Sunday, December 14, 2008

2008 Playboy Collector Series Wines and Scores!

Its one month into the Playboy Collector's Series and we've got some great news! All wines are to be released by Mid December, in time for the Holidays. Since the release date in Late September, we've received word that the 2006 Sette Ponti Oreno, the 5th wine of the 2008 Playboy Collector's Series, was awarded the prestigious title of #16 inside the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2008!
Here is a list of the wines by month and the awards associated:
2005 Janzen Napa Valley Cabernet, 92 pts by Wine Enthusiast
2005 Gargiulo Money Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Top 20 New Wineries by Wines and Spirits Magazine.
2003 St. Supery Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold Medal Taster's Guild International Wine Competition
2003 Schug Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 pts. Wine Enthusiast
2006 Sette Ponti Oreno, 96 pts Wine Spectator, #15 Top 100 Wines of 2008
2005 Vilafonte Series C, not yet scored, previous vintages yield 90-91 Pts by Wine Spectator
2006 San Guido Guidalberto by Sassicaia, 92 pts by Wine Spectator
2004 Nadia Santa Barbara Red Wine, not yet scored.
2005 Bodegas RODA Cirsion, 93 pts Wine Spectator
2006 Groom Barossa Valley Shiraz, Winemaker's Barrel Selection, 90+ pts by Wine Spectator
2001 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon, not yet scored, consistent 90-91 by Wine Spectator
2005 Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvingon, not yet scored, consistently 90-94 pts by Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
Based on our last tasting of Playboy Wines, and the success of our article on Wine Spectator, Luxist Magazine, and a few others, we feel very fortunate to be working with such prestigious and talented wine makers. We'll be keeping you updated on the 2008 Playboy Wine Collection. FYI, we will be shipping the first waves of product to our retailer partners in Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York for mid-December delivery.

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