2017 Haskell's 100 

For over 47 years, Jack Farrell has traveled the world selecting wines for Haskell's and offering his recommendations for the people of Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.  We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual release of the Haskell's Hundred List!  We know you will be as excited about these selections as we are.

 

From the desk of Jack Farrell:

          2017 has been another great year for wine here at Haskell's. Based on the wines that I have seen and tasted this year, I can tell you that the consumer has never had as many quality wines to choose from as we do today (and at such affordable prices)! This year, I have put together a list of my Haskell's Hundred, my favorite 100 wines that retail under $100. I have selected these wine recommendations based on their quality, availability and of course, their value. I guarantee that these wines will not disappoint!

In Vino Veritas
Cheers!


Click the links below to read the wine reviews and to purchase any of the Haskell's Hundred wines!

100.  Boisset Bourgogne Aligote 2014
99.   Domaine d'Aigueville Cotes du Rhone Villages 2015
98.   Hubert Veneau Pouilly Fumé 2014
97.   Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2015
96.   Limerick Lane Rosé 2016
95.   Silver Beach Sauvignon Blanc 2016
94.   Cavatina Prosecco (non-vintage)
93.   Gearbox Chardonnay 2016
92.   Kunde Sauvignon Blanc 2016
91.   Projection Chardonnay 2016
90.   La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
89.   Mud Pie Sauvignon Blanc 2013
88.   Koala Ranch Shiraz 2016
87.   Pine Ridge Chardonnay 2014
86.   Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet 2014
85.   Gloria Ferrer Etesian Rosé 2015
84.   Sittmann Late Harvest Riesling 2014
83.   Peirano Estate Illusion Red Blend 2015
82.   Hearst Ranch Chardonnay 2015
81.   Folie a Deux Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
80.   Conquista Malbec Reserve 2014
79.   Chappellet Chardonnay 2014
78.   Can Blau 2014
77.   La Ferme du Mont Cotes Capelan Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
76.   Etude Pinot Noir Grace Benoist Ranch 2014
75.   Projection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
74.   Lander Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
73.   Baus Family Pinot Noir 2013
72.   Locations E
71.   Barnett Sangiocomo Chardonnay 2014
70.   Bouchard Aine et Fils Pinot Noir 2014
69.   Neyers Chardonnay 2015
68.   Marquis Bordeaux Rouge 2015
67.   Second Growth Chehalem Mt Pinot Noir 2015
66.   Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas 2014
65.   Fog Mountain Cabernet 2015
64.   Paco & Lola Grenache/Tempranillo 2014
63.   Groth Chardonnay 2013
62.   Bouchard Aine et Fils Chardonnay 2015
61.   Ligeriens Rosé d'Anjou 2016
60.   Chateau Capbern Gasqueton 2011
59.   Delas Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2014
58.   Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015
57.   Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvée 2014
56.   Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
55.   Casa Farrelli Chianti 2014
54.   Croix de Beaucaillou 2011
53.   Chateau Loumelat Blanc 2014
52.   Altvs Cabernet 2013
51.   Angels Landing Pinot Noir 2013
50.   Kunde Magnolia Lane Rosé 2016
49.   Acantalys Cotes du Rhone 2015
48.   L'Opale Rosé 2016
47.   Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
46.   Hearst Ranch Three Sisters Cuvee Blanc 2015
45.   Chateau Le Sartre Blanc 2014
44.   Fog Mountain Pinot Noir 2015
43.   El Jamon Crianza 2013
42.   St Helena Ravenous Meritage 2008
41.   29 & Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
40.   il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2011
39.   Cliff Lede Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
38.   Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec 2012
37.   Le Petit Cabrieres 2015
36.   Chateau Garreau Rouge 2011
35.   Gearbox Pinot Noir 2016
34.   Mas Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
33.   Domaine de Vaufauget Vouvray 2014
32.   Second Growth Willamette Pinot Noir 2015
31.   Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuveé 2009
30.   Chateau des Laurets 2012
29.   Mommessin Domaine Presle Fleurie 2013
28.   Domaine Serene Yamhill Pinot Noir 2014
27.   Marquis de Calon Bordeaux 2011
26.   Terraces Chardonnay 2015
25.   Chateau Mille Anges 'Mozart' 2012
24.   Roederer L'Ermitage Rosé 2006
23.   Foley Johnson Meritage 2011
22.   Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2015
21.   Bougetz Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2014
20.   Windstorm Zinfandel 2015
19.   Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir 2014
18.   Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2013
17.   Charles Viénot Mâcon-Villages 2013
16.   Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2012
15.   Forman Chardonnay 2015
14.   Method Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
13.   Mado en Provence Rosé 2016
12.   Domaine Michel Poinard Crozes Hermitage 2015
11.   Chateau Caronnes St Gemme 2012
10.   Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
9.     Gaja Promis 2014
8.     Coeur de Terre Pinot Noir 2013
7.     Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
6.     29 & Oak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

 

  1. Louis Latour Marsannay 2008

Marsannay is the village which marks the northern gateway to the Côte d'Or on leaving Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and home to the Ducs de Bourgogne. This village marks the beginning of the Route des Grands Crus which follows the N6 highway through the Côte d'Or.  Marsannay received its Appellation Contrôlée designation in 1987 in recognition of the consistently high quality of its wine. Showing a pretty ruby red color, this Marsannay reveals a savory nose of red fruits. It is structured and elegant. "This was and is my go-to, every day wine for 2017!"  – Jack Farrell

  1. Roberts & Rogers Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding blend of Napa Valley fruit. Primarily sourced from the Louer Family Vineyard - Ehlers Lane Estate, we've blended a selection of fruit from surrounding Napa vineyards to create an outstanding cabernet with layers of complexity. A splash of Merlot (10%) is added to create bold flavors of dark cherries along with blueberries & spiced plums. The palate is layered with well structured tannins from 15 months of French Oak. "A superb example of rich, spicy Cabernet from our dear friends at Roberts & Rogers." – Jack Farrell

  1. Tobias Formation 2014

Upon opening, ripe cherry juice and hints of understated oak race out of the glass. This wine has a gem like deep blackberry color with hints of toasted vanilla, black cherry and pipe tobacco upon tasting. This is a big bodied wine that maintains a soft, round mouth feel showing the true balance of the 85% Alexander Valley Cabernet and 15% Sangiovese. This is a killer winning blend that will leave you wanting more! Using 50% new French oak creates a subtle scent and flavor, with hints of well integrated wood amongst the more defined, richer aspects in the nose. "Yet another fantastic wine from Toby Forman, who is closely following in his father's very successful footsteps." – Jack Farrell

  1. Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014

Intense, focused and complex. Pink grapefruit, fresh fig and pear aromas are enhanced by elements of spice and vanilla, contributing additional depth and intrigue. Flavors of lemon curd, marzipan and white peach evolve in the mouth, enlivened by beautifully balanced natural acidity. Enjoy this wine by itself of with a range of cuisines. The wine's rich texture and flavor pair wonderfully with rich seafood like lobster, crab and salmon and it's equally compatible with poultry, mushrooms and pork. "One of the best American Chardonnays that I have tasted in a long time.  This wine rivals some of Burgundy's top producers!" –  Jack Farrell

  1. Savigny Les Beaune Premier Cru Hospices de Beaune Cuvée Fouquerand 2014

This has a captivating floral complexity, featuring violets in the nose. This Burgundy is wonderfully balanced and the palate features soft flavors of strawberry and cherries with a pleasant lingering finish. "Drinking great out of the bottle, pair this with roast chicken, game, or wild mushroom risotto.  This is a wonderfully elegant wine for any holiday occasion." – Jack Farrell