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2012 Wine of the Week Reviews

Come back every Monday to discover great new bottles with our Wine of the Week

Each Monday we post a new review of a typically low-production wine in our Wine of the Week section and feature everything from prestigious Champagnes to value Cabernet Sauvignons. Our special selections, which are often chosen from boutique wineries, are picked to match the season. This archive page lists, by the month, all of our featured weekly wine reviews for 2012.

December 31, 2012

Wine label of Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millesime Brut, our wine of the week
Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millésime Brut
Made from 57 per cent Chardonnay and 43 per cent Pinot Noir, the 2000 Grand Millésime is a flexible Champagne that would go well with a wide variety of foods.

December 24, 2012

Wine label of Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois, our wine of the week
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois
Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. The Brut Sous Bois is a unique cuvée vinified in oak and boasting a lovely mouthfeel.

December 17, 2012

Wine label of Château Climens 2005 Premier Cru, our wine of the week
Château Climens 2005 Premier Cru
A First Growth Sauternes producer, Château Climens has been run by Bérénice Lurton since 1992. Silky on the tongue, the 2005 offers exactly the weight and viscosity you would hope for from a late harvest wine.

December 10, 2012

Wine label of Handley Cellars 2003 Brut, our wine of the week
Handley Cellars 2003 Brut
An Anderson Valley pioneer, Milla Handley struck out on her own in 1982, when she made Handley Cellars' first wine. Her 2003 Brut, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, displays flavors of peach, lemon and honey.

December 3, 2012
Aneri Prosecco Brut

November 26, 2012
Testa Vineyards 2009 Black "DUE"

November 19, 2012
Robert John Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

November 12, 2012
Bonny Doon Vineyard 2008 Bien Nacido X-Block Syrah

November 5, 2012
Thornton Winery 2011 Roussane

October 29, 2012
Pinnacle Ridge 2010 Trio

October 22, 2012
Joseph Jewell 2009 Pinot Noir Elk Prairie Vineyard

October 15, 2012
Bodegas Marqués de Vizhoja Torre La Moreira Albariño

October 8, 2012
Dunstan Wines 2009 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

October 1, 2012
Adelsheim Vineyard 2011 Auxerrois

September 24, 2012
Brancott Estate 2010 'B' Sauvignon Blanc

September 17, 2012
Round Pond 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

September 10, 2012
Serego Alighieri 2004 Vaio Armaron Amarone Classico

September 3, 2012
Methymnaeos 2010 Dry Red Wine

August 27, 2012
Buccio Winery 2009 Chardonnay

August 20, 2012
R. Stuart & Co. 2008 Autograph Pinot Noir

August 13, 2012
Valserrano 2006 Graciano

August 6, 2012
Cloudy Bay Vineyards 2009 Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

July 30, 2012
Cobb Wines 2008 Emmaline Ann Vineyard Pinot Noir

July 23, 2012
Cross Keys Vineyards 2011 Fiore

July 16, 2012
Concannon Vineyard 2008 Captain Joe's Petite Sirah

July 9, 2012
Lost Canyon Winery 2010 Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay

July 2, 2012
Soter Vineyards 2009 Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir

June 25, 2012
Paradigm Winery 2008 Merlot

June 18, 2012
Benessere Vineyards 2010 Napa Valley Pinot Grigio

June 11, 2012
Kellerei-Cantina Andrian 2007 Rubeno

June 4, 2012
Wine Guerrilla 2009 Clopton Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

May 28, 2012
Chateau Dereszla 2006 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos

May 21, 2012
Muddy Water 2009 Hare's Breath Pinot Noir

May 14, 2012
Oak Knoll Winery 2008 Riesling

May 7, 2012
Amapola Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

April 30, 2012
Sequana 2008 Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

April 23, 2012
Molnar Family 2008 Chardonnay, Poseidon's Vineyard

April 16, 2012
Trefethen Family Vineyards 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

April 9, 2012
Chateau Chantal 2010 Pinot Gris

April 2, 2012
Fäsi Crest 2008 Syrah

March 26, 2012
Hill Family Estate 2009 "Carly's Cuvée" Chardonnay

March 19, 2012
Eponymous 2009 Cabernet Franc

March 12, 2012

Buty 2008 Columbia Rediviva

March 5, 2012
Clif Family Winery 2008 "Kit's Killer Cab"

February 27, 2012
Cobblestone 2009 Pinot Noir "Te Muna"

February 20, 2012

Halter Ranch 2008 Côtes de Paso

February 13, 2012
Lasseter 2008 Amoureux

February 6, 2012
Wilson Creek Decadencia

January 30, 2012

Charles Krug 2008 Family Reserve Generations

January 23, 2012
Belle Glos 2009 Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir

January 16, 2012
Andis Wines 2009 Petite Sirah

January 9, 2012
Thomas George Estates 2009 Pinot Blanc Saralee's Vineyard

January 2, 2012
Stoller Vineyards 2007 SV Estate Pinot Noir


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