Listado 100 Mejores Vinos según Wine Spectator

La prestigiosa revista Wine Spectator ha dado a conocer la Lista de los 100 mejores Vinos del Mundo del 2015. En esta ocasión, la presencia española ha mejorado con respecto al año pasado quedando 10 vinos españoles entre los 100 vinos mejores del mundo y cabe destacar que 3 de ellos están dentro del los 25 mejores.

LISTADO 10 MEJORES VINOS ESPAÑOLES DENTRO DE LA LISTA DE WINE SPECTACTOR

LISTADO 100 MEJORES VINOS WINE SPECTACTOR

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1Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Au Paradis -
Deliciously pure and supple, with explosive dark berry and red berry flavors and a silky, polished texture. The tannins become more evident midway through, with a gravelly crushed rock profile that adds a dimension of dust and mineral. Drink now through 2030. 1,785 cases made. —JL
201296$195
2Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley -
Polished, focused and generous, with red plum and cherry flavors in an elegant package, framed with fine tannins. A savory, meaty note runs through this at a subterranean level. Lingers beautifully. Drink now through 2028. 4,125 cases made. —HS
201296$140
3Evening Land Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard La Source -
Seductive, silky and supple, this red layers its gorgeous currant, plum, blueberry and spice flavors on a lithe frame, coming together harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,176 cases made. —HS
201298$70
4Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino -
Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033. 18,000 cases made. —BS
201095$85
5Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains -
Spicy, toasty, aromatic oak offers an enticing start, with a fresh, vibrant core of lemon-lime, lemon curd, white peach and stone fruit that is very tight, dense, focused and persistent. Ends with a juicy Key lime aftertaste. Drink now through 2029. 1,986 cases made. —JL
201295$60
6Bodegas Aalto Ribera del Duero -
This red shows focus and density, with rich flavors of plum, blackberry, cocoa, licorice and mineral. The structure is muscular but graceful, featuring ripe fruit complemented by savory notes that keep this balanced and fresh. Best from 2016 through 2032. 2,400 cases imported. —TM
201294$54
7Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough Kupe Single Vineyard -
Complex, concentrated and intriguing, with fleshy blackberry and plum flavors at the core, showing highlights of black walnut, sandalwood, dried pine needle, black pepper and musky Darjeeling tea. The tannins are refined and plush, and the finish is epic. Drink now through 2030. 500 cases imported. —MW
201395$69
8Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Serègo Alighieri Vaio Armaron -
An elegant, impeccably balanced red, layering sculpted tannins with finely knit flavors of plumped black cherry, plum sauce, cured tobacco, dark chocolate and woodsy spice. A rich vein of smoky minerality sings on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2035. 3,750 cases made. —AN
200895$85
9Clos Fourtet St.-Emilion -
Gorgeous, with a pure, unadorned violet aroma giving way to very ripe and stylish plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit. Offers a suave mouthfeel, with anise and tobacco hints filling the background. A finely stitched chalk note extends the finish. Not shy on depth, and sneakily long. Best from 2017 through 2030. 3,500 cases made. —JM
201294$72
10Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Constantia -
Rich and unctuous, yet superbly racy, this offers a gorgeous panoply of dried apricot, fig, mango and quince flavors, underscored by a lively blood orange note and backed by a long, ginger- and green tea-filled finish. Youthfully tight, this should cruise for some time in the cellar. Muscat de Frontignan. Best from 2016 through 2030. 2,500 cases made. —JM
200995$80
11Big Table Farm Pinot Noir Willamette Valley -
Vibrant and intense, pulsing with mint-edged raspberry and spice flavors that ride easily over velvety tannins and persist on the refined, gently minerally finish. Drink now through 2022. 784 cases made. —HS
201295$40
12Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley -
A knockout Zinfandel, balancing an opulent texture with great focus and depth. Aromas of rose petal and raspberry lead to rich and layered flavors of cherry, herbes de Provence and cracked white pepper. Finishes with a bounce of acidity and ripe, lively tannins. Drink now through 2020. 1,440 cases made. —TF
201294$32
13La Serena Brunello di Montalcino -
Mint and eucalyptus aromas give way to dried cherry and soy flavors in this firmly tannic Brunello. Sweetness and acidity drive the long finish of fruit, spice and mineral. Should be a great bottle in time. Best from 2019 through 2036. 1,700 cases made. —BS
201096$60
14Bergström Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Le Pré Du Col Vineyard -
Supple, seductive and distinctive, with pure blueberry fruit, shaded with white pepper, pear skin and floral character. The flavors dance merrily into the long, deftly balanced finish. Offers presence and intensity without extra weight. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made. —HS
201395$60
15Abadia Retuerta Viño de la Tierra de Castilla y León Sardon de Duero Selección Especial -
Alluring for its plush texture and impressive for its depth, this red delivers plum, currant, licorice, tar and mineral flavors that are rich and focused. The firm tannins are well-integrated, kept lively by fresh acidity. Smoke and floral notes mingle on the long finish. Drink now through 2031. 30,000 cases made. —TM
201194$30
16Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Port -
Dense and rich, with amply spiced flavors of ripe dark plum and cherry compote. Mineral notes emerge midpalate, leading to a lush, chocolate-filled finish. A fresh and engaging style. Drink now. 5,600 cases imported. —KM
200993$25
17Turley Petite Syrah Howell Mountain Rattlesnake Ridge -
Bright, vivid and extremely aromatic, with lavender, white pepper and cinnamon notes up front, backed by a core of huckleberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors. The fleshy tannins have a rustic appeal, but never get in the way of the details on the long finish, accented by mineral, toasted herb and black tea elements. Drink now through 2030. 475 cases made. —MW
201395$44
18Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli -
A stunning red, delivering peony, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors, accented by notes of wild herbs. Intense and deep, with great purity and elegance, a firmly wrought structure and a long finish. The harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity should allow this to age beautifully. Best from 2019 through 2036. 1,300 cases made. —BS
201098$125
19Dehlinger Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Altamont -
A seamless, fleshy expression of juicy, enticing plum, cherry blossom and rose petal, with black cherry flavors at the core. A remarkably charming and seductive effort. Drink now through 2022. 880 cases made. —JL
201395$60
20Meiomi Pinot Noir Monterey-Sonoma-Santa Barbara Counties -
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. Drink now through 2020. 317,592 cases made. —JL
201392$22
21Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough -
Stylish and generous, exhibiting a complex array of flavors, from white grapefruit and lemon curd to candied ginger, lemon verbena, honeysuckle and lime zest. Achieves elegance, power and refreshment in lovely harmony. Drink now. 44,000 cases imported. —MW
201493$28
22Gramercy Syrah Walla Walla Valley The Deuce -
Supple, ripe and provocative, with mineral, licorice and tapenade flavors running through a plush, generous core of dark plum and black cherry. Shows presence and polish. Drink now through 2022. 583 cases made. —HS
201295$52
23Bodegas LAN Rioja Edición Limitada -
This rich red delivers ripe, racy flavors of blackberry, kirsch, toast, spice and mineral. Plush but dense, with subtle yet powerful tannins and tangy acidity. A big wine, showing energy and style. Drink now through 2031. 6,250 cases made. —TM
201194$50
24Blandy's Bual Madeira -
Deep, rich and exotic-tasting, with plenty of smoky accents to the dried mango, apricot and roasted pineapple flavors, featuring notes of crème brûlée. Very fresh midpalate, presenting an unctuous finish of ginger and cream. Drink now through 2050. 500 cases made. —KM
200294$50
25Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior -
Well-crafted and suave, with refined flavors of raspberry tart, red plum and cherry pastry, matched to cardamom and savory spice notes. Silky tannins and a plush, creamy finish offer chocolate mousse accents. Drink now through 2022. 15,166 cases made. —KM
201293$30
26Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva -
Enticing aromas of sweet cherry, leather, spice and underbrush stay focused on the palate as this harmonious red unfolds. The hint of oak on the finish suggests this still has time to evolve. Offers a mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024. 11,600 cases made. —BS
201093$31
27Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali -
This features depth and complexity, from the cherry and menthol notes to the earth and mineral elements. Tightly wound, with a core of sweet fruit offsetting the burly tannins, this lingers on the finish, showing fine equilibrium and the potential to develop. Best from 2019 through 2035. 3,400 cases made. —BS
201095$55
28Baer Ursa Columbia Valley -
The core glows with ripe blackberry, dark plum, mint and floral flavors, gliding over lightly prickly tannins into the long and compelling finish. Feels almost weightless, but has tremendous depth. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2020. 1,219 cases made. —HS
201294$39
29Tenshen White Santa Barbara County -
This is lush and powerful, offering fleshy peach and apricot flavors at the core, with plenty of aromatic highlights, including orange blossom and honeysuckle. The texture is appealingly smooth and mouthwatering, with the complex details gaining momentum on the finish, where this reveals hints of dried spice and matcha green tea. Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —MW
201492$20
30Dominio de Tares Mencía Bierzo Cepas Viejas -
The plush texture delivers rich flavors of plum, blackberry and boysenberry, with accents of coffee, mountain herb, cedar and mineral. Fine-grained tannins give this structure, showing enough acidity to stay fresh. A modern-style red. Drink now through 2025. 10,000 cases made. —TM
201193$30
31K The Creator Walla Walla Valley -
Supple, expressive, polished and generous, with layers of dark berry, cherry, black olive and spice flavors that merge harmoniously on the long and refined finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 1,301 cases made. —HS
201294$55
32Viña Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Alto Gran Reserva -
A rich, well-spiced red, with luscious flavors of tar, licorice and dark plum, supported by ample acidity and firm tannins. Offers a lip-smacking finish of dark chocolate and pepper. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases made. —KM
201291$15
33Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley Dry -
Taut, sleek, polished and distinctively spicy, with black pepper, white pepper, floral and citrus flavors on a lively frame. Best from 2019 through 2030. 4,000 cases imported. —HS
201491$17
34Tenet Syrah Columbia Valley The Pundit -
This shows nice tension between the ripe, dark flavors and crisp, lively structure, featuring a sleek core of plum and smoky tea flavors that carry easily into the long and deftly balanced finish. A little cellaring should soften the tannins. Best from 2017 through 2020. 8,000 cases made. —HS
201392$25
35Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros -
A creamy-textured, charming style that's easy to drink yet is deceptively complex and layered, with a mix of vanilla-scented oak and vibrant peach, nectarine, honeydew and apricot flavors. Long on the finish. Drink now. 100,000 cases made. —JL
201393$36
36Bodegas Godeval Valdeorras Viña Godeval Cepas Vellas -
This alluring white delivers a broad range of flavors in a pillowy texture, while crisp, well-integrated acidity maintains the focus. Melon, coconut, spice and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously on the plush palate. The mineral element is fresh and long. Godello. Drink now through 2018. 1,800 cases imported. —TM
201392$20
37Viña Montes Syrah Colchagua Valley Alpha -
Deeply colored and voluptuous, with a lush, spicy aroma and rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry and dark plum. Concentrated chocolate mousse notes emerge midpalate, leading to a cream-filled finish that ends with plenty of mocha accents. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases imported. —KM
201292$22
38Soléna Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Grande Cuvée -
Sleek, lithe and inviting, with juicy cherry, black cherry and gentle spice flavors that glide quickly over polished tannins into a long and vivid finish. This has presence, harmony, depth and persistence. Best from 2016 through 2022. 7,000 cases made. —HS
201292$25
39Real Companhia Velha Douro Porca de Murça Red -
A taut, sinewy style, with notes of slate and white pepper to the roasted plum and dried red berry flavors. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the snappy finish, showing ferrous accents. Drink now through 2020. 250,000 cases made. —KM
201390$10
40Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California -
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. Drink now. 38,000 cases made. —MW
201490$12
41Podere Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo -
An enticing combination of black currant, black cherry, violet, cedar and cigar box flavors highlight this intense, structured red, which needs some time to resolve the tannins, but this shows ample fruit and balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2033. 7,500 cases made. —BS
201293$35
42Keplinger SUMŌ Amador County -
Shows excellent purity and intensity to the huckleberry and blueberry coulis flavors, with supple, velvety tannins and an aromatic lift from violet and white pepper details. Notes of sandalwood, black walnut, Earl Grey tea and nutmeg gain momentum on the tremendous finish, where the details and elegance persist. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2030. 220 cases made. —MW
201395$70
43Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino -
Coffee and chocolate aromas signal this exotic and fragrant red. The cherry and plum notes are almost afterthoughts, while spice, leather and tobacco flavors come to the fore, with vivid acidity through the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2035. 3,300 cases made. —BS
201094$50
44Piattelli Malbec Luján de Cuyo Premium Reserve -
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. Drink now through 2019. 13,395 cases made. —KM
201390$17
45Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Margo -
Lithe and expressive, shading black cherry fruit with glints of mint, loamy earth and walnut. Fine tannins underline a long, dancing finish. Best from 2016 through 2022. 1,711 cases made. —HS
201293$36
46Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico -
Firm and taut, with a core of cherry and berry flavors, accented by underbrush, tobacco and iron notes. Balanced in a lean way, with a lingering aftertaste of earth and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2025. 100,000 cases made. —BS
201190$19
47Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Ste.-Claire -
A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made. —BS
201491$22
48Calera Chardonnay Central Coast -
Clean, pure and juicy, offering a refreshing mix of ripe pear, apple and melon flavors, shaded by a chalky minerality and followed by a long lingering finish. Drink now. 13,929 cases made. —JL
201390$20
49Felton Road Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn -
Supple wild berry, cherry and plum flavors are both powerful and delicate, with details of Earl Grey tea, white pepper, anise and crushed rock. Expansive and expressive, the finish sails on and on, with satiny tannins that never get in the way. Drink now through 2030. 5,174 cases made. —MW
201395$65
50Bartolo Mascarello Barolo -
A floral-, cherry- and berry-laced version, delicate and lively, with mineral and spice accents. The texture is supple, with a glycerol feel. Borders on racy, with woodsy and mineral notes emerging on the pleasantly long finish. Best from 2017 through 2035. 1,250 cases made. —BS
201097$138
51Alain Brumont Madiran Château Bouscassé -
Bright, tangy acidity and firm tannins provide solid structure to the dried raspberry, red currant and black tea flavors. Layers of new leather and tobacco leaf echo through the mouthwatering finish of sweet spice and mineral. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. —KM
200991$20
52Brancaia Toscana Ilatraia -
Dense and tightly wound, with a beam of black cherry and blueberry fruit. Cedar, smoke, tar and tobacco notes add nuance, giving this a complex impression overall. Balanced and long, with a compact finish that should expand as this integrates more fully. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2032. 3,750 cases imported. —BS
201294$60
53Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo Pétalos -
Expressive black cherry, currant, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors mingle in this focused red. The texture is gentle but firm, with well-integrated tannins and racy acidity providing structure. A compact wine that shows good intensity. Drink now through 2023. 30,000 cases made. —TM
201391$23
54Kumeu River Chardonnay Kumeu Estate -
Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity. The spice and toasted nut notes gain momentum on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,500 cases made. —MW
201293$34
55Arcanum Toscana Il Fauno -
A round version, featuring rich cherry fruit mingling with an earthy element. Turns firm and dry on the finish, with gumcoating tannins, yet this remains persistent and long, revealing a tobacco accent. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2026. 5,200 cases made. —BS
201092$30
56Cune Rioja Imperial Reserva -
Smoky and tarry notes give this rich red an austere character, but plum, licorice, soy and mineral notes promise an expressive future. The tannins and acidity are balanced and unobtrusive. Best from 2016 through 2030. 1,500 cases imported. —TM
201093$44
57Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -
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. Drink now through 2028. 3,500 cases made. —JL
201295$90
58Torre de Oña Rioja Finca San Martín Crianza -
This red is focused and polished, delivering harmonious flavors of black cherry, olive, smoke and mineral. The tannins are well-integrated, the acidity fresh. A bit reserved, but has depth. Drink now through 2022. 10,500 cases made. —TM
201291$14
59Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Rockaway Single Vineyard-
A remarkable wine that exhibits powerful flavors of ripe currant, blackberry and cherry along with pleasing notes of cedary cigar box, dried herb, green olive and tea. Ends with firm, dusty tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2028. 1,808 cases made. —JL
201294$75
60Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley L'Ermitage -
Impeccably refined and elegant, with floral aromas of fresh brioche, baked apple and roasted hazelnut. The flavors are layered and well-focused, showing notes of mineral, fresh ginger and subtle raspberry. Drink now through 2017. 3,283 cases made. —TF
200793$48
61Clarendon Hills Grenache Clarendon Romas -
This has terrific presence, with dark berry, cherry and floral flavors on a taut frame, expanding on the finish against nubby tannins that linger expressively and intensely. Best from 2017 through 2021. 500 cases imported. —HS
200995$75
62Oddero Barolo -
This red is tightly wound, binding the cherry, strawberry, licorice and mentholated herb flavors with fine-grained tannins and lively acidity. All the elements are there, but this needs time to find equilibrium. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2030. 4,000 cases made. —BS
201193$48
63Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch W Block -
This distinctive white shows a wide range of yellow apple, white ginger and quince notes, with intriguing blanched almond, Brazil nut and dried citrus peel flavors slightly reminiscent of Sherry. Very fresh and energetic, showing no oxidation. A lovely combination of ripeness and cut. Only available in 3-pack with other Single Vineyard Series bottlings. Drink now through 2020. —JM
201393$33
64Grapes of Roth Merlot Long Island -
A polished texture carries balanced flavors of tart cherry, pomegranate, toasted hazelnut and espresso in this expressive red. Features firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity. Elegant. Drink now through 2022. 2,592 cases made. —TM
201092$44
65Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature -
A classy and classic Napa Cabernet, dark-colored, with rich blackberry, black licorice, cedar, tobacco and dusty, loamy earth notes. The brightness and density of the red and dark berry fruit gives this an immediate and alluring charm. Ends with gutsy, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2030. 11,200 cases made. —JL
201293$56
66Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Victoria -
Fresh and expressive, medium-weight but vivid, with black cherry and floral notes, balanced by a stony minerality that glides into the long finish against fine tannins. Drink now through 2020. 4,500 cases made. —HS
201391$18
67Feudo di Santa Croce Primitivo di Manduria LXXIV -
A rich red in a modern style, this offers supple, well-knit tannins and stylish hints of vanilla, mocha and graphite, accenting the ripe plum sauce and plump cherry fruit. Well-spiced, ending with a lingering, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025. 8,000 cases made. —AN
201391$22
68Booker Syrah Paso Robles Fracture -
Bold and downright flamboyant, this manages to stay balanced and focused. Floral aromas of boysenberry, raspberry and roasted coffee open to rich, complex flavors that focus on licorice, smoky pepper beef and loamy mineral. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases made. —TF
201394$85
69Bodegas Monasterio Ribera del Duero Hacienda Monasterio -
This rich red delivers blueberry compote, dark chocolate, licorice and smoke flavors in a firm texture, supported by solid tannins. Ample acidity keeps this fresh through the floral, cola-accented finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases imported. —TM
201193$51
70Allram Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal Hasel Alte Reben Reserve-
Mouthfilling flavors of ripe citrus, baked apple and buttercream are loaded with luscious notes of custard and pastry. The ripe finish is long and rich-tasting. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made. —KM
201492$37
71Antinori Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso -
Alluring violet, black currant, blackberry, wild herb, spice and mineral aromas coat the dense underlying structure at first, but the latter emerges as this cruises to a long conclusion. Shows excellent balance and expression of fruit and place. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2033. 1,200 cases imported. —BS
201295$102
72Lavau Gigondas -
Bright and racy in feel, with high-pitched red currant, cherry and raspberry coulis notes, laced with violet, white pepper and chalk details. The long, youthfully taut finish should settle in with mid-term cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2023. 5,000 cases made. —JM
201391$28
73Alpha Estate Malagouzia Florina Turtles Vineyard -
Rich and flush with fresh-cut green apple, honeydew melon and grapefruit flavors that feature a vibrant minerality. Delivers hints of savory herbs, leading to a lush finish of cream and spice. Drink now through 2018. 8,500 cases made. —KM
201490$18
74d'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture -
The black cherry and fresh earth flavors are sweet and focused in this harmonious, medium-bodied red, accented by black olive, fig bread and dried herb notes, all framed by fine-grained tannins that firm up the finish. Drink now through 2027. 15,000 cases made. —AN
201290$20
75Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé -
Bright and high-pitched, this features a talc note that gives way to rosemary and white cherry hints, while the finish races along with sea salt and blood orange details. Long, chiseled and pure. A delicious rosé that should unwind further with some cellaring. Drink now through 2016. 2,275 cases imported. —JM
201492$40
76Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Art Series -
Amazingly focused, layered and expressive, with pear, lime, guava and floral flavors that meld harmoniously and linger on the creamy finish. Deftly pulls all the elements together into a cohesive whole, lingering effectively and precisely. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases made. —HS
201294$89
77M. Chapoutier Hermitage White Chante-Alouette -
Gorgeous, showing remarkable range, with jasmine, honeysuckle, acacia and chamomile notes leading the way, followed by star fruit, yellow apple and green fig fruit flavors. The long, mineral-edged finish adds just the right amount of tension, while the fruit and floral elements cascade over one another. Drink now through 2029. 500 cases imported. —JM
201495$100
78Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley -
Exhibits ripe and juicy yet firm flavors of currant and blackberry amid a gravelly earthiness before finding focus on the finish, where the tannins are chewy, revealing a licorice touch. Drink now through 2025. 7,000 cases made. —JL
201291$30
79Bérêche & Fils Brut Champagne Réserve -
Racy acidity firms up this rich Champagne, with a honeyed overtone to the well-spiced palate of grilled nut, poached pear, lemon parfait and ripe raspberry. Lacy in texture, with a smoke-tinged finish. Disgorged January 2015. Drink now through 2020. 5,500 cases made. —AN
NV92$46
80Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Viura Rioja Capellanía -
Aromatic notes of beeswax, chamomile and orange blossom frame the flavors of baked apple, coconut, ginger and tarragon in this generous white, whose fresh acidity and light tannins keep it structured, with the spicy accents lingering on the finish. A traditional style. Drink now through 2020. 3,244 cases made. —TM
201092$28
81Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec Luján de Cuyo Single Vineyard -
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. Best from 2017 through 2021. 3,800 cases imported. —KM
201391$27
82Viña Polkura Syrah Marchigue -
A ripe, dense and rich red, with concentrated roasted plum and dark cherry flavors, flanked by notes of dried meat and Asian spice. Bittersweet chocolate details linger with hints of cream on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —KM
201191$23
83Torre Rosazza Pinot Grigio Friuli Colli Orientali -
This creamy, medium-bodied version is framed by finely cut acidity that focuses the rich minerality and flavors of guava, star fruit, pickled ginger and oak spice. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. —AN
201490$20
84Duorum Douro -
This has a delicate core of violet, plum and red berry flavors that are broad yet well-defined. Medium-grained tannins gain power midpalate, with mineral and shiso leaf notes on the taut finish. Drink now through 2020. 600 cases imported. —KM
201391$20
85Hecht & Bannier Côtes du Roussillon-Villages -
A rich and extracted style, with luscious dark fruit, blackberry and tar flavors that are well-structured. Features hints of licorice snap midpalate, leading to a long finish of dark chocolate and cream. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Drink now through 2020. 700 cases imported. —KM
201191$25
86Ravines Riesling Finger Lakes Dry Argetsinger Vineyard -
Taut, lip-smacking acidity harnesses the core of Jonagold apple, heather, white peach and candied citrus peel notes in this ripe white, keeping this focused and energetic through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 285 cases made. —JM
201292$30
87Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna -
Elegant and well-knit, this tangy red is rich, with a baseline of smoke and grilled herb notes layered with flavors of wild strawberry, candied violet, dried cranberry and spice box, followed by a chewy finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,500 cases made. —AN
201390$24
88Viña Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Royale Los Lingues Vineyard -
A ripe and muscular red, offering dark plum, dark cherry and currant flavors, filled with notes of dried beef and Asian spice. Grippy midpalate, with a creamy allure. Mint and dark chocolate accents underlie the long, rich finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,160 cases made. —KM
201291$26
89Zisola Sicilia -
A lovely, medium-bodied red, with a pure beam of ripe cherry and fresh acidity layered with supple tannins and accents of star anise, dried thyme, loamy earth and mocha. Drink now through 2023. 10,000 cases made. —AN
201390$26
90Philippe Alliet Chinon -
Black cherry and violet notes course along, flecked with olive and white pepper hints that drive through the pure finish. Shows ample minerality, but the fruit takes center stage. Drink now through 2017. 2,300 cases made. —JM
201491$23
91Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese Rheingau -
A honeyed style, filled to the brim with rich minerality and luscious creaminess. Very lush, with flavors of baked pineapple and pear sauce. Fresh and juicy on the finish. Drink now through 2035. 1,500 cases made. —KM
201391$25
92Rotem & Mounir Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia -
Beguiling wood spice, Lapsang souchong tea and warmed raspberry and blackberry coulis aromas and flavors glide along in this gorgeous red, enhanced by a shiso leaf note and backed by a silky, iron-edged finish that is deceptively long. A very distinctive style. Best from 2017 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. —JM
201295$116
93Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerìo Riserva -
A silky red, with sweet, ripe flavors of sun-dried black cherry and date, underscored by rich hints of wood smoke and mineral. This is well-knit, featuring sinewy tannins and accents of garrigue and graphite. Drink now through 2025. 3,200 cases made. —AN
201290$22
94Domaine du Gros Noré Bandol -
This has a dark leathery frame but remains sleek and pure overall, with a dense core of currant preserves, steeped plum and lightly mulled blackberry fruit, studded with dried anise and singed juniper notes. A bolt of iron is buried deeply on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 420 cases imported. —JM
201293$39
95Grosset Riesling Clare Valley Springvale -
Lithe, vibrant and light-footed, but explosive, with flavors of pear, honeysuckle, apple and cinnamon, glowing brightly on the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,800 cases made. —HS
201493$42
96Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Teurons Domaine -
Vibrant and juicy, this red offers black cherry flavors, with accents of licorice, spice and floral. Silky and rich, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2024. 200 cases imported. —BS
201292$55
97Orin Swift Machete California -
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. Drink now through 2030. 6,800 cases made. —MW
201393$48
98Château Figeac St.-Emilion -
A beguiling tobacco leaf note weaves up and away from the core of steeped plum and mulled currant fruit, while a sleek iron accent forms the spine and a loamy element creates the backdrop. Shows some pleasant latent grip while the currant detail echoes. Best from 2018 through 2027. 8,330 cases made. —JM
201293$81
99Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chamois du Paradis -
This is lovely, with verbena, citrus oil, white peach and Jonagold apple fruit flavors seamlessly layered, offset with a lovely quinine hint and carrying through a long, floral finish. Still a bit tightly coiled, this should unfurl nicely with a bit more cellaring. Chardonnay. Best from 2017 through 2023. 167 cases made. —JM
201193$53
100Sadie Family Palladius Swartland -
Intense, with ripe, lush layers of creamed Jonagold apple, Cavaillon melon and glazed peach fruit, enlivened by dried chamomile, quinine and bitter citrus oil notes. The long finish flows beautifully, with the fruit and floral elements draped over a well-embedded mineral edge. This has depth and energy, and should cellar well. Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Sémillon, Sémillon Gris, Palomino, Viognier, Clairette Blanche and Verdelho. Drink now through 2022. 750 cases made. —JM
201294$113
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