Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018!



 

We’ve just revealed the Top 100 of 2018! Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.

Here you’ll find every Top 100 list back to the debut year, 1988. Since then, new regions, grapes and styles have appeared on the list, but the classics are still going strong. Enjoy browsing more than 30 years of the world’s top wines!

For detailed profiles of the 2018 picks, check out the complete Top 100 Wines of 2018 package in the upcoming Dec. 31, 2018, issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands Dec. 4, or buy a back issue or digital edition when they become available.

(Note: In 1998, some wines share the same rank, as the list was divided into top reds, whites and dessert wines.

 

Rank

Wine

Vintage

Score

Price

 

1

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia+

2015

97

$245

 

2

Château Canon-La Gaffelière St.-Emilion+

2015

96

$84

 

3

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva+

2015

96

$35

 

4

La Rioja Alta Rioja 890 Gran Reserva Selección Especial+

2005

95

$175

 

5

Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne Dom Pérignon Legacy Edition+

2008

96

$180

 

6

Aubert Chardonnay Carneros Larry Hyde & Sons+

2016

96

$85

 

7

Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek+

2015

95

$26

 

8

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape+

2016

95

$70

 

9

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna San Lorenzo+

2016

95

$60

 

10

Bedrock The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley+

2016

95

$46

 

11

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva+

2013

95

$30

 

12

Felton Road Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn+

2017

96

$50

 

13

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva+

2013

96

$66

 

14

Warre Vintage Port+

2016

98

$98

 

15

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino+

2013

97

$79

 

16

Château Monbousquet St.-Emilion+

2015

95

$53

 

17

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino+

2013

95

$45

 

18

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape+

2015

97

$99

 

19

San Felice Chianti Classico+

2016

94

$17

 

20

Jasper Hill Shiraz Heathcote Georgia's Paddock+

2015

95

$85

 

21

Scott Base Pinot Noir Central Otago+

2016

93

$18

 

22

Vik Milla Cala Cachapoal Valley+

2012

94

$39

 

23

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port+

2016

98

$120

 

24

Antinori Toscana Tignanello+

2015

97

$135

 

25

Tensley Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard+

2016

94

$42

 

26

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz Ribera del Duero+

2015

94

$45

 

27

Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley+

NV

93

$24

 

28

Penley Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Phoenix+

2016

93

$20

 

29

Bodegas Breca Garnacha Aragón Old Vines+

2015

92

$16

 

30

DeLille Syrah Yakima Valley Signature+

2015

94

$46

 

31

Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape+

2016

95

$55

 

32

Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough+

2017

92

$17

 

33

Château Branaire-Ducru St.-Julien+

2015

94

$58

 

34

Lingua Franca Chardonnay Willamette Valley Bunker Hill+

2016

94

$50

 

35

Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo Pétalos+

2016

92

$21

 

36

Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Russian River Valley Tré Terre Vineyard Select Collection+

2016

93

$28

 

37

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda La Gitana+

NV

92

$26

 

38

Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Art Series+

2015

95

$89

 

39

Patricia Green Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Reserve+

2016

93

$27

 

40

Cline Zinfandel Contra Costa County Ancient Vines+

2016

91

$15

 

41

San Román Bodegas y Viñedos Toro+

2014

94

$67

 

42

Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago+

2015

92

$22

 

43

Milbrandt Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley+

2015

91

$17

 

44

Nik Weis St.-Urbans-Hof Riesling Qualitätswein Mosel From Old Vines+

2016

91

$19

 

45

Easton Zinfandel Amador County+

2015

92

$22

 

46

Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes+

2017

92

$25

 

47

Edetària Garnatxa Blanca Terra Alta Via Terra+

2017

91

$15

 

48

Nigl Grüner Veltliner Niederösterreich Freiheit+

2016

91

$20

 

49

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Epanomi Single Vineyard+

2016

91

$23

 

50

The Four Graces Pinot Noir Willamette Valley+

2015

93

$32

 

51

Radikon Venezia-Giulia Slatnik S Label+

2015

95

$35

 

52

Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume+

2015

98

$80

 

53

Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley+

2015

93

$42

 

54

Terre del Barolo Barolo Undicicomuni Arnaldo Rivera+

2013

93

$30

 

55

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St.-Emilion+

2015

95

$65

 

56

Yalumba Viognier South Australia The Y Series+

2017

90

$13

 

57

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley+

2017

93

$40

 

58

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Filius+

2015

92

$27

 

59

R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja White Viña Gravonia Crianza+

2008

93

$36

 

60

Fontodi Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione+

2015

95

$89

 

61

Merlin Mâcon-La Roche Vineuse+

2016

92

$25

 

62

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc California+

2017

90

$15

 

63

Château Gloria St.-Julien+

2015

93

$44

 

64

Terra Santa Île de Beauté White+

2017

90

$15

 

65

Bodega El Esteco Malbec Calchaquí Valley Don David Reserve+

2017

90

$16

 

66

Peter Lauer Riesling Qualitätswein Feinherb Mosel Barrel X+

2016

91

$22

 

67

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti+

2017

90

$16

 

68

Louis Jadot Bourgogne+

2015

90

$19

 

69

Bookwalter Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Readers+

2015

92

$28

 

70

Concha y Toro Carmenère Peumo Serie Riberas Gran Reserva+

2016

90

$17

 

71

Odette Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District+

2015

95

$140

 

72

Casa Ferreirinha Douro White Papa Figos+

2016

90

$18

 

73

Prà Soave Classico Otto+

2017

90

$20

 

74

Big Table Farm Pinot Noir Willamette Valley+

2016

93

$45

 

75

Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Kamptal+

2016

90

$20

 

76

La Stoppa Emilia Trebbiolo+

2014

91

$22

 

77

A. Clape Cornas+

2015

98

$140

 

78

Landmark Chardonnay Sonoma County Overlook+

2016

91

$25

 

79

Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges Clos des Porrets St.-Georges+

2015

95

$94

 

80

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley+

2015

92

$36

 

81

Librandi Val di Neto White Critone+

2017

90

$15

 

82

Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley+

2016

90

$19

 

83

HW Wine Company Languedoc Rosé Diving Into Hampton Water+

2017

90

$25

 

84

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou St.-Julien+

2015

97

$177

 

85

Sleight of Hand Syrah Columbia Valley Levitation+

2015

93

$45

 

86

Massican Annia Napa Valley+

2017

92

$30

 

87

Golan Heights Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee Yarden+

2014

91

$33

 

88

Paolo Scavino Barolo+

2014

93

$49

 

89

Lucienne Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Doctor's Vineyard+

2016

93

$50

 

90

Domaine St.-Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Réserve+

2016

97

$62

 

91

Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley+

2015

92

$40

 

92

Sadie Family Skerpioen Swartland+

2016

95

$60

 

93

Carol Shelton Rosé Wild Thing Rendezvous Mendocino County+

2017

90

$15

 

94

Matervini Malbec Luján de Cuyo Finca Perdriel+

2015

94

$90

 

95

Ghost Pines Pinot Noir Yolo-Sonoma-Monterey Counties Winemaker's Blend+

2016

90

$23

 

96

Tabarrini Montefalco Sagrantino Colle alle Macchie+

2013

95

$75

 

97

Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills+

2016

91

$35

 

98

Loring Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills+

2016

92

$38

 

99

Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara del Fondatore+

2016

90

$17

 

100

Foley Johnson Meritage Rutherford+

2014

92

$45

 

 

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