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This is a summary of high to low scores listed alphabetically by wine category/grape varietal. A wine glass next to a wine indicates a KWG (Ken's Wine Guide) review.

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Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

PriceKWG Score
1. Finca Abril 2018 "Alhambra Red Blend Reserva"$1792 (1 review)wine glass
2. Montes 2017 "Valley Twins"$1790.2 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Alta Vista 2019 "Atemporal"$2091.5 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Pascual Toso 2020 "Barrancas Red Wine"$2088 (1 review)wine glass
5. Caro 2018 "Amancaya Reserve Red Blend"$2191.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
6. Vina Cobos 2017 "Cocodrilo Red Blend"$3091.3 (3 reviews)wine glass

Australian (Red Blend)

PriceKWG Score
1. Jim Barry 2017 "The Barry Bros Red Blend"$1588.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. d'Arenberg 2017 "d'Arry's Original"$2092.1 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Fox Creek NV "Maslin"$2390 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. d'Arenberg 2016 "Laughing Magpie"$2991 (4 reviews)wine glass
5. Penley Estate 2020 "Project VIII"$3293.5 (4 reviews)wine glass
6. John Duval Wines 2018 "Plexus Red GSM"$4093.6 (3 reviews)wine glass

Barbera (US)

PriceKWG Score
1. Sebastiani 2019 "Sonoma Valley"$2689.5 (1 review)wine glass
2. Scott Harvey 2018 "Mountain Selection"$2991.5 (2 reviews)wine glass

Cabernet Franc

PriceKWG Score
1. Paul Buisse 2018 "Chinon"$1490.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Zuccardi 2018 "Q"$2092 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Red Newt Cellars 2019 "Finger Lakes"$2089.2 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Lamoreaux Landing 2019 "T23 Unoaked"$2089 (1 review)wine glass
5. Domaine Bousquet 2018 "Gaia"$2088 (1 review)wine glass
6. Saget La Perriere 2018 "Marie de Beauregard"$2391.3 (3 reviews)wine glass

Cabernet Sauvignon

PriceKWG Score
1. Sterling 2018 "Vintner's Collection"$1289.5 (4 reviews)wine glass
2. Wakefield 2019 "Promised Land"$1388.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Pascual Toso 2020 "Estate"$1489 (1 review)wine glass
4. San Pedro 2018 "1865 Selected Vineyards"$1590 (4 reviews)wine glass
5. High Heaven Vintners 2018 "Majestic Pines"$1589 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Chronic Cellars 2018 "Sir Real"$1588.2 (2 reviews)wine glass

Carmenere

PriceKWG Score
1. Viu Manent 2018 "Gran Reserva"$1390.2 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Los Vascos 2019 "Cromas Gran Reserva"$2190.5 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Montes 2018 "Alpha"$2291.2 (5 reviews)wine glass
4. Marques de Casa Concha 2020 "Marques de Casa Concha"$2590 (1 review)wine glass

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

PriceKWG Score
1. Bohigas NV "Brut Reserva Cava" (12/21)$1289.5 (1 review)wine glass
2. Cameron Hughes NV "Lot 841 Lambrusco" (11/21)$1587 (1 review)wine glass
3. Pasqua NV "Romeo & Juliet Prosecco"(8/20)$1690 (1 review)wine glass
4. Villa Wolf NV "Pinot Noir Sparkling Rose" (1/21)$1687.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Pine Ridge NV "Chenin Blanc-Viognier"$1887.5 (1 review)wine glass
6. Paringa 2020 "Sparkling Shiraz"$1887.5 (1 review)wine glass

Charbono

PriceKWG Score
1. Calder 2016 "Napa Valley"$3089 (1 review)wine glass
2. Robert Foley 2018 "Napa Valley"$3890 (1 review)wine glass
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Chardonnay

PriceKWG Score
1. Salmon Run 2018 $1189 (1 review)wine glass
2. McGuigan 2018 "The Plan"$1187 (3 reviews)wine glass
3. Jamieson Ranch 2017 "Whiplash"$1386.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Pascual Toso 2021 "Estate"$1490 (1 review)wine glass
5. Pascual Toso 2020 "Estate"$1488.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Flat Top Hills 2020 "California"$1488 (1 review)wine glass

Chenin Blanc

PriceKWG Score
1. Fat Barrel 2019 "Bob's"$1490 (1 review)wine glass
2. Simonsig 2019 "Stellenbosch"$1488 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Ironstone 2019 "California"$1486 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Raats Family 2021 "Original Unwooded"$1590.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Raats Family 2020 "Original Unwooded"$1588.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Tania Vincent Careme 2020 Terre Brulee"$1690.6 (3 reviews)wine glass

Dessert & Ice Wine

PriceKWG Score
1. Jam Jar NV "Sweet Blush"$1286.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Pindar 2015 "Cabernet Port"$1792.5 (1 review)wine glass
3. John Robert Cellars 2018 "Blueberry Wine"$1788 (1 review)wine glass
4. Croft NV "Reserve Tawny Porto" (9/22)$1989.5 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Jeff Runquist 2019 "Muscat Canelli"$1989 (1 review)wine glass
6. d'Arenberg 2017 "The Noble Mud Pie"$2092.5 (3 reviews)wine glass

French - Beaujolais

PriceKWG Score
1. Georges Duboeuf 2020 "Beaujolais Villages Flower Label"$1487 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Maison L'Envoye 2020 "Moulin-a-Vent Terre de The"$1590 (1 review)wine glass
3. Laurent Perrachon 2021 "Roche Bleue Julienas"$2090 (1 review)wine glass
4. Maison L'Envoye 2020 "Fleurie Chateau Vivier Monopole"$2090 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Domaine du Clos du Fief 2020 "Tradition"$2192.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Nicolas Durand 2020 "Domaine des Bruyeres"$2190 (1 review)wine glass

French - Bordeaux

PriceKWG Score
1. Chateau Siran 2018 $3595 (6 reviews)wine glass
2. Poesia 2018 "Saint Emilion Grand Cru"$3594.5 (6 reviews)wine glass
3. Château Labégorce 2018 $3695.2 (7 reviews)wine glass
4. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2018 "Le Petit Haut Lafitte"$4094 (5 reviews)wine glass
5. Chateau Barde-Haut 2018 $4296.1 (5 reviews)wine glass
6. Chateau Marojallia 2018 $4595.1 (5 reviews)wine glass

French - Other (Red Blend)

PriceKWG Score
1. Chateau Pech-Latt 2017 "Corbieres"$1789.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Domaine de la Chanteleuserie 2017 "Bourgueil"$1989.5 (1 review)wine glass
3. Bel Air Gauthier 2020 "Jour de Soif"$2091 (1 review)wine glass

French - Rhone (Red Blend)

PriceKWG Score
1. Domaine de Piaugier 2019 "La Grange de Piaugier"$1489 (1 review)wine glass
2. Famille Perrin 2019 "Nature"$1590 (3 reviews)wine glass
3. Pierre Dupond 2019 "La Renjardiere Red"$1589.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Famille Perrin 2019 "Cotes du Rhone Villages"$1589 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Domaine de Nizas 2018 "Le Clos Rouge"$2091.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Famille Perrin 2019 "Les Cornuds"$2091 (2 reviews)wine glass

Gewurztraminer

PriceKWG Score
1. Villa Wolf 2019 $1289.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Dr Konstantin Frank 2018 $1788.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Red Newt Cellars 2019 "Classic Label"$1890.7 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Ravines Wine Cellars 2021 "Finger Lakes"$2389 (1 review)wine glass
5. Navarro Vineyards 2020 "Dry Estate Bottled"$2490.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Pellegrini Vineyards 2019 "Estate Grown"$2590.5 (1 review)wine glass

Grenache

PriceKWG Score
1. Limerick Lane 2019 "Winemaker's Folly Grenache Ch 1"$3890 (2 reviews)wine glass

Gruner Veltliner

PriceKWG Score
1. Dr Konstantin Frank 2019 $1589 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Pratsch 2016 "Steinberg"$1688.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Pratsch 2018 "Rotenpullen"$2090 (1 review)wine glass
4. Markus Huber 2019 "Obere Steigen"$2391.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Domane Wachau 2020 "Smaragd Terrassen"$2592.4 (5 reviews)wine glass
6. RD Winery 2019 "Fifth Moon"$2590.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
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Italian (Piedmont) Red

PriceKWG Score
1. G.D. Vajra 2020 "Rosso"$1688 (1 review)wine glass
2. Vietti 2017 "Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti"$1791.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Rinaldi 2017 "La Bricca Barbera d'Asti"$1788 (1 review)wine glass
4. Vietti 2018 "Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti"$1890.7 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Castello di Castellengo 2020 "Rosso Della Motta"$1989 (1 review)wine glass
6. Enrico Serafino 2017 "Picotener"$2591.5 (1 review)wine glass

Italian (Tuscany) Red

PriceKWG Score
1. Umberto Cesari 2018 "Rubicone Moma"$1588 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Mazzei 2018 "Poggio Badiola"$1790.3 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. Guido del Re 2016 "Eliseo Rosso"$1990 (1 review)wine glass
4. Selvapiana 2018 "Chianti Rufina"$1989 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Tenuta di Arceno 2017 "Chianti Classico"$2089.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Selvapiana 2015 "Pomino Villa Petrognano"$2192 (1 review)wine glass

Italian White

PriceKWG Score
1. Riff 2019 Pinot Grigio$1087 (1 review)wine glass
2. Pighin 2020 "Friuli Pinot Grigio"$1587.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Benvolio 2020 "Pinot Grigio"$1587 (1 review)wine glass
4. Pighin 2020 "Sauvignon Blanc Friuli"$1690 (1 review)wine glass
5. Inama 2019 "Vin Soave Classico"$1689 (1 review)wine glass
6. Garofoli 2019 "Macrina Verdicchio"$1688 (1 review)wine glass

Italy (Other Regional Reds)

PriceKWG Score
1. Enrico Serafino 2018 "Grifo del Quartaro - Gavi"$1789.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Garofoli 2017 "PianCarda"$1789 (1 review)wine glass
3. Boccadigabbia 2017 "Rosso Piceno"$1786.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Cavallo di Battaglia 2018 "Montepulciano"$1891.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Allegrini 2019 "Valpolicella"$1989 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Mille1 2017 "Garda Rosso"$2088 (1 review)wine glass

Malbec

PriceKWG Score
1. Pascual Toso 2019 "Toso Estate" $1488.5 (4 reviews)wine glass
2. Susana Balbo 2019 "Crios"$1588.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Nieto Senetiner 2017 "Don Nicanor"$1690.5 (4 reviews)wine glass
4. Pulenta Estate 2018 "La Flor"$1689 (1 review)wine glass
5. Bodegas Bianchi 2020 "Oasis Sur"$1687.7 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. TintoNegro 2018 "Uco Valley"$1790.5 (4 reviews)wine glass

Merlot

PriceKWG Score
1. Riebeek 2018 "Swartland"$1387 (1 review)wine glass
2. J. Lohr 2019 "Los Osos"$1589.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
3. High Heaven Vintners 2018 "Sea of Tranquility"$1587.8 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Red Newt Cellars 2013 "Finger Lakes"$2288.5 (1 review)wine glass
5. L'Ecole #41 2018 "Columbia Valley"$2590.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
6. Decoy 2019 "Sonoma County"$2588.2 (2 reviews)wine glass

Mourvedre or Mataro

PriceKWG Score
1. Three Wine 2018 "Old Vines Mataro"$3490 (1 review)wine glass

Petit Verdot

PriceKWG Score
1. Pellegrini Vineyards 2015 "Estate Grown"$4089 (1 review)wine glass

Petite Sirah

PriceKWG Score
1. Chronic Cellars 2017 "Suite Petite"$1590.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Pedroncelli 2017 "Family Vineyards"$1989 (1 review)wine glass
3. Two Angels 2019 "Red Hills"$2791 (1 review)wine glass
4. Miro 2018 "Dry Creek Valley"$3089.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Lava Cap 2017 "Reserve"$3292.2 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Trentadue 2017 "Heart's Desire"$3288.5 (2 reviews)wine glass

Pinot Blanc

PriceKWG Score
1. Villa Wolf 2020 $1287.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Wittmann 2020 "100 Hills" $1691 (1 review)wine glass
3. Navarro Vineyards 2019 "Mendocino"$1890 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Wittmann 2020 "Weisser Burgunder Trocken"$2491.5 (1 review)wine glass
5. Maximin Grunhaus 2019 $2491.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Elk Cove Vineyards 2021 "Estate"$2591.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
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Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

PriceKWG Score
1. Villa Wolf 2020 $1288.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Acrobat 2021 $1590.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Kendall Jackson 2019 "Vintner's Reserve"$1589.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. The Simple Grape 2021 $1588.5 (1 review)wine glass
5. Pike Road 2021 "Willamette Valley"$1689 (1 review)wine glass
6. J Dusi Wines 2021 $2090 (1 review)wine glass

Pinot Noir

PriceKWG Score
1. Jamieson Ranch 2017 "Whiplash"$1387.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Georges Duboeuf 2019 "Pays d'Oc"$1488.5 (1 review)wine glass
3. Knotty Vines 2019 $1587.8 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Greg Norman Estates 2019 "Santa Barbara County"$1790.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Owen Roe 2018 "Sharecroppers"$1888 (1 review)wine glass
6. Kendall Jackson 2019 "Vintner's Reserve"$2090.2 (4 reviews)wine glass

Pinotage

PriceKWG Score
1. Kanonkop 2019 "Kadette"$1890.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
2. Babylon's Peak 2017 $2090 (1 review)wine glass
3. Bellingham 2017 "Bernard Series Bush Vine"$4090 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Kanonkop 2019 "Estate Wine"$4891.6 (5 reviews)wine glass

Portugal Red

PriceKWG Score
1. Castello d'Alba 2019 "Red Wine"$1087 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Montaria 2018 "Reserva"$1188.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Rui Roboredo Madeira 2018 "Beyra Red Wine"$1186 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Monte da Vigia 2017 "Reserva"$1288 (1 review)wine glass
5. Quinta do Gradil 2019 "Ruelas Reserva"$1288 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Fonte do Ouro 2018 "Tinto"$1388.5 (3 reviews)wine glass

Portugal White

PriceKWG Score
1. Rui Roboredo Madeira 2019 "Beyra White"$1288 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Fonte do Ouro 2018 "Branco White"$1488.8 (3 reviews)wine glass
3. Castello d'Alba 2019 "Reserva White Wine"$1488.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Castello d'Alba 2019 "White Wine"$1487 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Quinta do Regueiro 2019 "Foral de Melgaco Old Vines Alvarinho"$1690.2 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Rui Roboredo Madeira 2019 "Beyra Reserva Quartz White"$1689 (2 reviews)wine glass

Red Blends or Varietals

PriceKWG Score
1. Shebang NV "Fourteenth Cuvee"$1589 (1 review)wine glass
2. Sebastiani 2018 "Red Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels"$1588 (1 review)wine glass
3. Knotty Vines 2019 "Red Blend"$1587.5 (1 review)wine glass
4. Upshot 2019 "Red Wine Blend" $1989.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Gundlach Bundschu 2019 "Mountain Cuvee"$2091.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Kendall Jackson 2017 "Vintner's Reserve Red Wine Blend"$2089 (3 reviews)wine glass

Riesling

PriceKWG Score
1. Shades of Blue NV "QbA"$1088 (1 review)wine glass
2. Dr Loosen 2019 "Dr. L Dry"$1289.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
3. Villa Wolf 2020 "Dry"$1287 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Dr Loosen 2020 "Dr. L"$1286.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Nik Weis 2020 "Urban"$1390 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. S.A. Prum 2020 "Essence"$1491 (4 reviews)wine glass

Rose

PriceKWG Score
1. Priest Ranch 2019 "Can"$1090 (1 review)wine glass
2. The Beachhouse 2021 $1087 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Sacha Lichine 2021 "Le Poussin"$1289 (1 review)wine glass
4. Villa Wolf 2020 "Pinot Noir Rose"$1288 (1 review)wine glass
5. Vina Zorzal 2021 "Rosado Garnacha"$1388 (1 review)wine glass
6. Susana Balbo 2021 "Crios Rose of Malbec"$1489 (1 review)wine glass

Sauvignon Blanc

PriceKWG Score
1. Los Vascos 2021 $1289.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Fault Line 2019 $1389 (3 reviews)wine glass
3. Paul Buisse 2020 "Touraine"$1388 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Los Vascos 2019 "Estate"$1489.5 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Geyser Peak 2019 "Gold Cap"$1489 (1 review)wine glass
6. Los Morros 2019 "Limited Edition"$1489 (1 review)wine glass

Semillon

PriceKWG Score
1. Hope Estate 2018 "Wollombi Block"$1489 (1 review)wine glass
2. L'Ecole #41 2021 "Columbia Valley"$1691 (1 review)wine glass
3. Riley's Rows 2020 "North Coast"$2592 (1 review)wine glass
4. Riley's Rows 2019 "North Coast"$2588.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Hope Estate 2007 "Signature Series"$2791.5 (2 reviews)wine glass

South African (Red Blend)

PriceKWG Score
1. Topiary 2017 "Innocence"$1589 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Reyneke 2018 "Vinehugger Red"$1588 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Tania Vincent Careme 2019 "Terre Brulee Le Rouge"$1690.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Kanonkop 2019 "Kadette Cape Blend"$1889 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. Raats Family 2017 "Red Jasper"$2590 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Taaibosch 2018 "Crescendo"$4092.5 (1 review)wine glass

Spanish Red

PriceKWG Score
1. Muriel 2015 "Kirkland Signature Reserva"$888.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Carlos Serres 2016 "Crianza"$1389 (1 review)wine glass
3. Clos de Nit 2016 "Crianza"$1385.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Muriel 2018 "Vina Eguia Tempranillo"$1589 (1 review)wine glass
5. Muriel 2016 "Fincas de la Villa Crianza"$1689.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
6. Sierra Norte 2019 "Pasion de Bobal"$1688.5 (1 review)wine glass

Spanish White

PriceKWG Score
1. CVNE 2020 "Monopole"$1690.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Adegas Morgadio 2020 "Legado del Conde Albarino"$1991 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Can Feixes 2020 "Blanc Seleccio"$1988 (1 review)wine glass
4. Reboreda 2020 "A Telleira Godello"$2092.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
5. Pazo Cilleiro 2021 "Albarino"$2089.5 (1 review)wine glass
6. Virgen del Galir 2020 "Pagos de Galir Godello"$2192.2 (4 reviews)wine glass

Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

PriceKWG Score
1. Excelsior 2018 "Robertson"$1088.8 (3 reviews)wine glass
2. Wakefield 2019 "Promised Land"$1390 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Greg Norman Estates 2018 "Limestone Coast"$1788.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. McPrice Myers 2019 "Right Hand Man"$2091.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
5. Jim Barry 2017 "Lodge Hill"$2090.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
6. 3 Rings 2017 "Barossa Valley"$2089.8 (3 reviews)wine glass

Torrontes

PriceKWG Score
1. Zuccardi 2019 "Serie A"$1590.6 (3 reviews)wine glass

Viognier

PriceKWG Score
1. Carol Shelton 2020 "Wild Thing"$2091 (2 reviews)wine glass
2. Andrew Murray 2019 "Santa Barbara County"$3092.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Penner-Ash 2018 $3091.6 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Stags Leap Winery 2020 "Napa Valley"$3289 (1 review)wine glass
5. Calera 2018 "Mt Harlan"$3892.3 (3 reviews)wine glass

White Blends or Varietals

PriceKWG Score
1. Truro Vineyards 2021 "Summer White"$689 (1 review)wine glass
2. Famille Perrin 2020 "Cotes du Rhone White Nature"$1589.5 (2 reviews)wine glass
3. Pine Ridge 2021 "Chenin Blanc-Viognier"$1689 (2 reviews)wine glass
4. Tangent 2018 "Albarino - Paragon Vineyard"$1790.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
5. d'Arenberg 2020 "The Hermit Crab"$1790 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. Dr Konstantin Frank 2021 "Rkatsiteli"$1789 (1 review)wine glass

Zinfandel

PriceKWG Score
1. Cline Cellars 2020 "Ancient Vines"$1690 (1 review)wine glass
2. Three Wine 2019 "Red Label"$1889 (1 review)wine glass
3. Rubus 2017 "Old Vine"$1888.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
4. Pedroncelli 2017 "Mother Clone"$1989.7 (4 reviews)wine glass
5. Carol Shelton 2018 "Wild Thing Old Vine"$2091.3 (3 reviews)wine glass
6. St. Francis Winery 2019 "Old Vines"$2290 (2 reviews)wine glass