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~ Iconic Tuscany: The Vitaleta Capella ~

2020 has been a year like no other!  There’s  no one anywhere that would dispute that. On this we can agree.   In that vein, Tuscan Vines will do something it’s never done before; recap the Tuscan Vines Top 20.

Simply put, below is a list of the Top 20 highest scoring wines of the year that I wrote about on this website.  Links to the original article are included.   Salute and let’s move forward with strength, serenity and hopes for a brighter 2021.

In starting this list, given all the great wines I’ve tasted, it’s hard to imagine that I rated a grand total of “zero” wines 100 points. The closest was the 2015 Saffredi, but when I looked back, that was actually in December of 2019.   The wines included below have scored 96 points or higher during the year.  And, in kooky, goofy 2020 fashion – there are actually 24 wines in the list!  Why the hell not?

Tuscan Vines Top 20

99 Points

Soldera Brunello 1999

Antinori Solaia 2015

98 Points

Sassicaia 2009

Baricci Brunello 2015

Il Palazzone Brunello 2015

Tuscan Vines Il Palazzone

~ A classic in every way ~

Uccelliera Brunello 2015

Val di Suga Vigna Spuntali Brunello 2015

Valdicava Brunello 2010

Tuscan Vines Brunello

~ The Valdicava is simply pure amazement. The 2015 will be tasted shortly for my continuing coverage ~

97 Points

Le Chiuse Brunello 2015

Salicutti Piaggione Brunello 2015

Uccelliera Brunello 2010

Il Palazzone Brunello 2010

Le Macchiole Paleo 2016

Baricci Brunello 2007

Tuscan Vines Brunello

~ The 2007 Baricci left an impression with grilled NY strips ~

96 Points

Capanna Brunello 2015

Armilla Brunello 2015

Tuscan Vines Armilla

~ This Brunello presents itself as quite a value in the vintage ~

Lisini Brunello 2010

Fattoria dei Barbi Vigna Fiore 2010

Caprili Brunello 2010

Terralsole Brunello 2010

Fattoria Le Pupille Syrah 2016

Argentiera Ventaglio 2016

Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2015

Tuscan Vines Wine

~ Aldo Conterno is a legend whose legacy lives on ~

Donnafugata Mille e una Notte 2015

The final word…  It was a year with many great wines.  Some of the links above include many wines that are rated 95 points so pick through and search around.  Furthermore, many of the above wines are current releases.  To source the Brunello 2015 at attractive prices, I suggest visiting Enoteca di Piazza and using my coupon code “FODERA” to receive 10% off.

Here’s to more great wines in the New Year!


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