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The Top 10 Wines of 1989


Posted: January 17, 2002

Wine of the Year 1989

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 1984

Amazingly complex, rich in color and aroma, supple in texture with plum, cherry, vanilla, chocolate and anise flavors, vibrant, exciting, as great a California wine as we've ever tasted. Drink 1992 to '99.


* All prices listed are release prices only.

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

The 1989 Top 10
Rank Wine Score Price
#1 CAYMUS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 1984 98 $38
#2 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON Pauillac 1986 97 $23
#3 HEITZ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Matha's Vineyard 1984 97 $40
#4 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-BARON Pauillac 1986 97 $31
#5 KENDALL-JACKSON Cardinale California 1985 97 $45
#6 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX Margaux 1986 98 $70
#7 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL-BLANC St.-Emilion 1986 98 $80
#8 CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD Pauillac 1986 98 $102
#9 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-LALANDE Pauillac 1986 97 $50
#10 PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage South Australia Bin 95 1982 96 $60

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

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