Our Top 50 Wines of 2017

December 12, 2017
Wine Access Judging Panel

Left to right: Sur Lucero MS, Vanessa Conlin, and Matt Deller MW tasting and judging wine in our Napa office.

There are those who buy wine because of an attractive label. There are those who judge quality based on cost. Both are missing out. A truly profound wine can be judged on only one thing: taste. It’s why our Master Wine Team conducts a rigorous review process, sampling thousands of the world’s best bottles and creating a catalog of wines that all exceed the expectations defined by their price.

We could keep our favorite and highest-rated wines a secret, but we want to share this wealth of wine knowledge with you so you can expand your collection with only the best wines. These are the top 50 wines of 2017 that our Master Wine Team tasted and rated:

RankWine NameVintageVarietyRegionWA ScoreBuy Now
12006 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil2006Chardonnay(FRA) Champagne98Buy Now
22014 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley2014Bordeaux Blend(USA) Napa Valley97Buy Now
32012 Clos Dubreuil Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux2012Bordeaux Blend(FRA) Bordeaux96Buy Now
42003 Quinta do Noval Colhieta2003Port Blend(POR) Douro96
52015 Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape2015Rhone Blend(FRA) Southern Rhone96
62012 Domaine Aurelien Verdet Morey Saint Denis Rouge2012Pinot Noir(FRA) Burgundy96Buy Now
72014 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle2014Rhone Blend(FRA) Southern Rhone96
82015 Moone-Tsai Vineyards Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard2015Chardonnay(USA) Sonoma County95Buy Now
92016 Arietta Quartet Sauvignon Blanc2016Sauvignon Blanc(USA) Napa Valley95Buy Now
102014 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape2014Rhone Blend(FRA) Southern Rhone95
11Champagne Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru NVNVPinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay(FRA) Champagne95Buy Now
122014 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape2014Rhone Blend(FRA) Southern Rhone95Buy Now
132015 TOR Reserve Cuvée Susan2015Chardonnay(USA) Napa Valley95
142009 Bruno Giacosa Le Rocche del Falletto Barolo2009Nebbiolo(ITA) Piemonte95
152015 Clos Mogador Priorat Spain2015`Rhone Blend(ESP) Priorat95
162009 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto2009Nebbiolo(ITA) Piemonte95
172017 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Clare Valley Australia2017Riesling(AUS) Clare Valley95
182014 Domaine Hubert Bouzereau-Gruère et Filles Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru2014Chardonnay(FRA) Burgundy95
192015 Quinta do Noval Vintage Porto2015Port Blend(POR) Douro95
202006 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs2006Chardonnay(FRA) Champagne95
212015 Domaine la Consonnière Châteauneuf du Pape2015Rhone Blend(FRA) Southern Rhone95
222013 Podere Grattamacco Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore2013Super Tuscan(ITA) Tuscany95
232013 Castello di Ama, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, San Lorenzo2013Sangiovese Blend(ITA) Tuscany95
242014 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Savory Estate, Howell Mountain2014Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Napa Valley95Buy Now
252007 Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2007Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay(FRA) Champagne94
262009 Contino Rioja Riserva Spain2009Tempranillo Blend(ESP) Rioja94
272013 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series Margaret River Australia2013Chardonnay(AUS) Margaret River94
282010 Giovanni Chiappini Guado dei Gemoli Bolgheri Superiore2010Bordeaux Blend(ITA) Tuscany94
292013 Casa E. di Mirafiore Barolo2013Nebbiolo(ITA) Piemonte94Buy Now
302012 Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG2012Sangiovese Blend(ITA) Tuscany94
312013 Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot 2013Chardonnay(FRA) Burgundy94
322015 TOR Chardonnay Torchiana Beresini Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa2015Chardonnay(USA) Napa Valley94
332014 TOR Palisades Vineyard Grenache2014Grenache(USA) Napa Valley94
342014 TOR Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2014Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Napa Valley94
352013 Covert Coombsville Napa Valley CS2013Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Napa Valley94
362009 Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Riserva2009Tempranillo blend(ESP) Rioja94
372012 DeLille Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Columbia Valley2012Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Columbia Valley94
382014 Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast2014Pinot Noir(USA) Sonoma Coast 94
392012 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Springs Vineyard Howell Mountain2012Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Napa Valley94
40Ginga Shizuku “Divine Droplets,” Junmai DaiginjoNVYamadanishiki(JPN) Hokkaido94Buy Now
412014 TOR Chardonnay Torchiana Beresini Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa2014Chardonnay(USA) Napa Valley94
422013 Rocca Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Collinetta Vineyard Napa Valley2013Cabernet Sauvignon(USA) Napa Valley94
432015 Picayune Padlock Proprietary Red Blend Napa Valley2015Bordeaux Blend(USA) Napa Valley94
442005 Jonata Syrah Le Sangre2005Syrah(USA) Santa Barbara County 94
452015 Domaine Long-Depaquit “Les Vaucopins” 1er Cru Chablis 2015Chardonnay(FRA) Burgundy94
462014 Ramey Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard2014Pinot Noir(USA) Sonoma County94
472015 Clos du Cellier Aux Moines Givry 1er Cru2015Pinot Noir(FRA) Burgundy94
482012 Domaine Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru2012Pinot Noir(FRA) Burgundy94
492014 Domaine Pierre Matrot Volvnay-Santenots 1er Cru2014Pinot Noir(FRA) Burgundy94
502012 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino DOCG2012Sangiovese(ITA) Tuscany94

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