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Why let me it's -- we gotta talk about why and what's really cool is we're gonna talk about some darn good line today because we are so fortunate.
How it -- the executive editor wine spectator magazine times Matthews with us to reveal the top 100 for 2012.
People are we of the -- -- this lists and threatens your exclusive I and it's the -- actually so let's talk about.
What it takes to -- the top -- -- -- looking for.
Well let's start with the whole pool why spectator we rate 171000 -- and went off.
All -- blind tastings so every chance.
Now let me ask you get people seventy KG so yeah indeed -- authorities we can't visit our.
But there we know the winds that our readers are interested in and we try to case -- -- So 171000 whines about 5000 of them earned outstanding ratings ninety points or higher -- -- hundred points so that's.
The pool C start an idea -- -- then we're looking for the ones that have the best scores.
Also the best prices lowest prices.
The most availability.
And what we called X-Factor.
Kind of excitement -- what got us excited about these ones so it's based century and as well Suton payments right.
-- -- price the first average price -- preach -- 46 dollars.
Not too bad we find that out of the whole pool of ninety point one is the average price of seventy dollars so we are looking for value in fact there's there's.
Twenty wines that are 25 dollars and less on us.
Let's -- you have a team of seven people seven editors plus of course the owner Marvin Shanken who sit and you just -- -- what did you.
You know well somebody's got -- and and then.
Do you all have similar pallets.
We case together enough so that we more or less -- young one makes a great -- but each region has a different.
Editor in charge -- that region is his taste or hurt us -- -- the top ten in the one of the year we all get together with maybe twenty.
Possible candidates and we -- and together blind again and we talk and we fight and we debate we argue things.
It shows that -- number one wind is from California.
From Napa Valley.
And but it's -- from the top producer Shafer vineyards.
But it's not their cabernet which is what happened is known for their -- -- -- it's Iran and the -- to -- Very unusual wind very distinctive for Napa.
And a terrific and why -- that mean it number one.
Well 96 points is a classic rating great rating.
Sixty dollars for classic wine is a very fair prizes they made 3000 cases which is -- generous quantity.
And we just felt like it was such a curve ball.
Nine cabernet from the cavern a region so we -- with -- four -- -- yet and I was telling you before we started I recently administration estimates and how they basically put Napa on the map necessary as a great line is an.
Tremendous -- And not just cabernet but also Merlo Chardonnay and pinot noirs and this era so.
It's a very diverse region is just blessed with great soil great weather -- incredible passion on the one it -- France though you're number two.
-- -- The Rhone valley of France had tremendous -- in 2010.
The winds are just superb.
Just the right climate and so we have to ones from the round -- And it's number two -- from -- does.
-- very expensive forty dollars and another tremendous.
And that -- asking about two hands.
From Australia -- -- in its unions is an.
You know Australia's got a bad rap recently everybody says he's -- -- shrouds that are over the hill there forget about it well it's just not true.
And they're delicious wines they tend to be reasonably priced and you know if you're steak eater or you like a big bold red that these ones are.
So everything's in general you know as a learning about line the first thing everybody says is go with what you.
But yet I think we find that we also go with the rating too don't we should we be doing.
Well first of all you should go with what -- everybody should follow her on talent and everybody has -- different -- But how do you learn what's good and what's not could say in music.
You have -- music teacher you listen to people to -- music that's considered great and that way you learn about what you like -- music what's considered can't -- with -- hesitates.
You're not born with a talent that understands everything so.
Work with somebody that knows a little bit better than you do have to -- more experience.
And try -- one suspect.
96 is that the killer -- for that Schaeffer and I got to believe everyone's gonna go out wanna buy it can.
Well the 2008 which is the one -- -- -- was reviewed last January.
So that -- is pretty much gone but and this is another -- for you Tracy again the 2009.
Yen 96 points really just hitting the market.
To get time to get your own atmosphere so the 2009 may not be -- one of the year but it's going to be so it's it's -- relentless just just at the end.
Just -- -- -- Thank you do with this a year in advance this list you start basically -- and -- -- takes all the ones we've reviewed in the per calendar.
Going all the way back in January of two that.
Yeah okay so you're so what's coming down the pike and easiest -- transit meet the mission that is -- I guess on the top of the list is -- -- -- right.
Well and that's my first points diversity yet.
You know it used to be France and then it was France and California and now it's the entire world in its southern Italy and you have -- I was Sicilian when I well they're doing great Greece is doing great.
Oregon is doing great at and Spain is doing so diversity is a huge part thirteen countries represented in your list right there are -- -- -- the world team.
He thinks the next day.
The next big line.
But you know why I just don't think there's going to be that hegemony you -- I think it's -- be everywhere everywhere quality everywhere -- -- coming back to.
-- that at least I was an actor recently.
There's a lot more discussion.
This -- -- the shortened day and all that talked about again for.
There and I think it the next trend I would say his value you know some of these winds.
Catalyst to a from -- 16100 dollars and released but you can buy for twenty dollars you can -- great ones.
But that's pretty job.
-- meeting the winemakers in the passionate people.
Mean you've interviewed the minutia everyone comes from a different background but -- all just passionate and intelligent and ball.
Rainy or a kid did you -- that you look at and just you know you're gonna end up in this business.
No I was always wanted to be a writer and I went to Spain to write the great American novel.
And I ran out of money and friends and that's -- -- in -- -- -- that was it.
And -- -- When things about.
Teaching line is that he -- -- when she can ever increasing I have to averaging just.
But a lot of bottles are meant to be how can we talk about that a little because I have new patients -- and -- -- -- today.
O line in each the way people think it's -- -- Well you have to have enough experience you have to drink that Bordeaux 1980 when it's young and then in 2000.
So that then when you taste the 2000 you have an idea in my case and point one.
When I would advise you Tracy -- -- case.
Drink the bottle now.
Enjoy it then in a year drink the second bottle and so forth and then you'll find.
What stage of the ones evolution pleases.
-- -- -- then -- -- -- -- like a rat you know I'm as a -- -- and keeping notes and how do you remember yeah you got to keep guns.
What's your favorite right now.
-- I mean the one and one half tomorrow and I would like Turkey yes is -- well on the go back to boredom.
Border because it reminds me of -- -- It's.
-- eleven I.
From what I'm hearing was not agree your weather wise enough and -- -- here I think California and California it's -- for the 2000 eleven's.
That will eventually the market.
Well hopefully they'll be lower priced so they'll be some value but.
You know you might want to just skip here.
Does -- the -- -- in theory right if you did.
Whether it wasn't as cooperative as she the farmers you know which -- pick which.
He could have some good ones definitely some hasn't Bucs are here totally agree that fact check up when you don't trust them.
And so you -- -- it sounds good but you know we don't know yet.
You know -- -- in Atlanta 2014.
In -- And what else the pilot on the lists.
There's a nine dollar Chianti.
From Poland are you got ninety points you know sometimes something really just -- -- -- cabinet that the certificate.
So there you go you know I mean it's meant to be a conversation piece we need you and directions you might not but your point earlier.
We cannot go out by many of these -- can not humanity but we also have a bunch of values in here that will be available.
So that you content.
It started here.
And you -- -- in 2009 chief sir I have to go after that I think you can.
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Executive editor why expected -- make sure you pick up at the top 100 issue.
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