Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Midwest Region

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Midwest Region
The vineyards at Sawtooth winery in Idaho's Snake River Valley
From the Mar 31, 2020, issue

These wines were tasted for the US Midwest Region tasting report in the March 31, 2020, issue of Wine Spectator magazine, by MaryAnn Worobiec and Tim Fish. For a full analysis of the latest vintages and top wines and top values charts, read Rocky Mountan High. WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

ARIZONA

Wine Score Price
ARIDUS
Field Blend Arizona 2017 85 $36
Graciano Arizona 2016 87 $37
Syrah Arizona 2016 88 $37
ARIZONA STRONGHOLD
Nachise Arizona 2017 88 $19
Tazi Arizona 2018 85 $14
BURNING TREE
Chardonnay Graham County Trademarked Bonita Springs Vineyard 2018 82 $30
The Dragon Colibri Vineyard Cochise County 2016 84 $38
The Lotus Yavapai County 2018 87 $30
CABAL
Conspiracy Arizona 2017 89 $49
Riesling Arizona Stiletto 2017 81 $29
CADUCEUS
Garnacha Yavapai County Airavata 2017 88 $50
Nebbiolo Yavapai County Nagual del Judith 2016 84 $125
CALLAGHAN
Grenache Willcox Rhumb Line 2017 82 $28
Tannat Arizona 2016 81 $35
CARLSON CREEK
Malbec Willcox 2017 88 $47
Rule Of Three Arizona 2014 89 $33
CHATEAU TUMBLEWEED
Cousin Idd Willcox 2017 84 $25
Dr. Ron Bot Willcox 2017 86 $25
Miss Sandy Jones Willcox 2018 87 $25
DEEP SKY VINEYARD
Malbec Cochise County Big Bang 2016 86 $30
Syrah Cochise County Constellation 2016 89 $30
DOS CABEZAS
Águileón Cimarron Vineyard Willcox 2016 87 $30
Toscano Cimarron Vineyard Willcox 2016 88 $30
LIGHTNING RIDGE
Aglianico Sonoita 2016 87 $28
Montepulciano Sonoita 2014 86 $29
PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS
Barbera Yavapai County Dos Padres Vineyard 2017 88 $54
Highlands Arizona 2018 87 $38
PASSION CELLARS
Chardonnay Willcox 2017 86 $39
Day Tripper Willcox 2016 87 $39
PILLSBURY WINE COMPANY
Malvasia Cochise County Bonnie Lee 2017 87 $35
Shiraz Cochise County Guns and Kisses 2015 84 $72
RUNE
Grenache Willcox Pillsbury Vineyard 2017 86 $32
Syrah Willcox Wild Pillsbury Vineyard 2016 83 $48
SALVATORE VINEYARDS
Fumé Blanc Willcox 2017 84 $50
Sangiovese Willcox Reserve 2015 87 $100
SAND RECKONER
7 Willcox 2015 84 $45
Malvasia Bianca Willcox 2017 86 $35
THE ODDITY WINE COLLECTIVE
Sangiovese Arizona Satyr Cimarron Vineyard 2017 87 $33
Tempranillo Arizona Siren Cimarron Vineyard 2017 89 $38


COLORADO

Wine Score Price
BOOKCLIFF
Cabernet Franc Colorado Reserve 2016 81 $27
Ensemble Colorado 2016 85 $20
BUCKEL
Cabernet Franc Colorado 2017 87 $24
Chardonnay Colorado 2017 85 $28
CARBOY
Blan.co Grand Valley 2018 82 $28
Cabernet Franc Grand Valley 2017 80 $32
COLTERRIS
Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Valley Riverside Vineyard Estate Selection 2016 88 $45
Petit Verdot Grand Valley 2016 87 $24
THE INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM
Cabernet Franc Grand Valley 2016 85 $25
The Bubble Universe Grand Valley 2015 88 $50
MAISON LA BELLE VIE
Mourvèdre Grand Valley Evolve Wines 2017 90 $38
Tempranillo Grand Valley Evolve Wines 2016 87 $36
MONKSHOOD CELLARS
Chenin Blanc Colorado Hoodoo Vineyard 2017 85 $38
Syrah Colorado White Water Vineyard 2017 86 $44
PLUM CREEK
Cabernet Franc Colorado 2016 85 $28
Petit Verdot Grand Valley 2017 83 $35
RED FOX CELLARS
Dolcetto Grand Valley 2016 86 $24
Nebbiolo Grand Valley 2017 81 $38
SNOWY PEAKS WINERY
Élevé Grand Valley 2017 83 $24
Sebastian's Reserve Grand Valley 2017 82 $27
STONE COTTAGE
Chardonnay West Elks 2018 84 $24
Merlot West Elks 2016 85 $24
SUTCLIFFE VINEYARDS
Torrid II Reserved Red Colorado 2015 83 $48
Viognier Colorado 2018 85 $32
THE STORM CELLAR
Riesling Dry West Elks 2018 84 $22
Riesling West Elks 2018 85 $20
TURQUOISE MESA
Cabernet Franc Colorado 2017 83 $25
Vintner's Reserve Colorado 2017 89 $28
WHITEWATER HILL
Cabernet Franc Grand Valley 2017 85 $21
Ethereal Grand Valley 2017 82 $29


IDAHO

Wine Score Price
BITNER
Merlot-Petit Verdot Snake River Valley 2015 85 $33
Mi Tierra Reserve Snake River Valley 2014 88 $85
Tempranillo Snake River Valley Erletxe 2015 88 $33
CINDER
Chardonnay Snake River Valley 2018 82 $23
Riesling Snake River Valley Off-Dry 2018 86 $23
Syrah Snake River Valley 2016 89 $30
CLEARWATER CANYON
Cabernet Sauvignon Lewis-Clark Valley Louis Delsol Heritage Series 2016 87 $32
COILED
Riesling Snake River Valley Dry 2018 84 $19
Sidewinder Idaho-Washington 2017 88 $30
COLTER'S CREEK
Syrah Lewis-Clark Valley 2017 83 $20
FUJISHIN FAMILY
Amatino Snake River Valley 2016 89 $27
Tempranillo Snake River Valley 2016 83 $25
HAT RANCH
Hat Trick Red Snake River Valley 2016 86 $27
HUSTON
Cabernet Sauvignon Snake River Valley 2015 88 $32
INDIAN CREEK
Merlot Snake River Valley 2016 89 $18
Riesling Snake River Valley 2018 87 $16
Star Garnet Snake River Valley 2016 89 $15
Tempranillo Snake River Valley 2015 83 $27
KOENIG
Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Snake River Valley 2016 88 $28
Syrah Snake River Valley Three Vineyard Cuvée 2016 88 $25
SAWTOOTH
Grenache Snake River Valley Trout Trilogy 2015 86 $35
Petit Verdot Snake River Valley Classic Fly Series 2017 84 $35
Riesling Snake River Valley Dry Classic Fly Series 2018 89 $18
Syrah Snake River Valley Trout Series 2017 85 $35
SCORIA
Petit Verdot Snake River Valley 2016 87 $28
SPLIT RAIL
Cabernet Sauvignon Snake River Valley 2015 87 $30
Swamp Donkey Snake River Valley 2016 88 $21
STE. CHAPELLE
Gewürztraminer Snake River Valley Panoramic Idaho 2018 85 $20
Open Air Snake River Valley 2016 89 $22
Riesling Snake River Valley Special Harvest 2017 89 $12
Syrah Snake River Valley Panoramic Idaho 2016 88 $25
TELAYA
Turas Snake River Valley 2016 84 $32
VALE
Chardonnay Snake River Valley 2018 87 $21
VIZCAYA WINERY
Tempranillo Snake River Valley 2014 85 $29
WILLIAMSON
Cabernet Sauvignon Snake River Valley 2016 88 $30
Syrah Snake River Valley Reserve 2016 85 $40


NEW MEXICO

Wine Score Price
BLACK MESA
Riesling New Mexico Velarde NV 84 $19
GRUET
Blanc de Blancs American NV 87 $18
Blanc de Blancs American Sauvage NV 87 $20
Blanc de Noirs American Extended Tirage NV 86 $30
Brut Rosé American NV 87 $19
Demi-Sec American NV 86 $16
Pinot Meunier New Mexico 30th Anniversary NV 86 $42
Pinot Noir New Mexico Rosé 2018 88 $15
Rosé American Extended Tirage NV 83 $34
Rosé American Sauvage NV 87 $20
LA VIÑA
Heritage Mesilla Valley New Mexico NV 86 $26
Sauvignon Blanc New Mexico Mesilla Valley 2018 83 $17
NOISY WATER
Cabernet Sauvignon New Mexico Reserve 2017 82 $48
Merlot New Mexico Winemaker's Select 2018 81 $36
SHATTUCK
Zinfandel New Mexico The Consequence Of 2018 85 $35
SHEEHAN
Syrah New Mexico 2017 84 $35
VIVAC
Cabernet Sauvignon New Mexico 2016 87 $24
Grüner Veltliner New Mexico 1725 2018 80 $24
Tempranillo New Mexico 2018 85 $19
WINES OF THE SAN JUAN
Tribulation Reserve New Mexico 2014 86 $40
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