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 well!

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

  1. Taking a private Gulfstream 450 roundtrip from Baltimore to Florence.
  2. Being the first wine critic inducted into the California Vintner's Hall of Fame.
  3. Making the entire drive of the Big Sur on Highway 1 from Carmel to Santa Barbara.

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