2007 Syrah and 2009 Rock Pile Pinot Gris Make List of Top 20 Wines of 2010

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By Rick VanSickle on December 23rd, 2010

And what an exciting year for Niagara wines it was.

Not only did we say good-bye to 2010, what promises to be Niagara’s greatest vintage yet, but we were able to enjoy some spectacular wines across a wide-spectrum of varieties.

The best of the 2007 Bordeaux varieties and blends wines were released, and, wow, they are simply amazing (stock up!). Also making waves were the 2008 Chardonnays, spectacular 2009 Rieslings just arriving on shelves, aromatic whites (especially Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc) and some very fine Pinot Noirs from top producers.

Narrowing down the year-end Top 10 most exciting Niagara wines of the year is always a difficult task. Tasting notes are scoured for the wines that were top scorers (all scoring 4.5 to 5 stars) and memorable looking back on the reviews.

The list is broken into Top 10 reds and whites, with a red and white Wine of the Year. So, here it is. Let the debate begin!

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