Winery of the Month – DEC 2018
Wine Spectator Magazine Top 100

Every year in December Wine Spectator Magazine comes out with their Top 100 wines that they reviewed for the year.

So, we decided to showcase some of these.

#1  Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia

Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. The oak is beautifully integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2042. 17,200 cases made. —BS

#7  Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek

Impressive for the polished texture and elegant complexity, offering vibrant raspberry, orange peel and spice flavors that gain momentum toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 3,023 cases made. —TF

#9  Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna San Lorenzo 

Ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit meets tarry mineral and accents of licorice, spiced orange peel and herb in this chewy, medium-bodied red. The bold flavor and structure are deftly knit into a graceful and harmonious package, with the spice and mineral character lingering on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. 750 cases made. —AN

#11  Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents. Drink now through 2030. 12,200 cases made. —BS

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