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Trimbach Alsace $$ – $$$$$ Low to High 90s Clos Ste Hune, reference point in Alsace, age-worthy Large
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Bernard Magrez Bordeaux $$$ – $$$$ High 90s to 100 Iconic, profound, generous, age-worthy Medium
Château Léoville Poyferré Bordeaux $$$$ – $$$$$ High 90s to 100 Classic, profound, age-worthy Medium
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Albert Bichot Burgundy $ – $$$$$ Low to High 90s 6 historic family-owned domaines, holdings throughout Burgundy Large
Bouchard Père & Fils Burgundy $$$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Historic, precise, sustainable Medium to Large
Clos de la Chapelle Burgundy $$$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Historic vineyard, old vines, organic/biodynamic Tiny
Clos de Tart Burgundy $$$$$ Mid to High 90s Legendary Grand Cru, low yields, built to age Tiny
Domaine Bertagna Burgundy $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Terroir-driven, finessed, elegant, balanced Small
Etienne Sauzet Burgundy $$$ – $$$$$ Low to High 90s Refined, rich, floral Small
Laurent Ponsot Burgundy $$$ – $$$$$ Mid to High 90s Innovative, dynamic, distinctive, complex Small
Louis Michel Chablis $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Lean, mineral, pure Chablis — no oak used Small
Thibault Liger-Belair Burgundy $$$ – $$$$$ Mid to High 90s Biodynamic, low intervention, complex Small
Vincent Girardin Burgundy $$ – $$$$$ Mid 90s Pure, elegant, balanced Medium
William Fèvre Chablis $$$ – $$$$ Low to High 90s Organic/biodynamic, mineral, precise, crisp Medium
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Champagne Boizel Champagne $$$ – $$$$$ Low 90s Historic cellar, elegant, low dosage, long lees aging Medium
Champagne Henriot Champagne $$$ – $$$$ Low to High 90s Family-owned, Grand Marque, Chardonnay focus, organic Medium
Charles Heidsieck Champagne $$$ – $$$$ Mid 90s First in U.S., classic, vivacious, delicate Medium
Philipponnat Champagne $$$ – $$$$$ Mid to High 90s Oldest single vineyard, monopole, intense, fresh, mineral Small to Medium
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Château de Berne Côtes de Provence $$ – $$$ Low 90s Rosé specialist, expressive, aromatic, authentic Large
Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf du Pape $$$ – $$$$ Mid 90s to 100 Traditonal — ripe, gamy, rustic, spicy Small
Ferraton Hermitage $$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Rising star, terroir-driven, biodynamic Medium
Georges Vernay Condrieu $$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Reference point in Condrieu; top Cote Rotie Small
Mas de Daumas Gassac Languedoc $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Unique, complex, balanced; built to age Small
Stéphane Ogier Côte-Rôtie $$ – $$$$$ High 90s to 100 Pure, artisinal Syrah — deep, full, precise Small
Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf du Pape $$ – $$$$$ Mid 90s to 100 Biodynamic, classic, elegant, very old vines Tiny
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Azelia Barolo $$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Historic, family-owned, old vines, classic, pure Small
Borgogno Barolo $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Traditional, classic, long aging Small
E. Pira – Chiara Boschis Barolo $$ – $$$ Low to High 90s Feminine approach – structured, elegant, perfumed Tiny
La Spinetta Barbaresco $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Rich, deep fruit, high quality across broad range Large
Massolino Barolo $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Structured, age-worthy, powerful Small
Pelissero Barbaresco $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Dynamic, consistent, refined Small to Medium
Rivetto Barolo $$$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Powerful yet elegant, pure Serralunga Small
Travaglini Alto Piemonte $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Elegant, ageable, classic, iconic bottle shape Small to Medium
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Elena Fucci Vulture $$ – $$$ Mid 90s Structured, full-bodied, mineral, vibrant Tiny
Feudi di San Gregorio Campania $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Dynamic, expressive, complex, intense Large
Mastroberardino Campania $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Historic, regional reference, honest, classic Large
Passopisciaro Mt. Etna $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Inky, smoky, nervy, unique Small
Tenuta di Castellaro Sicily $$ – $$$ Low 90s Intense, perfumed, mineral Tiny to Small
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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino $$$ – $$$$ Mid 90s to 100 Sophisticated, silky, pure, ascendant Small
Castello del Terriccio Super Tuscan $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Powerful, expressive, age-worthy Small to Medium
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Historical, iconic, elegant, age-worthy Medium
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino $$ – $$$ Mid 90s to 100 Classic, age-worthy Small to Medium
Fontodi Chianti Classico $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s to 100 Powerful, rich, reference Chianti Medium
Il Carnasciale Super Tuscan $$$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Unique varietal, deep, complex, balanced Tiny
La Massa – Giorgio Primo Super Tuscan $$ – $$$ Low to High 90s Rich fruit, great balance Small
Monteverro Super Tuscan $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Ambitious, complex, rich, silky, polished Small
Poliziano Montepulciano $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Regional benchmark, powerful, complex Large
Tenuta di Trinoro Super Tuscan $$ – $$$$ Mid to High 90s Concentrated, approachable, extravagant, persistent Small
Tolaini Chianti Classico $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Mix of tradition and innovation, vibrant, balanced Small to Medium
Torre a Cona Chianti $$ – $$$ Low 90s Structured, balanced, high-toned Small
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Alois Lageder Alto Adige $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Biodynamic, diverse, mineral, precise Large
Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta $$ – $$$$ Low to High 90s Regional benchmark, long lees aging, complex, precise Large
Elena Walch Alto Adige $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Historic estate, feminine touch, mineral, vibrant Medium
Marchesi Fumanelli Amarone $$ – $$$ Low 90s Historic, intense, concentrated, vibrant Medium
Prà Amarone $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Age-worthy, refined, pure, vibrant Medium
Venica & Venica Friuli $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Diverse, aeromatic, complex, textured Small
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Dr. Loosen Mosel $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Pure, terroir-expressive, mineral, slate Small
Leitz Rheingau $$ – $$$ Mid 90s Powerful, mineral, dry, singular Large
Maximin Grünhaus Ruwer $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Historic estate, natural, complex, built to age Small
Robert Weil Rheingau $$ – $$$ Low to Mid 90s Deep, full, mineral-driven, age-worthy Large
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ARTADI Rioja $$ – $$$$$ Mid 90s to 100 Concentrated, elegant, nuanced, complex Small to Medium
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero $$ – $$$$$ Mid 90s Exuberant, distinctive, regional benchmark Large
Raventós i Blanc Penedès $$ – $$$ Mid 90s Historic, native, sustainable, marine soils Medium
Vall Llach Priorat $$ – $$$ Mid 90s Big, powerful, rich, spicy Small
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Elderton Barossa $$ – $$$$$ Low to High 90s Classic, old vines, rich, age-worthy Medium
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Gusbourne Sussex $$$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Elegant, pure, mineral, fresh, balanced Small
Ridgeview Sussex $$ – $$$$ Mid 90s Pioneering, fresh, lively, mineral Small to Medium
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Chateau Musar Lebanon $$ – $$$$ Low to Mid 90s Historic estate, complex, rustic, age-worthy, iconic Medium

Scores:

Low 90s = 90 to 93
Mid 90s = 93 to 96
High 90s = 96 to 99
100 = 100

Prices:

$ = less than $25
$$ = $25 to $50
$$$ = $50 to $100
$$$$ = $100 to $200
$$$$$ = more than $200

Annual Production:

Tiny = less than 5k cases
Small = 5 – 20k cases
Medium = 20 – 50k cases
Large = over 50k cases