Cooler weather is on its way and with this wine review, we will inform you of the best wines of 2020 to drink during the colder season to keep you nice and toasty. Below is a list of our top 10 best wines to add to your collection that is perfect for cold weather drinking. Without further ado, dive into the best wines of 2020 brought to you by our wine enthusiasts at Loukinens on 4th in Springfield, Illinois.
2014 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder (California)
This Cabernet is firing on all cylinders, offering a gentle kick with a hint of dark chocolate, blueberries, and raspberries. It consists of a delicate aftertaste of baking spices and a subtle charred wood flavor. The tannins are perfectly integrated and because of that, it tops our list of best wines of 2020.
2006 Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut “Cuvee Nicolas Francois” (France)
A vintage champagne on the dryer side that does not have the typical yeasty flavor. This vintage offers a nutty and fresh brioche taste that pairs well with its grapefruit personality. This would be an excellent choice for a New Year’s toast.
2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional (Portugal)
This is one of the most expensive vintage Ports on the market, but if you can find and afford it, believe us, it is definitely worth it. This is one of our favorite wines with its bold chocolate and vanilla notes and a smooth transition of tannins, featuring a hint of licorice, tar, and tobacco before ending on a citrus taste.
2006 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva (Spain)
When indulging in this wine favorite, you will experience the robust aromas of red fruit, earth, leather, and dried herbs. It has a great balance with tannin, acid, weight, and alcohol which work together to bring you one of the best wines in your collection. This is an excellent option when you are eating red meat.
2017 Bouchard Père & Fils Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru (France)
This is the perfect blend of chewy and bold, mixed with spice and pepper notes and a powerful dried fruit taste. Burgundy in the winter is perfect, and this top of the line bottling from Bouchard Père is evidence of that. Enjoy a powerful and seductive wine that tastes as gorgeous as it looks.
With cooler weather approaching in the fall & winter, it might be beneficial to keep a couple of these wines in your cabinets for special occasions.
We promise you will not regret it.