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THE TOP 10 WINES OF 2018

Taste the most exciting wines released in 2018, as selected by Wine Spectator’s editors.

PRISCILLA INCISA DELLA ROCCHETTA

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 (97)

GUILLERMO DE ARANZABAL

La Rioja Alta Rioja 890 Gran Reserva Selección Especial 2005 (95)

VINCENT CHAPERON

Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne Dom Pérign on Legacy Edition 2008 (96)

STEPHAN VON NEIPPERG

Château Canon-La Gaffelière St.-Emilion 2015 (96)

FEDERICA
MASCHERONI STIANTI

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 (96)

MARK AUBERT

Aubert Chardonnay Carneros Larry Hyde & Sons 2016 (96)

FRANÇOIS MICHEL

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du- Pape 2016 (95)

JOE STARK

Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek 2015 (95)

MARCO DI GRAZIA

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna San Lorenzo 2016 (95)

MORGAN TWAIN- PETERSON

Bedrock The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley 2016 (95)

CHEFS’ CHALLENGE

JOSÉ ANDRÉS

Think Food Group

EMERIL LAGASSE

Emeril’s

MARIO CARBONE

Major Food Group

TI MARTIN

Commander’s Palace

Great chefs and restaurateurs match food, wine and wits. Four dishes, eight wines—you decide which wines pair best. A weekend favorite!

WINE STARS

Individual presentations of great wines by renowned vintners from around the globe, each a star in the wine world.

TIM Mondavi

CHRISTIAN MOUEIX

Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2010 (92)

José Luis Muguiro

Marqués de Riscal Rioja Frank Gehry Selection Reserva 2001 (NR)

ADRIAN BRIDGE

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1994 (100)

Fonseca Vintage Port 1994 (100)

Carissa Mondavi

Continuum Napa Valley 2013 (94)

Oscar Farinetti

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 1999 (95)

BOLGHERI

A tasting of wines from Bolgheri, a rising star region on the coast of Tuscany.

CINZIA MERLI

Le Macchiole Toscana Messorio 2015 (97)

AXEL HEINZ

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (97)

STANISLAUS TURNAUER

Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (95)

ALBIERA ANTINORI

Antinori Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso 2015 (95)

CHILE

CHARLES DE BOURNET

Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley 2015 (95)

AURELIO MONTES

Viña Montes Alpha M Colchagua Valley 2015 (95)

MICHEL FROU

Viña Almaviva Puente Alto 2016 (95)

SEBASTIÁN LABBÉ

Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Casa Real 2014 (94)

Icon wines from top producers in Chile — a country that has proven its wines rival the best in the world.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL

A vertical tasting from the leading estate in France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

MARC PERRIN

• Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (97)
• Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (96)
• Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 (96)
• Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989 (97)

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE LALANDE

A six-vintage vertical of Château Pichon Longueville Lalande, a leading second-growth from Pauillac in Bordeaux.

NICOLAS GLUMINEAU

FRÉDÉRIC ROUZAUD

• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2016 (97)
• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2010 (95)
• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2005 (94)
• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2000 (95)
• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 1995 (94)
• Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 1982 (98)

NAPA MOUNTAIN CABS

Explore the special characteristics and differences of Napa’s “mountain” AVA’s with wines from Mayacamas, Diamond Creek, Dunn and Lokoya.

Phil Ross

Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 2014 (92)

Chris Carpenter

Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2013 (NA)

Braiden Albrecht

Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2004 (NA)

Randy Dunn

Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2005 (NA)

EXPLORE THE CÔTE D’OR & CHABLIS

A selection of grand cru Burgundy wines from the Côte d’Or and Chablis.

Albéric Bichot

Albert Bichot Chablis Moutonne Domaine Long-Dépaquit 2017 (93)

Albert Bichot Charmes-Chambertin 2015 (94)

Grégory Viennois

Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Blanchots 2014 (93)

Dimitri Bazas

Champy Corton Rognet 2016 (94)

GRAND AWARD BANQUET

Join Wine Spectator for an evening of Champagne, great wine and entertainment, to celebrate recipients of the 2019 Grand Award, Wine Spectator’s most prestigious Restaurant Award. 2019 honorees include: Alfredo Di Roma Mexico (Mexico City), Fiola (Washington, D.C.), Griggeler Stuba (Lech am Arlberg, Austria), Mastro’s Steakhouse at the Post Oak Hotel (Houston), Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Downtown Houston (Houston), The Pool (New York City), Ristorante Cracco (Milan), Vantre (Paris). It’s an exciting evening to cap off a perfect weekend!

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Georg Riedel, who revolutionized how we drink wine by spreading the gospel of his family’s expertly crafted wineglasses, is the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award in 2019. Riedel, 69, is the 10th-generation proprietor of his family’s glass firm, based in Kufstein, Austria. He and his father, Claus, created pioneering wineglasses designed to highlight the aromas and flavors of the wine inside. Riedel has been an active philanthropist, supporting breast cancer charities and Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.

THE BEACH BOYS

The Beach Boys are one of the most popular bands in musical history. Since their explosive debut over 50 years ago, The Beach Boys, led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, have sold tens of millions of albums and birthed a torrent of hit singles including 'Surfin' Safari', 'Good Vibrations' and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice.'

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