• Precept Wine lands four Wine Spectator 100 Top Values of 2016

    In its Dec. 31, 2016 issue, Wine Spectator announced its 100 Top Values of 2016, representing still red, white, rosé wines and sparkling varieties from all over the world. Precept Wine is delighted to announce that four wines within its wineries made the list, demonstrating excellent value and quality across all categories. 

    “We’re thrilled to have four outstanding examples on this list of what our vineyard and winemaking teams deliver day in and day out,” Andrew Browne said, Precept Wine chief executive officer. “When you consider how competitive the wine industry is, to have four of our wines make the the 100 Top Values of 2016 is a huge affirmation of a job well done.”

    Among the top 100 values:

    Gruet NV Brut – 90 points, Smart Buy & #1 Sparkling – 100 Top Values of 2016 (Highest-rated sparkling on the list)
    Tasting Note: “A sleek, expressive sparkler, with floral apple and toasty cinnamon aromas leading to crisp flavors of lime and mineral.” – Tim Fish

    Apex Cellars 2013 The Catalyst Red Blend Columbia Valley – 90 points & 100 Top Values of 2016
    Tasting Note: “Broad and spicy, with pepper and licorice accents to the dark berry flavors as they pick up momentum on the finish. Syrah blend.” – Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2014 The Expedition Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills – 89 points & 100 Top Values of 2016 
    Tasting Note: “Polished and spicy, this white shows peppery overtones to the apricot and grapefruit flavors, ending with an expressive finish.” – Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2015 The Expedition Rosé Columbia Valley – 100 Top Values of 2016 & 89 points 
    Tasting Note – “Light and dry, this is zippy with acidity and lively with citrus and watermelon flavors with a pretty herbal note.”– Harvey Steiman

    The article’s introduction on www.winespectator.com notes, “What can be said with certainty is that great wines don’t have to be expensive. The wines in this year’s annual roundup of top values offer 100 distinctive examples of this truth, all of them rated 88 points or higher, priced at $20 or less and made in large enough quantities to be widely available.”

    For more information on each of these excellent wines, visit the “sales tools” tab of this PreceptWine.com website.

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