2020 Top 10: Our Top-Rated Store Selections

It’s no secret that we love every wine we sell at Wine Access: Our rigorous (and often heated) judging panel ensures that Wine Access members are only getting the cream of the crop. But once those bottles go out and the member reviews start rolling in, we get a whole new level of insight into which bottles are pleasing the most palates.

The numbers don’t lie: Our member ratings let us know which value buys, weeknight winners, and collector gems qualify as can’t-miss—and inspire us to work that much harder to make sure we get an allocation the next time around.

We’ve compiled a list of our Top Ten-rated Store Selections: wines that not only have won legions of fans among Wine Access members, but are in stock and ready to ship. Before you know it, you’ll be adding your raves to these already-beloved bottles. 

2017 E. Guigal La Doriane Condrieu Rhône

Grown on vertigo-inducing slopes rich in granitic shale and limestone deposits at the tip of the Rhône Valley, E. Guigal’s La Doriane is a world-class white wine. (97 JD, 96 JS)

2015 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

With 97 points, this bottle landed at #3 on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100, and Wine Advocate called it “no doubt one of the most graceful Brunellos” of the historic 2015 vintage. Add a 98 from James Suckling, and you’d expect a triple-digit price. Not here. (98 JS, 97 WE)

2017 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Sitting alongside the First Growths and Grand Cru Burgundy, Vieux Télégraphe packs big power without sacrificing an iota of complexity, minerality, or intrigue. Rich, elegant, and underpriced—the Rhône at its very best. 

NV Laherte Frères Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

Bubbles get us excited, period. But the bone-dry Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature under-$50… it’s made a massive fan out of Antonio Galloni of Vinous, and is the kind of bubbly we live for. 

NV Pierre Moncuit Delos Grand Cru Brut Champagne

This classic Grand Cru Champagne transports you to a world of elegance, evoking nights past of black ties and evening gowns—just the kind of escape we need. A steal for Michelin-star pedigree.

2018 Benevolent Neglect Massa Organic Estate Chardonnay Carmel Valley

Every Benevolent Neglect wine we’ve offered sold out in a flash, and this one is a super-hit in The Store. Bright, vibrant, and mineral, it’s a first-class California Chardonnay, by one of the hottest wineries in the Golden State. 

2017 Diego Conterno Baluma Nebbiolo d’Alba Piedmont

For lovers of Barolo, Barbaresco, and Pinot Noir, this will be a revelation. Delivering the elegant flair of Piedmont’s best reds without the price, Baluma is a favorite among top sommeliers worldwide. 

2018 Georg Albrecht Schneider Riesling Kabinett Niersteiner Paterberg Rheinhessen Germany

We loved this bottle so much we finished it off before lunch! With 92 points and Best Buy honors from Wine & Spirits—not to mention an under-$20 price—it’s no wonder this one collects raves as it flies off the shelves.

2018 Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé

Inching towards Premier Cru quality, this is one of our favorite expressions of southern Burgundy. For a phenomenal price, you can join the club of members who have lavished dozens of rave reviews on this stunning wine.

2018 Radio Silence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The privilege of securing grapes from a winery that sells its own wine for $500-$1,500 is no privilege at all—unless you do right by the source estate. With this Cabernet, we think we’ve gone and bottled Nirvana.