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This year marks the 25th anniversary of our Top 100 list, where Wine Spectator’s editors select and highlight the most exciting wines from the thousands we reviewed during the course of the year.

Back in 1988, the wine world was much smaller. We reviewed about 3,000 newly released wines in our blind tastings, and the Top 100 skewed to France, Italy and California. In 2013, our editors reviewed more than 20,000 new releases, and the Top 100 includes wines from 13 foreign countries and four states.

As always, we select the Top 100 based on quality (represented by score), value (reflected by release price), availability (based on the number of cases either made or imported into the United States) and an “X-factor” we call excitement. However, this year, we have given more emphasis than ever before to the X-factor—the intensity of interest the wines excited by way of their singularity or authenticity.
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Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Rhone Valley, France) - [WS 94, #58 Top 100 2017] [VM 90-92]
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Rhone Valley, France) - [WS 94, #58 Top 100 2017] [VM 90-92]
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94 Points #58 Top 100 of 2017 Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A beautiful wine, with dark fig, warm boysenberry reduction and alluring creamed raspberry flavors streaming forth, accented by graphite, black tea and pastis. There's a healthy dose of singed apple wood through the finish, but it's well-embedded as everything pulls together. Best from 2020 through 2040. 5,500 cases made." -JM (Nov 2017)
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2017 (Rhone, France) - [WS 94] [AG 91] [RP 90]
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2017 (Rhone, France) - [WS 94] [AG 91] [RP 90]
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94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Inviting, with a whiff of macadamia nut out front, followed by heather, yellow apple, anise and Cavaillon melon flavors. A light kiss of brioche on the finish is deftly done. Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc. Drink now through 2022. 900 cases made." – JM (Nov 15, 2018)
Louis Jadot Bourgogne 2015 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 90, #68 Top 100 of 2018]
Louis Jadot Bourgogne 2015 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 90, #68 Top 100 of 2018]
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90 Points & #68 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Infused with graphite and cherry aromas and flavors, this red is expressive and silky, with a good underlying structure for balance. Drink now through 2023. 35,000 cases imported." - BS (Jul 2018)
Opus One Proprietary Red 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98+] [AG 96+]
Opus One Proprietary Red 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98+] [AG 96+] [WS 93]
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98 Points - James Suckling:
"Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold." - (July 7, 2018)
Opus One Proprietary Red 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98+] [AG 96+]
Opus One Proprietary Red 2015 [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98+] [AG 96+] [WS 93]
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98 Points - James Suckling:
"Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold." - (July 7, 2018)
Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon "Medalla Real" Gran Reserva 2013 (Maipo Valley, Chile) - [JS 92]
Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon "Medalla Real" Gran Reserva 2013 (Maipo Valley, Chile) - [JS 92]
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92 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas and flavors of dark fruit, mint and toasted oak. A little too much new wood. But the palate is compelling with a pretty depth of fruit and intensity. Better in 2019." - (May 29, 2017)

Trimbach Riesling "Cuvee Frederic Emile" 2009 (Alsace, France) - [WE 96] [WS 92] [ST 92]
Trimbach Riesling "Cuvee Frederic Emile" 2009 (Alsace, France) - [WE 96] [WS 92] [ST 92]
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96 Points Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A benchmark for Alsace Riesling, Cuvée Frédéric Emile is released only as it approaches maturity, and this 2009 is just getting there now. With kerosene aromas and tight, intensely zesty and mineral flavors, it shows the Trimbach approach—that Riesling needs to be bone dry. It's impressive now, but will be even better from 2016." - Roger Voss (12/31/2014)

Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2014 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [WS 90, #75 Top 100 of 2016]
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2014 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [WS 90, #75 Top 100 of 2016]
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90 Points & #75 Top 100 Wines of 2016 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Pear, peach and quince flavors mingle in this expressive white, while notes of mineral, tangerine and ginger add complexity. Shows depth and focus, with a clean, juicy finish. Drink now. 1,800 cases imported." — TM (Dec 31, 2016)
Opus One Proprietary Red 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 97, #62 Top 100 Domestic of 2017] [RP 96] [AG 95+]
Opus One Proprietary Red 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 97, #62 Top 100 Domestic of 2017] [RP 96] [AG 95+]
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97 Points, #62 Top 100 Domestic of 2017 - James Suckling:
"Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020. Available on October 2017." - (June 14, 2017)
Bodegas Alto Moncayo "Veraton" Campo de Borja DO 2015 (Aragon, Spain) - [WS 92]
Bodegas Alto Moncayo "Veraton" Campo de Borja DO 2015 (Aragon, Spain) - [WS 92]
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92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Round and juicy, this lively red shows ripe flavors of kirsch and mulled plum, with chocolate and licorice accents. Heady but not heavy, with bright acidity and spicy and floral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 6,000 cases made." - TM (Apr 30, 2018)