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My Ten Best Wines of 2017

“Americans are drinking more wine than ever before (and with the daily news feed it isn’t hard to understand why). Consumption spikes during the holiday season–duh, but it is worth noting that last year alone we guzzled almost 239 million bottles from the week of Thanksgiving through the week of Christmas (data from Josh Cellars Wine via Nielsen). Reds and red blends are most popular and they dominate my list of the ten best for 2017. …

“Elvio Cogno Ravera Barolo, Italy, 2013
A delightful expression of Barolo from the Cogno family’s Ravera vineyard, a cru vineyard in Piemonte. Classically styled and serious, the wine comes from 50 to 70-year-old Barolo vines. Velvety with succulent black cherry and black tea aromas and some savory balsamic threads. Endlessly delicious, seductive and rich. ”

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Katie Kelly Bell, December 19, 2017
My Ten Best Wines of 2017