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The Top 10 Wines of 2000


Posted: January 17, 2002

Wine of the Year 2000

Antinori Toscana Solaia 1997

In 1997, Tuscany enjoyed it best vintage since 1990, and many of the top reds are now being released. This is dark ruby in color, with extremely ripe raisin and spice aromas. Full-bodied and very chewy, with loads of polished tannins and a long, long finish that's big and fruity. A solid, muscular red from Tuscany, this is the greatest Solaia ever made. Best after 2004.


* All prices listed are release prices only.

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The 2000 Top 10
Rank Wine Score Price
#1 ANTINORI Toscana Solaia 1997 98 $115
#2 VIADER Napa Valley 1997 97 $60
#3 WHITEHALL LANE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1997 97 $60
#4 LE VIEUX DONJON Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998 97 $25
#5 JOSEPH PHELPS Insignia Napa Valley 1997 96 $120
#6 JUSTIN Isosceles Paso Robles 1997 95 $40
#7 CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes 1998 96 $75
#8 MERRYVALE Profile Napa Valley 1997 97 $85
#9 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA Bolgheri Ornellaia 1997 96 $100
#10 CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA Toscana Sammarco 1997 97 $73

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