Robert Parker's Guide to the Best of 2015
Best New Releases
2012 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Vineyard - Napa
2012 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder - Napa
2012 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine - Napa
Best Value Wines
2013 Finca Villacreces Pruno - Ribera del Duero, Spain
2013 Bodegas Castano Solanera - Yecla, Spain
2014 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha - Campo de Borja, Spain
Greatest Wine Drinking Experiences
1968 Beaulieu Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Georges de Latour
1982 Lafleur - Pomerol
1971 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - Napa
Best Dining Experiences
A six hour lunch at the home of Spanish chef José Andrés
Lunch at Il Pozzo
in Tuscany with Monica Larner, my two God-Children from Singapore, my
wife and friends-great food,wines and ambience-the essence of living
Finally experiencing the beauty, tranquility, hospitality and wonderful wine and food at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
Best Vertical / Retrospective Tasting
1998-2010 Château Pavie - St. Emilion
Best 3 Get-a-Life Outside of Wine Things
- Taking a private Gulfstream 450 roundtrip from Baltimore to Florence.
- Being the first wine critic inducted into the California Vintner's Hall of Fame.
- Making the entire drive of the Big Sur on Highway 1 from Carmel to Santa Barbara.
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