Each year since 1988, Wine Spectator has released its Top 100 list, where its editors select the most exciting wines from the thousands they’ve reviewed during the course of the year. These wines are a diverse group—ranging from emerging labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions—and all generate the excitement they call the “X-factor.”
In addition, their selection also prioritizes quality (based on score), value (based on price) and availability (based on the number of cases either made or imported into the United States). These criteria are applied to the wines that rated outstanding (90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale) each year to determine the Top 100.
As many wines are made in limited quantities and not available in every market, the Top 100 is not a “shopping list,” but rather a guide to wineries to watch in the future—a reflection of the producers and wines their editors become particularly passionate about in each new year.
At Martignetti Companies of NNE, we work with vendors around the world to bring you wines that can compete at this level. We are happy to say that we represent numerous brands on this latest Wine Spectator list.
Check out the list below and visit your local NH Liquor and Wine Outlet Store to grab some of the best wines of the year!
- Groth Cabernet Sauv9ignon Oakville Reserve (#4)
- Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (#6)
- Ramey Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard (#7)
- Penfolds Shiraz Barossa Valley RWT Bin 798 (#9)
- E. Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde (#21)
- Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico (#33)
- Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge The Upper Terrace (#35)
- Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago (#46) (note: Pinot Noir not available in NHLC stores, but other varietals are)
- Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Mt. Jefferson Cuvee (#73)
- Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria (#83)
- Bieler Pere & Fils Bandol Rose Reserve (#86)
To purchase these wines at the closest availability to you, please visit: NH Liquor Wine and Outlet Store