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.
Top panel tasting wines of 2016
Steven Spurrier’s top wines of 2016
Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2016
Admittedly, the list below is California-heavy. But expect to see more from Oregon and Washington for 2017…
Mayacamas Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 1975
Older Napa Cabernets can be spectacular—if you pick the right ones...