Top Shelf October 2007

This month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.



Published:

Here's a look at this month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy. For full tasting notes on these and hundreds of other wines, visit to our Buying Guide.

 

 

 

 

 
Cellar Selection

 

95 Le Salette 2003 Pergole Vece (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico); $118. This first-rate Amarone by Franco Scamperle earns an A for typicity and intensity. The aromas are enticing and pristine, with nuances of forest berry, red apple, chocolate, espresso, resin, chopped herbs and cherry pie. Imported by Vias Imports. —M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Editors' Choice

 

95 Domaine des Baumard 2005 Clos du Papillon (Savennières); $32. A superb wine, fresh and ripe, with a characteristic edge of caramel, opulence and still a dry bone of acidity. It promises to age for a long time—15-20 years if you can wait. In the meantime, it has youthful vigor and freshness. Screwcap. Available in the United States from January 2008. Imported by Ex-Cellars Wine Agencies, Inc. —R.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Best Buy

 

90 Epiphany 2006 Grenache Rosé (Santa Barbara County); $14. Dark in color and full-bodied for a rosé, this is enormously concentrated in the ripest, sweetest red and black cherries. Turns increasingly complex in the mouth, showing layers of anise, vanilla and spice. —S.H.

 

Related Articles

Napa's Unsung Whites

Though often overshadowed by the region’s big reds, Napa Valley’s top white wines shouldn’t be overlooked.

5 Spring Wines to Sip On

Our editors handpicked the perfect wines to help you mark these glorious rites of the season.

Vinitaly 2014: Natural Wine Continues to Trend

Italy’s massive wine trade fair continues to see an uptick in attendance.

Kosher Wines for Passover

Just in time for Passover, these wines deserve your attention.

Add your comment:

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

>

Related Web Articles