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We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual release of the
Haskell's Hundred List!

For over 48 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.

From the desk of Jack Farrell:

          Friends, 2018 has been yet another fabulous year for wine consumers in Minnesota! I have met with hundreds of wine vendors, winemakers and visited vineyards for the sole purpose of finding even more great values to offer to you!

It is with great pleasure that I announce my favorite 100 wines for 2018, our Haskell's Hundred. I have selected these wines based on their quality, availability and of course, their value. I guarantee that these wines will not disappoint!

In Vino Veritas

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

100. Chateau D'Aigueville Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017
99.   Henri de Villamont Pinot Noir 2014
98.   Acantalys Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015
97.   Fog Mountain Merlot 2016
96.   Baus Family Chardonnay 2014
95.   Cuvee du Vatican Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
94.   Haskell's Marquis Blanc 2015
93.   Tobias Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92.   Nota Bene Syrah 2012
91.   Domaine de Fazi Rose 2017
90.   Mazzocco Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
89.   Second Growth Willamette Pinot Noir 2016
88.   Woodwork Chardonnay 2015
87.   Les Laurieres de Rothschild 2012
86.   Lakegirl Chardonnay 2015 
85.   Terlato Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
84.   Finca San Martin Rioja 2014
83.   Andre Goichot Montagny Les Guignottes 2015
82.   Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
81.   Andre Goichot L'Envolee Chardonnay 2016
80.   Gergenti White 2017
79.   Chateau des 1000 Anges 2005
78.   Louis Tete Brouilly 2016
77.   Spice Block Malbec 2016
76.   Beni di Batasiolo Barolo 2013
75.   Madonna Liebfraumilch 2016
74.   Cavatina Rose N/V
73.   Andre Goichot Cotes de Nuits Villages 2014
72.   Bougetz Sauvignon Blanc 2016
71.   Koala Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016
70.   Rossi Wallace Pinot Noir 2016
69.   El Circo Volatinero Tempranillo 2016
68.   Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2015
67.   Chateau Bustamante 2013
66.   Mas Boislauzon La Chaussynette Rose 2016
65.   Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2017
64.   Les Roches Touraine Blanc 2017
63.   Le Val Brut N/V
62.   Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2017
61.   El Circo Acrobata Garnacha 2015
60.   Chateau La Castillonne 2016
59.   Boisset Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc 2015
58.   Chateau Mille Anges Blanc 2016
57.   Caliterra Reserva Carmenere 2016
56.   Domaine Colombier Chablis 2015
55.   Domaine Grand Bourjassot Sablet 2015
54.   Beni di Batasiolo Barbera d'Alba 2014
53.   Las Capas 2015 
52.   Pra Vinera Pinot Noir 2016
51.   Vina Robles Red4 2013
50.   Henry Fessy Chateau des Reyssiers Regnie 2014
49.   Koala Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
48.   Seaside Sauvignon Blanc 2016
47.   Chateau Corbin 2011
46.   El Circo Contorisionista Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
45.   Chateau d'Hautefeuille 2015
44.   La Forge Viognier 2017
43.   Bougetz Eminence 2014
42.   Marietta Roman 2016
41.   Jean Louis ICE Blanc de Blancs N/V
40.   El Jamon Tempranillo 2016
39.   Torchbearer Zinfandel 2015
38.   Les Lys Vouvray 2015
37.   Newton Claret 2015
36.   L'Aubiniere Muscadet 2016
35.   Domaine L' Enclos 2016
34.   La Gondola Merlot 2016
33.   Mud Pie Petite Sirah 2012
32.   Bouchard Aine et Fils Rose 2016
31.   Henri de Villamont Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014
30.   Domaine L'Obrieu Les Frangines 2015
29.   Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
28.   Andre Goichot L'Envolee Pinot Noir 2016
27.   Las Valles 2016
26.   Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2016
25.   Beni di Batasiolo Nebbiolo 2015
24.   Cantina Della Torre Pinot Grigio 2017
23.   Terraces Chardonnay 2016
22.   Boisset Macon-Ige 2015
21.   DNA Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016
20.   L' Opale Rose 2017
19.   Bouchard Aine et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013
18.   Gergenti Red 2016
17.   Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014
16.   Pra Vinera Zinfandel 2016
15.   Beaune Hospices de Beaune Betault 2008
14.   Bordeaux by Boyd-Cantenac 2015
13.   Chateau Lafleur du Roy 2015
12.   Terraces Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
11.   Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs N/V
10.   Liberated Pinot Noir 2013
9.     Benoit Girard Sancerre 2017
8.     Nota Bene Una Notte 2014
7.     Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
6.     Bacio della Luna Extra Dry N/V

5.     Buena Vista The Count 2014

The winery’s colorful founder, The Count of Buena Vista, pioneered premium winemaking in California. A tireless and passionate devotee of California wine, The Count imported hundreds of premium vines from Europe, dug Sonoma’s first wine caves, introduced innovative viticulture techniques, and wrote the first treatise on California wine. Buena Vista Winery honors his legacy, bold vision, and commitment to excellence through this red wine – the Founder ’s Red Wine. The 2014 Founder's Red Wine offers enticing aromas of rich, dark chocolate and soft baking spices. Upon the palate, dark berry flavors, plum skin and mocha mingle with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Nicely structured and well-balanced, this wine has a long, dense finish that lingers long after the first sip. Try it alongside BBQ beef or country-style pork ribs.

91 Points ~ Wine Advisory Board

4.     Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir 2014

From California to Oregon to Burgundy, Pinot Noir continually delivers and shows itself as the king of wines. Cambria's offering is medium to full-bodied with intense red fruit flavors, floral notes and hints of spice and herbs. As Robert Parker's Wine Advocate points out, this is a wine with "a lot of varietal expression and sense of place for this price point without sacrificing flavor, which is a dorky way of saying, it rocks!" It is sitting perfectly in its drinking window right now but can be cellared for another couple of years! 

90 Points ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

3.     Chateau d'Aigueville Massif d'Uchaux Cotes du Rhone 2015

Wines from the Cotes-du-Rhone are often overlooked as the labels can be confusing and wine drinkers don't know what they are made from! Let me tell you that this is one bottle that you should not miss! A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan come together to form a decadent, dark and robust wine with flavors of black fruit, blackberry and a hint of spice. It is a powerful wine with silky tannins that are a must for your holiday table! Pair with lamb, beef roasts, filet mignon and crown roast of pork. Buy a few and cellar for 5-8 years to see how beautifully it ages!

2.     J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2015

Located in the north of Burgundy, in Yonne department, the appellation stretches over around 20 communes that cover the hillsides running alongside the pretty Serein Valley. The vineyard enjoys an exceptional geological situation. The main bedrock comes from the Jurassic epoch, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean age (150 million years ago). Deposits of tiny oysters can still be found today in the rock, remains of a time where the sea was totally covering this territory. Golden in color with an intense and elegant nose of peach, pear, pink grapefruit and almond. The palate is fresh, balanced and creamy with notes of cherry blossom and citrus zest. This is a very complex and pure wine, with a long and finessed finish. 

1.     Torchbearer Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Torchbearer Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards located in the heart of the Oakville AVA. This singular growing area is defined by deep alluvial soils and exceptionally high gravel content resulting in small berry sizes and intense varietal fruit. Famous throughout the world as one of Napa's hallmark vineyard appellations, the wines from this region represent a very small percentage of the wines produced in the Napa Valley. Enjoy this sophisticated wine with well-aged beef, cheeses and exceptional company!