Northern Rhone Red Vintage Chart

Northern Rhone    
2009 93 H
2008 87 D
2007 88 D/H
2006 90 D/H
2005 89 D/H
2004 87 D
2003 96 D/H
2002 77 D
2001 90 D
2000 88 D
1999 95 D/H
1998 92 D
1997 90 D
1996 88 D
1995 89 D
1994 86 D
1993 70 D
1992 78 D
1991 91 D
1990 93 D

Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer. The better wines from a vintage will generally have longer lives and cellar better. The ratings are as follows:

RATING:
95-100 Spectacular. Most producers made very good wines at all levels
90-94 Excellent. The best wines should be great. Consistency throughout the vintage.
85-89 Very Good. The best producers made top wines. Inconsistent thru the lower levels.
80-86 Good. Many producers made good wines with some inconsistency at the bottom.
75-79 Middling. Choose your producers carefully. Only the best may have made a top wine.
70-74 Below Average. Tough vintage to make good wines.
Under 70 A Poor vintage. Spend your money very carefully.

STATUS:
D=Drink
D/H=Drink or Hold
H=Hold

Loren Sonkin is an IntoWine.com Featured Contributor and the Founder/Winemaker at Sonkin Cellars.

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