Influential wine lovers’ publication Wine Enthusiast has come up with a list of top 100 wines that promise to age into lush rich wines — so long as consumers resist the urge to open them immediately.
Pointing out that 80 percent of wines purchased are consumed within 48 hours, editors compiled a list dubbed Cellar Selections 2012 — bottles that should be destined for the wine cellar for future sipping.
Here are their top 10 Cellar Selections picks which come from all over the world and range from $40 to $135.
1. Marchesi Antoni 2008 Guado al Tasso, from Bolgheri Superiore, Italy
2. Pirouette 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, USA
3. Chateau Léoville-Barton 2009 Saint-Julien, France
4. Ridge 2009 Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
5. Capanna 2007 Brunello di Montalcino, Italy
6. Brundlmayer 2010 Zobinger Heiligestein Erste Lage Alte Reben Reserve Riesling, Kamptal, Austria
7. Quilceda Creek 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, USA
8. Louis Jadot 2009 Corton-Pougets, France
9. Evening Land 2010 Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills, USA
10. Longoria 2009 Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, USA
For the full list, visit Wine Enthusiast.