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.
Our archives contain every Top 100 list back to the debut year, 1988. You may choose a specific year and sort the list by clicking on its header: rank, wine, score or price.
(* In 1998, some wines share the same rank, as the list was divided into top reds, whites and dessert wines.)
We've counted down the most exciting wines of the year for quality, value and availability! See Top 10 details, plus 30 years of the Top 100!
The guidelines we follow for our blind tastings, our tasters and their beats, and our 100-point scale.