Mark Aselstine
 
October 7, 2011 | Mark Aselstine

Wine Enthusiast and Their Best Value's for 2011

I'll admit, it felt a little early to start seeing best of lists for 2011 when we only recently started the 4th quarter of the year, but Wine Enthusiast released their Top 100 Value Wines of 2011.

While I won't stop to belabor the point, one thing you'll notice with only a short glance at the list, there are still excellent wines produced in California for fair prices.  California has 3 wines in the top 10 and another 3 falling between 11 and 20.

It seems that so many retailers of late have talked at length about the values created in Spain, Portugal and elsewhere while they've seemingly forgotten about California.  It is worth noting that Washington State continues to show well and I think it quickly becoming the clear cut choice for the second most important wine producing state in the United States.  Oregon certainly makes world class Pinot Noir, but the depth of choice from Washington at several price points is almost staggering compared to where it was only a decade ago.

Enjoy the list.

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