The Winners

In this file we display the winners of the wine tastings since January 1, 1993. However, in some instances, the competition from the other wines was not judged to be significant. In those case, we will report no winner. We also omitted one tasting of three wines in which all three tied for first place.

If the "win" is statistically significant, we shall place an asterisk next to the wine's name. If more than one wine is listed as a winner, they have tied for first place. In such a case, the vintages of the winning wines are given in the same order as their names.




Date Tasted Wine Vintage Report
1/1/1993 Taittenger Comptes de Champagnes * 1985 Report -20
6/8/1993 Château Margaux * 1953 Report -19
11/23/1993 Château Ducru Beaucaillou * 1966 Report -18
2/14/1994 Sassicaia * 1988 Report -17
4/25/1994 Hermitage La Chappelle * 1979 Report -16
1/15/95 Château la Lagune * 1966 Report -15
3/6/95 Barolo Sperss and Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 1988 and 1978 Report -14
4/10/95 Torres Gran Coronas Black Label 1973 and 1977 Report -13
5/6/1995 Dunn Howell Mountain * 1986 Report -12
10/16/1995 Côte-Rôtie, La Turque 1985 Report -11
11/13/1995 Bonnes Mares * 1976 Report -10
3/28/1996 Viña Arana Reserva Bod. Alta Rioja ? Report -9
5/2/1996 Château Gruaud Larose 1979 Report -8
5/8/1996 Château Palmer 1989 Report -7
11/18/1996 Château Cheval Blanc * 1983 Report -6
2/10/1997 Château Clos René and Château Marbuzet 1982 and 1983 Report -5
4/14/1997 Château Latour 1980 Report -4
5/5/1997 Château Lafite 1959 Report -3
9/28/1997 Hermitage La Chappelle * 1982 Report -2
1/2/1998 Stag's Leap 1985 Report 1
3/9/1998 Cheval Blanc * 1970 Report 2
3/9/1998 Josepg Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 1977 Report 3
3/30/1998 Sassicaia 1986 Report 4
5/4/1998 Ceretto Barolo Prapo 1990 Report 5
10/17/1998 Busch/Pündericher Marienburg Spätlese * 1997 Report 6
11/28/1998 Bandol Tempier * 1975 Report 7
12/7/1998 Cos d'Estournel * 1982 Report 8
12/14/1998 Barbaresco 1976 Report 9
12/18/1998 Bichot,Les Echezeaux Grand Cru * 1994 Report 10
1/29/1999 Busch/Pündericher Marienburg Spätlese * 1997 Report 11
2/15/1999 Lenz 1988 Report 13
3/1/1999 Le Bonheur Cabernet 1995 Report 14
1/15/1999 CloudyBay * 1997 Report 15
1/26/1999 L'Aiguelière Côte Dorée * 1995 Report 16
4/5/1999 Federico Paternina Reserva Especial * 1961 Report 17
5/3/1999 Château Margaux 1990 Report 18
4/29/1999 Barolo Brunate Voerzio 1990 Report 19
5/1/1999 Clark-Cauden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 Report 20
9/20/1999 Chambertin Bourrée 1985 Report 21
10/4/1999 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve * 1996 Report 22
11/9/1999 Pride Mountain Sonoma * 1997 Report 23
11/15/1999 Royal Tokaji Aszu Essencia 1993 Report 24
12/6/1999 Château La Conseillante * 1990 Report 25
12/29/1999 J. Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon * 1997 Report 26
1/3/2000 Château Mouton Rothschild * 1945 Report 27
1/6/2000 Deinhard, Oestricher Doosberg, Auslese * 1976 Report 28
2/7/2000 Château Lafite Rothschild 1966 Report 29
3/6/2000 Hermitage Monier * 1990 Report 30
3/6/2000 Chablis AC Champs Royaux * 1997 Report 31
4/3/2000 Chambertin Leroy 1990 Report 32
3/27/2000 Sterling Cabernet * 1997 Report 33
5/29/2000 BV Latour * 1978 Report 34
10/2/2000 Santino Satyricon * 1996 Report 36
10/16/2000 Château Margaux * 1962 Report 37
11/6/2000 Clos Apalta 1997 Report 38
12/4/2000 Clos Vougeot Mongeard-Mugneret 1989 Report 39
1/8/2001 Penfolds Grange 1982 Report 40
2/5/2001 Château Margaux * 1966 Report 41
4/3/2001 Alion 1995 Report 42
4/16/2001 Château Pichon Lalande * 1988 Report 43
4/20/2001 Bonnes Mares Mugnier 1985 Report 44
4/29/2001 Tokaji Aszu Citadella 3 putt. * 1983 Report 45
5/7/2001 Côte Rôtie La Mouline * 1988 Report 46
9/10/2001 Château La Conseillante * 1990 Report 47
10/1/2001 Taylor (Port) * 1955 Report 48
11/5/2001 Château Trotanoy * 1961 Report 49
12/3/2001 Château l'Evangile * 1995 Report 50
1/7/2002 Chateauneuf du Papes Bois de Boursan * 1989 Report 51
2/4/2002 Château Mouton Rothschild * 1970 Report 52
3/4/2002 Volnay Santenot * ? Report 53
4/1/2002 Chateauneuf du Pape Beaucastel 1991 Report 54
5/6/2002 Château Lafite Rothschild 1959 Report 55
5/16/2002 Caymus Special Selection * 1998 Report 56
9/16/2002 Château Cheval Blanc * 1962 Report 57
10/7/2002 Gigondas, Hauts de Montmirail, Brusset * 1989 Report 58
11/4/2002 Forman 1988 Report 59
12/2/2002 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel * 1978 Report 60
1/6/2003 Turley Rattlesnake Petite Syrah * 1999 Report 61
2/3/2003 Château Léovile las Cases * 1990 Report 62
3/3/2003 Château Pape Clement * 1997 Report 63
4/7/2003 Caymus Special Selection * 1995 Report 64
4/21/2003 David Bruce Russian River Pinot Noir * 2000 Report 65
5/5/2003 Chateauneuf du Pape, Le Vieus Donjon and Cailloux Both 1998 Report 66
5/15/2003 Heitz Martha's Vineyard * 1985 Report 67
9/8/2003 Château Gruaud Larose 1983 Report 68
10/6/2003 Château Pichon Longueville 1982 Report 69
11/3/2003 Nuits St Georges Vaucrains Gouges * 1985 Report 70
12/1/2003 Château Cheval Blanc * 1990 Report 71
2/2/2004 Château Margaux 1997 Report 72
3/1/2004 Château Léovile las Cases * 1964 Report 73
3/15/2004 Tokaji Aszu 5 putt. * 1989 Report 74
4/5/2004 J. Rochioli Little Hill Pinot Noir * 1999 Report 75
5/3/2004 Cotarella's Montiano * 2000 Report 76
9/13/2004 Rosenblum Monte Rosso * 2000 Report 77
10/4/2004 Grands Echézaux Engel 2002 Report 78
11/1/2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Beaucastel 2000 Report 79
12/6/2004 Nuits Saint Georges Leroy * 1991 Report 80
2/7/2005 Château Léoville Poyferré * 1970 Report 82
3/7/2005 Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon * 1966 Report 83
4/4/2005 Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon * 1995 Report 84
5/3/2005 Numanthia 2001 Report 85
6/20/2005 Château Mouton Rothschild 1983 Report 87
10/3/2005 Château Pichon Longueville and Château La Conseillante * 1982 Report 88
11/8/2005 Opus One * 1994 Report 89
12/5/2005 Dierberg 2003 Report 90
2/6/2006 Château Latour 1998 Report 92
3/6/2006 Gevrey Chambertin Mortet 1997 Report 93
4/3/2006 Château Petrus * 1961 Report 94
4/26/2006 Seghesio Alexander Valley Sangiovese * 2003 Report 96
5/1/2006 Giusto dei Notri 1999 Report 97
9/11/2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes 2001 Report 98
10/2/2006 Poetry * 2001 Report 100
10/13/2006 Whitman Cellars Merlot * 2003 Report 101
10/14/2006 Whitman Cellars Merlot * 2003 Report 102
11/6/2006 Château La Mission Haut Brion 1966 Report 103
12/4/2006 Château Grand Ormeau 1982 Report 104
12/21/2006 Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon * 1966 Report 105
1/18/2007 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon 1960 Report 106
2/5/2007 Heitz Martha's Vineyard * 1997 Report 107
3/5/2007 Heitz Bella Oaks * 1987 Report 108
4/2/2007 Château Lafite Rothschild 1978 Report 109
5/7/2007 Mascarello Barolo Monprivato * 1997 Report 110
6/11/2007 Flor de Pingus * 2003 Report 111
10/1/2007 Château Palmer 1990 Report 112
11/5/2007 Clos Vougeot Gros F&S 1990 Report 113
11/26/2007 Clemens Busch Fahrlay Spätlese * 2005 Report 114
12/3/2007 Chehalem Ridge Crest Vineyard 2000 Report 115
12/18/2007 Latricières Chambertin Grand cru 2005 Report 116
1/7/2008 Château Ausone 1962 Report 117
2/4/2008 Cortonm Bressandes Prince Florent * 2002 Report 118
4/7/2008 Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Petrus 1975 Report 119
5/5/2008 Hermitage La Sizeranne 1990 Report 120
9/8/2008 Château Musar * 1995 Report 122
10/6/2008 Thelema * 1998 Report 123
11/3/2008 Château Latour * 1953 Report 124
12/1/2008 Château Ducru Beaucaillou 1970 Report 125
1/5/2009 Corton Renardes Girardin 1998 Report 126
2/2/2009 Henschke Hill of Grace * 1987 and 1989 Report 128
3/2/2009 Château Haut Brion and Château Margaux 1997 Report 129
4/6/2009 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth 2002 Report 130
4/20/2009 Dunham Columbia Valley (WA) * 2005 Report 131
5/4/2009 Clos Martinet 2000 Report 132
10/5/2009 Echézeaux, Jayer-Gilles * 1999 Report 133
11/2/2009 Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi and Moris Farms Avvoltore and La Brancaia Ilatria 2001 and 2003 and 2003 Report 134
12/7/2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia * 1997 Report 135
1/4/2010 Diamond Creek * ???? Report 136
2/1/2010 Opus One 2002 Report 137
3/1/2010 Mt. Difficulty Central Otago * 2004 Report 138
4/5/2010 Côte Rôtie La Mouline 2004 Report 139
4/12/2010 Vega Sicilia Valbueno and Pesquera Riserva 1999 and 2001 Report 140
5/3/2010 Château de Beaucastel * 1990 Report 141
10/4/2010 Enrique Foster Limited Edition and Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira 2003 and 2000 Report 142
11/8/2010 Château Musar 1979 Report 143
12/6/2010 Vieux Château Certan * 1990 Report 144
1/3/2011 Bonnes Mares Moine-Hudelot 2002 Report 145
2/7/2011 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir * 2004 Report 146
3/7/2011 Groot Constantia Gouverneur's Reserve Constantia and Meinert, Devon Valley Stellenbosch 1998 and 2000 Report 147
4/11/2011 Château Latour 1990 Report 148
4/6/2011 Clemens Busch Vom Roten Schiefer * 2009 Report 149
5/2/2011 Hermitage La Chappelle * 1982 Report 150
6/6/2011 Clos de la Bolliataz 2009 Report 151
6/6/2011 Cour Cheverney Sauvignon Blanc and Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2005 and 2007 Report 151
10/3/2011 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino * 2001 Report 152
11/7/2011 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Drouhin * 2003 Report 153
12/5/2011 Heitz Martha´s Vineyard * 1987 Report 154
1/2/2012 Kistler Pinot Noirs Cuvée Catherine 2007 Report 155
2/6/2012 Opus One * 1998 Report 156
3/5/2012 Bandol Tempier Cuvée Classique 20?? Report 157
4/2/2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes 2005 Report 158
5/7/2012 Chave Hermitage 1990 Report 159
6/4/2012 Châteauneuf du Pape, Chapoutier * 1998 Report 160
6/8/2012 Clos des Mouches * 2009 Report 161
10/1/2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino * 2001 Report 162
11/5/2012 Dominus 2003 Report 163
12/3/2012 Torre Muga 2005 Report 164
1/7/2013 Volnay, Ampeau, Les Santenots 1er cru and Vosne Romanée, Engel, Les Brulées 1er cru 1999 and 2001 Report 165
2/4/2013 Silver Oaks Napa * 2003 Report 167
3/4/2013 Château Haut Brion 1983 Report 168
4/1/2013 Côte Rôtie La Turque * 2013 Report 169
5/6/2013 R. Ratti Baolo Rocche * 2004 Report 170
6/3/2013 Turley Petite Sirah Aida Vineyard, Napa * 1996 Report 171
10/7/2013 Mt. Difficulty and Kistler Cuvée Elizabeth 2008 and 2009 Report 172
11/4/2013 Vosne Romanée Beaux Monts Rion * 1993 Report 173
12/2/2013 Almaviva 2003 Report 174
1/6/2014 Palmaris Outer Coastal Plan Tomasello Reserve (NJ) * 2010 Report 175
2/3/2014 Domaine du Castel Judean Hills Israel * 1997 Report 176
3/4/2014 Bonnes Mares Bouchard * 2003 Report 177
4/7/2014 Kistler Cuvée Catherine * 2005 Report 178
5/1/2014 Walla Walla Vintners Merlot 1999 Report 179
5/12/2014 Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco * 1986 Report 180
10/6/2014 Château Léoville Barton * 2004 Report 181
11/3/2014 Hermitage La Chapelle * 2000 Report 182
1/5/2015 Silver Oak 2007 Report 183
2/2/2015 Grgich Hills 1999 Report 184
3/3/2015 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Vogüé * 2005 Report 185
4/6/2015 Lytton Springs Zinfandel * 1990 Report 186
5/4/2015 Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Report 187
10/5/2015 Heitz Martha's Vineyard 1987 Report 188
10/11/2015 Jay Pinot Noir 2008 Report 189
11/9/2015 Léoville Poyferré 1997 Report 190
1/4/2016 Opus One 1996 Report 191
2/1/2016 Geyserville Zinfandel 1990 Report 192
3/7/2016 Ch. Montrose 2006 Report 193
4/4/2016 Ch. Latour 1989 Report 194
5/16/2016 Clos Mogador 2008 Report 195
10/3/2016 Brunello di Montalcino Mocali Vigna Raunate Riserva 2004 Report 196
11/7/2016 Bandol Domaine Terrebrune 2007 Report 197
1/3/2017 Ponzi 2010 Report 198
2/6/2017 Carmelo Patti 2003 Report 199
3/6/2017 Isole e Olena 2005 Report 200
4/3/2017 Bonnes Mares Roumier 2009 Report 201
5/1/2017 Azelia Bricco Fiasco 2000 Report 202
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