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The Performance Tables

United States of America

California was the first New World area in which a Champagne house set up a serious méthode champenoise operation, when Moët established Domaine Chandon in 1973. This state still leads the way, but with Washington and Oregon (not tasted this year) in the wings.

91 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 1994 Brut
91 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger 1995 Le Rêve
90 Gloria Ferrer 1994 Royal Cuvée Brut
90 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 1996 Brut
90 Iron Horse 1991 Brut
89 Gloria Ferrer 1993 Royal Cuvée Brut
89 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger 1994 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs
88 Iron Horse 1997 Blanc de Blancs
85 Mumm Cuvée Napa 1994 Winery Lake
85 Mumm Cuvée Napa NV Sparkling Pinot Noir
85 Roederer Estate NV Rosé Brut
85 Iron Horse 1995 Classic Vintage Brut
85 Mountain Dome NV Cuvée Forté
85 Mumm Cuvée Napa 1996 DVX Brut
85 J 1994 Brut (magnum)
83 Mountain Dome 1995 Brut
83 J 1996 Brut
82 Schramsberg 1997 Blanc de Blancs
80 Gloria Ferrer NV Carneros Rosé
80 Mumm Cuvée Napa NV Brut Prestige
80 Roederer Estate NV Brut
80 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger NV Brut
80 Iron Horse 1996 Russian Cuvée
80 Etoile NV Brut
79 Thornton NV Cuvée de Frontignan
78 Mountain Dome NV Brut
78 Jepson NV Blanc de Blancs
78 Mumm Cuvée Napa NV Blanc de Noirs
77 Mumm Cuvée Napa NV Blanc de Blancs
77 Thornton NV Millennium Cuvée
77 Iron Horse 1996 Classic Vintage Brut
76 Mirabelle NV Brut, Schramsberg
76 Gloria Ferrer NV Brut
76 Thornton NV Brut Rosé
75 Mumm Cuvée Napa 1995 Brut
75 Domaine Chandon NV Blanc de Noirs
75 Korbel 1998 Natural Chardonnay Champagne
75 Gloria Ferrer NV Blanc de Noirs
75 Pacific Echo NV Brut, Mendocino County
75 Iron Horse NV Brut Rosé
72 Chateau Frank 1996 Brut
70 Shadow Creek by Chandon NV Blanc de Noirs
70 Thornton NV Natural Brut Reserve
70 Chateau Biltmore 1998 Blanc de Blancs Brut