesh
201090Drink or holdCool year, with a late harvest; elegant wines, with refined tannins at best, but inconsistent
200991Drink or holdRipe, fruity wines, with a mix of elegance and muscle
200893Drink or holdRound, fruity and well-structured, with fine aromas and vibrant profiles. Some wines slightly hollow, with astringent tannins
200795Drink or holdFresh, fruity and racy; firmer and more tannic than 2006
200696Drink or holdPerfumed and rich, yet balanced and refined. A vintage with wonderful harmony
200591Drink or holdRipe and balanced, with plenty of fruit and tannins
200492Drink or holdHarmonious and elegant, with racy tannins and fresh fruit
200388DrinkJammy; some unbalanced; a few great wines
200285DrinkDespite rain, some good fruit and tannins
200196DrinkRich and powerful, yet fresh and balanced
200089DrinkMaritime influence helped make balanced reds
199993Drink or holdSleek and racy reds; excellent Cabernets
199898DrinkOpulent, exotic reds from an earlier harvest
199797DrinkFantastic growing season; rich, structured reds
199690DrinkBalanced and fruity reds; cool style
199588DrinkSome rain, but ripe and fruity reds

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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