Only 4,0, 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.
From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).
If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.
Signorello Estate, Hope’s Cuvée, Chardonnay (white dry wine) Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2013 none; 2014 and 2015; not 2016 and 2017. (2018-11)
Signorello Estate, Padrone (red dry blend wine) Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2004 none; 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016; not 2017. (2018-11)
Silver Oak Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon (red dry blend wine), Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2018-11)
Sin Crianza, a Spanish quality designation for red and white wines. Sin Crianza means that wine has not been matured in oak barrels or that wine has been matured for shorter time than it that is required in order to the wine be classified as Crianza-wine. However, there are Sin Crianza-wines that are matured in tank for one year and then maybe six months in a bottle. They have not been in contact with any oak, but they are also not Vino Joven.
Sinegal Estate, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon (red dry wine and red dry blend wine; varies from vintage to vintage), St. Helena, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 2013, 2014 and 2016. (2018-11)
Sine Qua Non, Mr K The Noble Man (white sweet wine; 100% Chardonnay), California, USA, the best vintages, 2001, 2005 and 2006. (2018-11)
Sine Qua Non, Mr K The Straw Man, Vin de Paille (white sweet wine; 100 Semillon), Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. (2018-11)
Soave, 3 Italian DOC-appellations (3 DOC-wines) and 4 DOCG-appellations (4 DOCG-wines). All 7 wines must consist of at least 70% Garganega. The remaining 30% in a DOC classified wine can consist of Trebbiano di Soave and Trebbiano Toscano (max 15%). While the remaining 30% in a DOCG classified wine can consist of Chardonnay and Trebbiano di Soave as well as a maximum of 5% of Cortese, Friulano, Riesling Italico, Serprina, Trebbiano Toscano and Vespaiolo. In order to a DOCG classified wine may be named Riserva, it must be matured for at least 24 months, 3 of these in bottle. To the 3 DOC-appellations belong: Soave, Soave Classico and Soave Colli Scaligeri. To the 4 DOCG-appellations belong: Recioto di Soave, Recioto di Soave Classico, Soave Superiore and Soave Superiore Classico. The appellation, which belongs to the Veneto wine region, has 6,583 ha planted with vine and its yield is very high, 88 hl/ha. The majority of Soave wines should be drunk young, around 1 to 5 years old. (2012-09)
Soave grapes, the main grape in this appellation is Garganega (over 70%). Also grown is Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano Toscano, Chardonnay, Cortese, Friulano, Riesling Italico, Serprina and Vespaiolo. (2013-02)
Soave soils, the lowland areas consist of alluvial soil (clay, sand and gravel). The central and eastern parts of the highland areas consist of weathered magmatic rock, while the southern and western parts of the highland areas consist of limestone. (2012-09)
Soave the best vintages, 2006. (2012-09)
Solaia (red dry blend wine; 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese och 5% Cabernet Franc), Tuscany, Italy, the best vintages, until vintage 1996 none; 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. (2018-11)
Soldera (Case Basse di Gianfranco), Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva (red dry wine; 100% Sangiovese), Tuscany, Italy, the best vintages, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2002 and 2004; ftom vintage 2005 until vintage 2008 none. (2018-11)
Solera-method, is a unique method that is used for the production of sherry. The Solera-method means that 4-7 layers of 600 litres oak barrels lie on each other. The oak barrels that are at the bottom are the oldest and it is from here the wine is bottled. After the wine has been taken out of the bottom oak barrels, the same amount (max. 33% per year) is filled from the oak barrels that are closest to the above and so on. By mixing different vintages with each other, there is no vintage sherry. In some oak barrels during the solera process, a layer of flor (a skin of yeast) is formed during the aged and in some not. The wine, which is aged in oak barrels that have formed the layer of flor, does not come into contact with oxygen and becomes drier than the wine that has not formed the layer of flor, comes into contact with oxygen. There are solera systems that are over 100 years old.
Sonoma Coast, a US' appellation (AVA) that belongs to the Sonoma County wine district, which in turn belongs to the wine region of the North Coast in California. Sonoma Coast AVA status was awarded in 1987. The appellation has 809 hectares planted with vine. Much of Sonoma County’s most celebrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are grown here, yet few wines are actually made in the appellation. It was created to allow wineries with grapes in different vineyards, from the different parts of the appellation, to blend them and still label wines as "estate bottled”. (2016-08)
Sonoma County, a United States’ wine district that is located in the North Coast wine region in California. The wine district consists of 17 appellations (AVA): Alexander Valley (6,070 ha planterade med vin), Bennett Valley (263 ha), Carneros- Sonoma (3,237 ha), Chalk Hill (567 ha), Dry Creek Valley (3,642 ha), Fort Ross-Seaview (202 ha), Fountaingrove District (202 ha), Green Valley of Russian River Valley (1,457 ha), Knights Valley (809 ha), Moon Mountain (607 ha), Northern Sonoma (består av Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Green Valley, Knights Valley och Russian River Valley; 18,615 ha), Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak (93 ha), Rockpile (65 ha), Russian River Valley (6,070 ha), Sonoma Coast (809 ha), Sonoma Mountain (324 ha) and Sonoma Valley (4,147 ha). The wine district has 28,564 ha planted with vine. (2016-08)