The Best Wines of 2022

It is the last day of the year and this is the time that every wine lover has been waiting for! I am finally revealing Wine Splash’s Top 69 Wines from 2022! These are all wines that I at Wine Splash have tasted personally and would recommend their quality and taste to anyone. This year there are 35 red wines, 20 white wines, 5 sparkling, 5 rose’, and 4 sweet wines. Most of these wines have been posted here so you can go back to that posting to read about that particular wine if you like. So without further ado and before that New Year’s ball drops, lets start with Champagne and Sparkling wines!

Champagne and Sparkling:

Champagne Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee       

Thibaut-Janisson Xtra Brut – Virginia                      

Good Harbor Vineyards Blanc de Noir – Michigan

Septenary Winery Brut Sparkling Rose’ – Virginia

M. Lawrence “SEX” Brut Sparkling Rose’ – Leelanau Peninsula 

Rose’ Wines

2021 St. Supery Napa Valley Estate Rose’              

2021 Belles d’Eguilles Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence  

2021 Cecilia Beretta Rose’ Trevenezie – Italy          

2019 Black Star Farms “Acturos” Pinot Noir Rose’ – Michigan                                                            

2020 Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie “Grigio Luna” Rose’ 

Port Style and Sweet:

2009 Mount Pleasant Augusta Tawny Port – Missouri

Fenn Valley “Classic” Ruby Red Port – Michigan 

Cunningham Creek Sweet Home Port – Virginia 

Bowers Harbor “Cooper” Semi-Sweet White – Michigan 

White Wines

2020 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Dry Riesling – Australia

2020 Fess Parker Santa Barbara Chardonnay – California                                                                    

2021 Keswick Vineyards Monticello Estate Viognier – Virginia                                                        

2021 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc / Viognier – California

Coopers Hawk Restaurant and Winery “GRU-V” Gruner Veltliner                                                    

2020 Julien Schaal Alsace Grand Cru Riesling          

2020 Septenary Winery Sauvignon Blanc – Virginia 

2018 Iron Horse Unoaked Russian River Valley Chardonnay                                                                

2020 Veritas Vineyards “Saddleback” Chardonnay – VA

2020 Bonobo Winery Dry Riesling – Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan                                                   

2020 Paul Tagliaferro Cullen Roero Arneis – Piedmont, Italy                                                                   

2020 Early Mountain Dry Petit Manseng – Virginia 

Cooper & Thief Tequila Aged Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Graham & Stella Napa Sauvignon Blanc         

2019 Blenheim Vineyards Roussanne White – Virginia

2021 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)                                                                 

2020 Good Harbor Vineyards “Tribute” Chardonnay – Michigan                                                          

2018 Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling – Columbia Valley                                                                    

2020 Sun Goddess Pinot Grigio Ramato – Friuli, Italy 

2021 Gray Ghost Gewurztraminer – Virginia 

Red Wines:

2017 Saxenburg Wine Estate Private Collection Syrah – South Africa                                                    

2018 Bodega Vallobera Crianza Rioja Tempranillo – Spain                                                                        

2010 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Telegramme”                                      

2019 Bonobo Winery BDX – Michigan                               

2018 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard – Russian River, California                                            

2018 Francis Ford Coppola Merlot – California                

2010 Shafer Vineyards “Relentless” Napa Valley Syrah

2019 Keswick Vineyard Block 7 Cabernet Sauvignon – Monticello, Virginia                                              

2019 Hawk & Horse Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon – California                                                                

2015 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon – Walla Walla Valley                                                             

2019 Mari Vineyards “Troglodyte Rosso” Old Mission Peninsula – Michigan                                      

2019 Post & Beam Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Famille Coperet Vigneron Beaujolais-Villages – France                                                                        

2019 Barbanera Vino Rosso Appassimento Per Joe – Italy                                                                             

2017 Rizman Tribidrag Red – South Dalmatia, Croatia    

2019 Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve – Virginia                                                                             

2018 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Red – Italy                  

2017 Peninsula Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc – Merlot – Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan       

Paul Tagliaferro Cullen Rosso di Toscana – Italy             

2019 Blue Rock “Baby Blue” Sonoma Red Blend              

2017 Fenn Valley Vineyards Meritage – Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan                                                 

2019 Los Haroldos Riserva Malbec – Argentina               

2015 Pago del Cielo Celeste Crianza Tempranillo – Spain                                                                                   

2015 Domaine du Pagau Chateauneuf-du-Pape – France                                                                            

2019 Domaine Gerard Berger Hautes Cotes de Beaune Red (Pinot Noir)                                                       

2018 Calculated Risk Pinot Noir – Monterey, California

2017 Lovingston Winery Estate Reserve Red – Virginia  

2019 Clos LaChance Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Santa Clara Valley                                       

2018 Corison Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Chateau La Rose du Pin Bordeaux                        

St Julian Winery TRE Red Blend – Michigan                     

2018 Mitolo “Jester” Shiraz – Australia                              

2018 Tabone Vineyards Reserve Red – Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan                                                           

2015 Pendulum Red Blend – Columbia Valley           

Good Harbor Collaboration Red Blend – Michigan 

Congratulations to all the wonderful wineries who made this list of my 69 Fine Wines of 2022! Cheers to the talented winemakers and all the love you put into the wines you create each year. Happy New Year 2023! 

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