Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2017
Score
84–87
Drink Window
NYR
Description

Difficult growing season led to inconsistent wines

Description

Difficult growing season led to inconsistent wines

Vintage
2016
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description

A warm year gave structured and balanced reds

Description

A warm year gave structured and balanced reds

Vintage
2015
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Hot and dry; structured reds, some hot
Description
Hot and dry; structured reds, some hot
Vintage
2014
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A cool growing season produced fresh, savory wines
Description
A cool growing season produced fresh, savory wines
Vintage
2013
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
A cool, wet growing season; many wines green, diluted
Description
A cool, wet growing season; many wines green, diluted
Vintage
2012
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Drought reduced yields; powerful wines, but some are clumsy
Description
Drought reduced yields; powerful wines, but some are clumsy
Vintage
2011
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Dry, sunny growing season produced ripe reds
Description
Dry, sunny growing season produced ripe reds
Vintage
2010
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Ripe, balanced wines, fresh and focused
Description
Ripe, balanced wines, fresh and focused
Vintage
2009
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Hot and dry season; solid wines with ripe fruit
Description
Hot and dry season; solid wines with ripe fruit
Vintage
2008
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced wines, focused and expressive, with bright acidity
Description
Balanced wines, focused and expressive, with bright acidity
Vintage
2007
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Cool growing season; many light wines
Description
Cool growing season; many light wines
Vintage
2006
Score
82
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Fresh, supple wines with crisp flavors
Description
Fresh, supple wines with crisp flavors
Vintage
2005
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Lively, balanced and graceful; firm yet expressive
Description
Lively, balanced and graceful; firm yet expressive
Vintage
2004
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Balanced, with ripe black fruit flavors and lively acidity
Description
Balanced, with ripe black fruit flavors and lively acidity
Vintage
2003
Score
86
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Hot year. Ripe fruit with good concentration, but some overripeness
Description
Hot year. Ripe fruit with good concentration, but some overripeness
Vintage
2002
Score
84
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Cool summer, rainy harvest, low yields. Best wines are ripe and concentrated
Description
Cool summer, rainy harvest, low yields. Best wines are ripe and concentrated
Vintage
2001
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Hot, dry weather gave ripe wines with opulent flavors and powerful structure
Description
Hot, dry weather gave ripe wines with opulent flavors and powerful structure
Vintage
2000
Score
85
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Huge yields. Top producers made good wines, but others are light
Description
Huge yields. Top producers made good wines, but others are light

Notable older vintages: 1995, 1994, 1982, 1964



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