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December 31, 2017 | Kramer Vineyards

Top Ten Wines of 2017

Here are our top 10 wines, as determined by number of bottles sold in our tasting rooms and online. 

 

Honorable Mention: 
2016 Celebrate Rosé of Pinot Noir &
2016 Celebrate Pinot Noir Blanc

This pair of now sold-out sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir were club releases this spring, and tasting room favorites through the summer.
10. Remark Pinot Noir, $18
Our second label Pinot Noir delivers satisfying primary fruit at a price that makes it an easy bottle to open when the mood strikes.
9. 2016 Celebrate Grüner Veltliner, $28
From our third harvest of this grape variety, the peach, white pepper, and chalky minerality has only gotten more pronounced as the vines mature. 
8. 2015 Celebrate Pinot Gris, $26
Hands-down our favorite wine to have with shellfish, this sparkling wine shows off the crisp, minerally side of the second most widely planted grape variety in the state.
7: 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, $28
This vintage isn't for the faint of heart. Starting with a hail storm during bloom and ending with a once in 100 year typhoon, it's a miracle we had any fruit to work with at all. What nature left behind resulted in Pinots with juicy, high-toned red fruit and intriguing floral aromas.
6. 2015 Pinot Gris Estate, $18
Our Pinot Gris vines were planted in the mid-80s, resulting in both the clarity of flavor, and unexpected depth make this wine a stunner. Plus, it ages gracefully--we're drinking vintages after 10+ years of cellar time, and they're stunning.
5. 2014 Pinot Noir Estate, $28
In contrast with the 2013 vintage, 2014 was a breeze--ideal weather during major stages of growth, and plenty of sun through harvest. The wines, though still young, have the approachability of a warm vintage Pinot, with lots of berry fruits and baking spices.
4. 2014 Carmine, $38
Our best-selling red wine isn't a Pinot Noir, but a little-known red double-cross that we planted in 1989. We've grown to love this thick-skinned, plummy, peppery, grape--especially with a steak.
 
3. 2014 Brut, $30
A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,and Pinot Meunier, our classic Brut is a nice balance of fresh citrus, yeasty aromas, apple and pear, with a limey minerality.
2. 2015 Celebrate Müller-Thurgau, $24
We've been making this sparkling wine for over a decade. Tropical, with Asian Pear and honeydew melon, a hint of orange blossom and lychee, this bubbly has a sweet-tart effect on the palate that pairs nicely with spicy foods, fresh cheeses, and light desserts.
1. 2015 Müller-Thurgau Estate, $16
The bubble-free wine made from Müller boasts more citrus, minerality, and length. Easy to drink and share, it suits a wide range of palates and occasions, so it's always Müller time!

 

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