Over the past year, Wine Spectator editors reviewed nearly 12, 500 wines in blind tastings, all to round-up the Top 100 releases of the year and name the wine of the year. What ultimately pushes one wine to the No. 1 position often comes down to something we call the X-factor, the back story that lends a wine special significance or gravitas. Editor and publisher, Marvin R. Shanken, introduces the Top 100 and wine of the year, the Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2018.
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