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Wine Spectator Top 100 | 2012

Top 100 Most Exciting Wine of 2012 (Pedestal #11) - Wine Spectator

"Every year since 1988, Wine Spectator has compiled a list of the most exciting wines we've reviewed over the past 12 months. These 100 wines reflect significant trends, recognize outstanding producers and spotlight successful regions and vintages around the world. In 2012, our list was selected from more than 17,000 new releases our editors rated in our independent blind tastings. More than 5,500 of these wines earned outstanding or classic ratings (90 points or higher on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale). We narrowed the list down based on four criteria: quality, value, availability, and what we call the “X-factor”–the excitement generated by a rising-star producer, a benchmark wine or a significant milestone for a wine region. But no equation determines the final selections: These choices reflect our editors’ judgment and passion about the wines we tasted.”

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2009 Pedestal Merlot was chosen by the editors at Wine Spectator as the #11 most exciting wine of the year, and the rated top Washington Wine. "Round, generous and expressive, offering plum, loganberry, cherry and clove flavors that pick up hints of loam and floral character as they finish tightens its focus. Impressive for its length and deft balance. 95 points"

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