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.
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013 $19.99
Rank #20, 92 points, Smart Buys
Rich yet medium-weight, offering an exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors. Ends with an aftertaste of melted black licorice.
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California $9.99
Rank #40, 90 points, Best Values
Graceful, with fragrant orange blossom, ruby grapefruit and white peach flavors that are fresh and lively, set on a light, lithe body. Appealing lime zest and passion fruit accents show on the long finish.
Piattelli Malbec LujŠn de Cuyo Premium Reserve 2013 $17.99
Rank #44, 90 points
Redolent of blueberry and dark currant, this fresh, pure style is matched with plenty of minerally components. The complex finish offers white pepper and bittersweet chocolate details.
Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 $94.99
Rank #57, 95 points, Highly Recommended
Amazingly pure, rich and complex, with tiers of dark berry, blackberry, wild berry, blueberry and boysenberry layered on top of black licorice and dusty, gravelly earth details, all well-centered. The finish sails on, with a mocha brownie aftertaste.
Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec Single Vineyard 2013 $24.99
Rank #81, 91 points
Decadently spiced, with intense dark chocolate and roasted plum flavors that feature notes of paprika. Black pepper accents show on the lush, mineral-filled finish. Needs time to open up.
Orin Swift Machete California 2013 $47.99
Rank #97, 93 points
Plush, fleshy tannins never get in the way of the expansive flavors and aromas. White pepper, violet, plum, blackberry, vanilla bean, nutmeg, black tea and espresso notes mingle effortlessly, lingering on the finish. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache.
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