Top Ten Vintage Wines From 2010

Those looking for vintage wine for sale should give wines produced in the year 2010 a serious look. Many fabulous wines were produced all over the world during 2010, from Cabernets bottled in Napa Valley to Pinot Noirs produced in New Zealand.

1. 2010 Eden Canyon Vineyards Jolie Bordeaux Style Red Wine

This quintessential California wine has been well-aged in neutral oak and is ready to uncork. It’s good with meat, poultry, and seafood, but also makes an exceptional dessert wine when paired with fruit desserts or chocolate. Berry and chocolate tones predominate, giving it a lush, full body that perfectly complement its soft tannins.

2. 2010 Levendi Sweeney Ranch Chardonnay

Perfectly aged in French Oak, this exceptional Chardonnay contains hints of fresh apple, lemon chiffon, and vanilla cream, making it one of the better choices to uncork to enjoy with an afternoon snack of fresh fruit on the porch on a summer afternoon. This Chardonnay also pairs perfectly with white seafood of any type as well as with freshwater trout and bass.

3. 2010 Texas Hills Vineyard Muscato

This well balanced Muscato pairs well with fruity desserts but can also hold its own when served with a spicy Southwest-inspired dinner. With a tropical fruit finish and notes of sweet guava, this wine can also function as a luscious dessert in its own right. Those looking for excellent vintage wine values should pick up a bottle or two of this excellent Muscato.

4. 2010 Rasa Vineyards Plus One Cabernet Sauvignon

From Washington State’s Columbia wine producing region, this Cabernet was aged in French oak and featuries opulent notes of cassis, mint, eucalyptus, cherries, and dried rose petals, this expertly crafted Cabernet can be uncorked soon after purchase or cellared for up to 20 years. Cabernet connoisseurs will agree that this vintage is a true classic.

5. 2010 Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Zinfandel

A classic Zinfandel from California’s world-renowned Napa Valley, this wine is perfect for pairing with grilled meats, Italian stews, and pizza. Aged in large oak barrels, this wine contains hints of strawberries, white pepper, and licorice. Critics agree that it’s one of the best 2010 wine vintages on the market.

6. 2010 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux

Definitely worth of being featured on the 2010 wine spectator top 100 list, this is a definite special occasion wine that should be enjoyed with loved ones to mark a life event. Blueberries, violets, and black currants are all well-represented in its bouquet. This wine can easily be cellared for another 40 years.

7. 2010 Courbis Cornas Saborette

Definitely a superior 2010 wine vintage, this wine has a uniquely purple color and a bouquet that mixes spring flowers with ripe blackberries, smoked meats, cassis, and graphite. This wine can be uncorked and enjoyed immediately or aged for as long as 20 more years.

8. 2010 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto

This is a magnificent wine that should be at the very top of any vintage wine chart. Dark cherries, chocolate combine with aromatic tobacco notes to create a truly beautiful wine that can be successfully cellared until the year 2030. This Merlot from Tuscany is a wine to be treasured as a once in a lifetime experience.

9. 2010 Torbrek Run Rig Shiraz

Holiday cake, plum, and mulberry notes dominate the bouquet of this luxurious Australian wine. This is a big wine with velvety tannins and a vibrant finish. Beautiful to look at, it’s almost black in color with shimmers and glints of garnet and purple. This is excellent wine for sipping by a lively fire on a winter evening while the snow flies outside. It can be aged for up to 15 years but can be uncorked immediately upon purchase for delicious results as well.

10. 2010 Rippon “Emma’s Block” Mature Vine Pinot Noir, Central Otago

Herbs, blackberries, and red raspberries make up the bouquet of this New Zealand Pinot Noir. Silky textured with delicately fine tannins, this wine can be safely cellared only up until the year 2020. Pinot Noir is meant to be enjoyed while young. This is a small batch wine that pairs perfectly with wild salmon, pork roasts, and classic turkey dinners. It can also be served with simple bowl of dark cherries, poached pears, or honey-glazed blueberries spooned over French vanilla ice cream.