WINE ENTHUSIAST TOP 100 BEST WINE BUYS OF 2018

Each year, Wine Enthusiast  assiduously selects the wines that make up their Top 100 Best Buys list, a ranking of the most attainable, buzzworthy, well-priced and simply delicious pours available. With 16 countries and more than 35 different grape varieties represented, this list has all the wines you want. To top it off, this list boasts an average bottle price just over $12 and an average rating just under 90 points. Visit Cool Springs Wines & Spirits to find out the top 100 wines we have in stock!

  1. Bogle 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel (California) – 90 Points
  2. Pizzolato 2016 Fields Brut (Prosecco) – 91 Points
  3. Duck Pond 2017 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley) – 91 Points
  4. Jean-Luc Colombo 2016 Les Abeilles de Colombo Red (Côtes du Rhône) – 90 Points
  5. Golan Heights Winery 2016 Mount Hermon Red (Galilee) º 92 Points
  6. Spier 2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Stellenbosch) – 89 Points
  7. Three Thieves 2016 Chardonnay (California) – 90 Points
  8. Alvarez de Toledo 2015 Roble Mencía (Bierzo)º 90 Points
  9. Loosen Bros. 2016 Dr. L Dry Riesling (Mosel) – 90 Points
  10. Santa Julia 2017 Reserva Malbec (Valle de Uco) – 90 Points
  11. Aveleda 2015 Follies Casa da Aguieira Touriga Nacional (Bairrada) – 92 Points
  12. Gionelli 2015 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – 90 Points
  13. Toad Hollow 2017 Eye of the Toad Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir (Sonoma County) – 90 Points
  14. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Riesling (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 89 Points
  15. Sogrape 2016 Silk & Spice Red (Portuguese Table Wine) – 90 Points
  16. Lohr 2016 Wildflower Valdiguié (Monterey) – 90 Points
  17. Bodegas Berceo 2016 Más de Berceo Graciano (Navarra) – 91 Points
  18. Bulgariana 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Thracian Valley) – 90 Points
  19. Alois Lageder 2016 Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige) – 91 Points
  20. Château le Peyrat 2015 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – 92 Points
  21. Plungerhead 2015 Petite Sirah (Lodi) – 91 Points
  22. Quinta de Chocapalha 2015 Castelão (Lisboa) – 91 Points
  23. Handpicked 2016 Version Chardonnay (Victoria) – 91 Points
  24. Black’s Station 2016 Malbec (Yolo County) – 90 Points
  25. Adolf & Heinrich Fuchs 2017 Grüner Veltliner (Burgenland) – 89 Points
  26. Provam 2017 Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho (Vinho Verde) – 26
  27. Muirwood 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Arroyo Seco) – 27
  28. Llano Estacado 2017 Signature Rosé (Texas) – 89 Points
  29. L’Ecole No. 41 2017 Old Vines Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 91 Points
  30. Global Wines 2016 Q do E Encontro Bical (Bairrada) – 88 Points
  31. The Crusher 2016 Pinot Noir (California) – 91 Points
  32. Château Peyros 2014 Tannat-Cabernet Franc (Madiran) – 91 Points
  33. Disruption 2016 Riesling (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 90 Points
  34. Korbel NV Blanc de Noirs Sparkling (California) – 90 Points
  35. Delas Frères 2016 Saint-Esprit White (Côtes du Rhône) – 89 Points
  36. Höpler 2014 Pannonica Red (Weinland Österreich) – 89 Points
  37. Monte da Ravasqueira 2016 Red (Alentejano) – 90 Points
  38. Banyan 2017 Gewürztraminer (Monterey County) – 90 Points
  39. Calcu 2014 Reserva Especial Malbec (Colchagua Valley) – 90 Points
  40. Château Mourgues du Grès 2017 Galets Dorés White (Costières de Nîmes) – 90 Points
  41. Estancia 2017 Pinot Grigio (California) – 89 Points
  42. Hooked 2015 Pinot Noir (Baden)– 90 Points
  43. Indaba 2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Western Cape) – 89 Points
  44. Marietta Cellars NV Old Vine Red Lot 66 Red (California) – 90 Points
  45. Bieler Family 2017 Daisy Pinot Grigio (Washington) – 89 Points
  46. Urbans-Hof 2016 Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling (Mosel) – 89 Points
  47. Zolo 2017 Sustainably Farmed Estate Grown and Bottled Malbec (Mendoza) – 89 Points
  48. Caves Aliança 2014 Aliança Red (Dão) – 88 Points
  49. Salt of the Earth 2016 Flore de Moscato (California) – 89 Points
  50. Villa Schinosa 2016 Laghiglione Red (Puglia) – 89 Points
  51. Dopff & Irion 2016 Crustacés White (Alsace) – 89 Points
  52. Substance 2016 Cs Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 90 Points
  53. A to Z 2017 Riesling (Oregon) – 90 Points
  54. Barkan 2016 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon (Galil) – 88 Points
  55. Château Lamothe de Haux 2017 Bordeaux Blanc – 90 Points
  56. Beringer 2015 Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (California) – 88 Points
  57. Domaine Houchart 2017 Rosé (Côtes de Provence) – 90 Points
  58. Michele Chiarlo 2016 Le Orme (Barbera d’Asti) – 90 Points
  59. Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas 2017 Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada Branco White (Alentejano) – 90 Points
  60. Foris 2016 Pinot Blanc (Rogue Valley) – 90 Points
  61. Franklin Tate 2015 Tate Shiraz (Margaret River) – 90 Points
  62. Kirkland Signature 2015 Premier Cru (Chablis) – 90 Points
  63. DFJ Vinhos 2014 Grand’Arte Shiraz (Lisboa) – 90 Points
  64. Lenz Moser 2017 Grüner Veltliner (Niederösterreich) – 88 Points
  65. Raconteur 2015 Red (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 90 Points
  66. Castello di Gabbiano 2015 Chianti Classico – 89 Points
  67. Château Souverain 2016 Merlot (California) – 89 Points
  68. Bodega Classica 2014 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza (Rioja) – 89 Points
  69. D’Arenberg 2017 The Stump Jump Riesling (Adelaide) – 89 Points
  70. Underground Wine Project 2017 And Why Am I Mr. Pink? Rosé (Columbia Valley (WA)) – 89 Points
  71. Two Birds One Stone 2017 Blanc White (Vin de France) – 88 Points
  72. Castaño 2016 Monastrell (Yecla) – 87 Points
  73. Sun Garden 2016 Gewürztraminer (Pfalz) – 88 Points
  74. Wine by Joe 2016 Chardonnay (Oregon) – 89 Points
  75. Lionel Osmin & Cie 2017 Villa Grand Cap Gros Manseng (Vin de France) – 88 Points
  76. Domaine Costa Lazaridi 2016 Oenodea Malagouzia-Moscato-Sauvignon Blanc White (Drama) – 89 Points
  77. Girardet 2015 14 Vines Red (Umpqua Valley) – 89 Points
  78. Bodegas Aquitania 2016 Bernon Albariño (Rías Baixas) – 88 Points
  79. Schmitt Söhne 2016 Crisp and Fruity Riesling (Rheinhessen) – 87 Points
  80. Hay Maker 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) – 88 Points
  81. Bodegas Dios Baco S.L. NV Riá Pitá Sherry (Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda) – 88 Points
  82. Le Val 2017 Merlot (Vin de France) – 88 Points
  83. Mezzacorona 2017 Pinot Grigio (Trentino) – 87 Points
  84. Santa Carolina 2016 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley) – 88 Points
  85. Pata Negra 2017 Verdejo (Rueda) – 87 Points
  86. Guilbaud Frères 2016 Clos de Beauregard Vieilles Vignes Sur Lie (Muscadet Sèvre et Maine) – 89 Points
  87. Teliani Valley 2016 Saperavi (Kakheti) – 88 Points
  88. Chakana 2017 Maipe Malbec (Mendoza) – 88 Points
  89. Yellow Tail NV Pink Bubbles Sparkling (Australia) – 87 Points
  90. Cline 2016 Estate Grown Syrah (Sonoma Coast) – 88 Points
  91. Marisco Vineyards 2017 The Ned Waihopai Valley Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) – 88 Points
  92. Viña Otano 2017 Rosé (Rioja) – 88 Points
  93. Cantine Ermes 2017 Vento di Mare Made with Organic Grapes Grillo (Sicilia) – 87 Points
  94. Viña Maipo 2015 Vitral Reserva Carmenère (Central Valley) – 87 Points
  95. Segura Viudas NV Brut Estate Bottled Método Tradicional Sparkling (Cava) – 87 Points
  96. Trivento 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza) – 87 Points
  97. Undurraga 2017 U Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Central Valley) – 87 Points
  98. Tenuta Iuzzolini 2016 Cirò Classico – 88 Points
  99. Zantho 2017 Pink Rosé (Burgenland) – 88 Points
  100. 100.Borsao 2016 Garnacha (Campo de Borja) – 86 Points

Updated November 26, 2018