Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2018
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description

Mid-September showers revived vines stressed by a warm, arid summer, laying the groundwork for excellent wines.

Description

Mid-September showers revived vines stressed by a warm, arid summer, laying the groundwork for excellent wines.

Vintage
2017
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description

A cold, rainy spring and hot, dry summer led to potentially angular wines, but quality is generally high

Description

A cold, rainy spring and hot, dry summer led to potentially angular wines, but quality is generally high

Vintage
2016
Score
97
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Early and warm vintage with pockets of cool weather in summer, lending balance and elegance
Description
Early and warm vintage with pockets of cool weather in summer, lending balance and elegance
Vintage
2015
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Large clusters helped to balance a hot vintage toward elegance
Description
Large clusters helped to balance a hot vintage toward elegance
Vintage
2014
Score
96
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A very large crop was able to attain balance in a hot vintage
Description
A very large crop was able to attain balance in a hot vintage
Vintage
2013
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Rain turned a very ripe year into a light, uneven vintage
Description
Rain turned a very ripe year into a light, uneven vintage
Vintage
2012
Score
97
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ideal conditions produced generous wines; not over the top
Description
Ideal conditions produced generous wines; not over the top
Vintage
2011
Score
85
Drink Window
Past peak
Description

Light, bordering on fragile; tantalizing if flavorful enough

Description

Light, bordering on fragile; tantalizing if flavorful enough

Vintage
2010
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Best have real ripeness and depth, with modest alcohol
Description
Best have real ripeness and depth, with modest alcohol
Vintage
2009
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Supple structures, bold flavors
Description
Supple structures, bold flavors
Vintage
2008
Score
96
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Perfect balance of light textures and rich, vivid flavors
Description
Perfect balance of light textures and rich, vivid flavors
Vintage
2007
Score
84
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Delicate wines; some can benefit from cellaring, others weak
Description
Delicate wines; some can benefit from cellaring, others weak
Vintage
2006
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ripe flavors, but fruit character mostly fresh, not dried
Description
Ripe flavors, but fruit character mostly fresh, not dried
Vintage
2005
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Like 2004, wines are superbly balanced
Description
Like 2004, wines are superbly balanced
Vintage
2004
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Clear, pure flavors and excellent balance
Description
Clear, pure flavors and excellent balance
Vintage
2003
Score
87
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Some great wines, but others are overripe
Description
Some great wines, but others are overripe
Vintage
2002
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Extraordinary balance, pure flavors; some great wines
Description
Extraordinary balance, pure flavors; some great wines
Vintage
2001
Score
91
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Many elegant wines, but others reflect excessive yields
Description
Many elegant wines, but others reflect excessive yields
Vintage
2000
Score
90
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Many intense wines, but beware those caught in late-season rain
Description
Many intense wines, but beware those caught in late-season rain
Vintage
1999
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Brilliantly flavorful, focused wines
Description
Brilliantly flavorful, focused wines
Vintage
1998
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Rich, classic wines; few poor bottles, some are tannic
Description
Rich, classic wines; few poor bottles, some are tannic


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

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

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.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR