Barolo: A tricky vintage in Piedmont, with hail reducing yields by about half. Barbaresco is faring better than Barolo, but both are ready to drink now.Bordeaux: A classic vintage producing balanced wines built for the long haul.Burgundy: A strong vintage for reds, and an exceptional one for whites. Reds are juicy, elegant, and floral. Whites are rich, complex, and age-worthy.Champagne: A strong vintage yielding wines that you should hold for another few years before drinking.German Riesling: Overall, a sub-par vintage, but great producers still managed to make herbal, age-worthy wines.Napa: This was one of the driest vintages ever for Napa, but the wines turned out great. They’re powerful, aromatic, and balanced by nice acidity.Northern Rhône: An inconsistent vintage due to problems from rain and hail. Top Northern Rhône producers managed to make classic-style wines that can be enjoyed young.Tuscany: A weak vintage sandwiched between two phenomenal ones. Look for wines from top producers, especially if you enjoy the lighter, more aromatic side of sangiovese.