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The Top 100 Wines of 2017
Dec 31, 2017

The Top 100 Wines of 2017

Our Top 100 of 2017 includes time-tested vintners, new labels, up-and-coming regions and a diverse range of grape varieties—a microcosm of the wine world today. These are producers to watch in the coming months and years.

Cover Stories

The Top 100

The Top 100

Of the nearly 17,000 wines Wine Spectator editors reviewed this year, more than 5,600 rated 90 …
Dec 31, 2017
Wine of the Year

Wine of the Year

Tradition, innovation, continuity and transition made the classic-scoring Duckhorn Merlot Napa …
Dec 31, 2017
Top 100 at a Glance

Top 100 at a Glance

Here's a quick concise guide of Wine Spectator 's Top 100 wines of 2017.
Dec 31, 2017
Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

Wine Spectator 's editors offer a brief look at the wines and their makers who made the Top 100 …
Dec 31, 2017
10 Years of Top 10s

10 Years of Top 10s

We gathered a list of the most exhilarating wines from the past decade of Wine Spectator 's Top …
Dec 31, 2017
Wines of the Year 1988 to 2016

Wines of the Year 1988 to 2016

From 1988 to the present, Wine Spectator editors have selected the most exciting wines of the …
Dec 31, 2017
Values in the 2017 Top 100

Values in the 2017 Top 100

In this list are Wine Spectator 's Top 100 wines that scored highly but could be purhased at a …
Dec 31, 2017
Tasting Notes for the Top 100 Wines

Tasting Notes for the Top 100 Wines

Wine Spectator 's editors give you insight into each wine that made the top 100 list.
Dec 31, 2017

Tasting Reports

Bubbly Bliss

Bubbly Bliss

Wine Spectator 's Tim Fish believes that with quality high and plenty of values to be found, …
Dec 31, 2017
New Directions in Argentina

New Directions in Argentina

Argentina usually benefits from warm, dry weather in the growing season, but the last three …
Dec 31, 2017
Catching up with Schramsberg's Hugh Davies

Catching up with Schramsberg's Hugh Davies

The Schramsberg winery has survived by celebrating its past while looking forward. And its …
Dec 31, 2017

Features

Washington's Giant

Washington's Giant

For the past 5 decades, Washington's Ste. Michelle winery has been instrumental in the state's …
Dec 31, 2017
100 Top Values

100 Top Values

Value-priced wines provide the perfect opportunity to explore new terrain and make new discoveries. …
Dec 31, 2017
Wine Lover's Library

Wine Lover's Library

Wine Spectator compiled a list of wine-themed books that will peak your literary interest.
Dec 31, 2017
Ste. Michelle Estates at a Glance

Ste. Michelle Estates at a Glance

Wine Spectator compiled a list of essential wineries belonging to the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates …
Dec 31, 2017

Grapevine

The Road Ahead for California Wine

The Road Ahead for California Wine

The fires that scorched Northern California's wine country, at press time in late October, had …
Dec 31, 2017
Mountain Retreats

Mountain Retreats

If you're a wine lover looking for serene experiences and vistas at great heights, then Wine …
Dec 31, 2017
Choice

Choice "Cheesy" Gifts

Wine Spectator 's David Gibbons provides a list of choice gifts for cheese lovers just in time for …
Dec 31, 2017
A Second Act

A Second Act

Due to time and cost, boutique chocolate makers find it difficult to produce boxes of chocolate …
Dec 31, 2017
Pinning Down the Dream

Pinning Down the Dream

For Academy award-winning actor Diane Keaton, home is where the wine is. And she made sure that a …
Dec 31, 2017
Spanish Diversity, Must-Try Malbec, French Finds

Spanish Diversity, Must-Try Malbec, French Finds

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson brings you a selection of reds and whites that attest to the …
Dec 31, 2017
Honoring Leaders of the Wine Industry

Honoring Leaders of the Wine Industry

Wine Spectator remembers the lives and legacies of the men and women of the wine industry whom we …
Dec 31, 2017
Vintage 2017: Harvest Report

Vintage 2017: Harvest Report

Wildfires struck Northern California while harvest was underway. After the fires were put out, …
Dec 31, 2017

Departments

Napa First

Napa First

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Dec. 31, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018 …
Dec 31, 2017
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Dec 31, 2017
In the Fires' Wake

In the Fires' Wake

By the time the fires that scorched Northern California had been brought under control in late …
Dec 31, 2017
My Wines of the Year

My Wines of the Year

Wine Spectator 's Matt Kramer gives us his picks for his top wines of the year.
Dec 31, 2017
One Company, Many Wines

One Company, Many Wines

Wine Spectator 's Harvey Steiman recently spent a day tasting Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' wines …
Dec 31, 2017
Classic-Scoring Wines of 2017

Classic-Scoring Wines of 2017

Here's a list of the 425 wines that earned classic scores of 95 points or higher on the Wine …
Dec 31, 2017
FAQ: Host for the Holidays

FAQ: Host for the Holidays

Wine Spectator 's staff offers interesting facts on how to serve as a host to friends and family …
Dec 31, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

U.S. Sparkling Wines: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all U.S. Sparkling wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Argentina: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Argentinean wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

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