William Kelley’s top American fine wines of 2016

Here's the top 10 tasted by our expert in the last 12 months...

William Kelley’s top American fine wines of 2016

2016 has been a year filled with great wines and thrilling tastings, so singling out my top 10 was always going to be a challenge.

For the most part, I’ve focussed on fully-mature bottles of striking quality, but I’ve also taken the opportunity to single out a few of my favourite producers, several wines that may be somewhat under-the-radar, and one or two of some historical significance.



Admittedly, the list below is California-heavy. But expect to see more from Oregon and Washington for 2017…