Todos os anos, editores da Wine Spectator – publicação de vinho mais famosa e reputada do mundo – compilam uma lista dos vinhos mais interessantes que provaram em provas às cegas ao longo dos últimos 12 meses, com base na qualidade (pontuação), valor (preço de lançamento), a disponibilidade (fácil de achar) e um fator X que chamam de emoção. O resultado dessa análise é a lista Top 100 2016 que segue abaixo.

PS: Tendenciosa essa lista né!? Eu acho.

  1. Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 – 95 – $90
  2. Domaine Serene Chardonnay Dundee Hills Evenstad Reserve 2014 – 95 – $55
  3. Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge The Beaux Frères Vineyard 2014 – 95 – $90
  4. Château Climens Barsac 2013 – 97 – $68
  5. Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2011 – 96 – $59
  6. Orin Swift Machete California 2014 – 94 -$48
  7. Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 2012 – 94 – $175
  8. Antinori Toscana Tignanello 2013 – 94 – $105
  9. Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan White 2013 – 96 – $106
  10. Hartford Family Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2014 – 93 -$38
  11. Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2015 – 94 – $37
  12. Abadia Retuerta Viño de la Tierra de Castilla y León S. E. Sardon de Duero 2012 – 93 – $28
  13. Reynvaan Syrah Walla Walla Valley In The Rocks 2013 – 97 – $70
  14. Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2014 – 96 – $47
  15. M. Marengo Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2012 – 94 – $53
  16. Château Coutet Barsac 2013 – 96 – $41
  17. Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2014 – 93 – $32
  18. Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero 2012 – 93 – $25
  19. Arcanum Toscana Il Fauno 2012 – 93 – $30
  20. Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles Ueberroth Vineyard 2013 – 94 – $48
  21. Sparkman Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Holler 2013 – 94 – $32
  22. Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 – 94 – $33
  23. Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – 93 – $40
  24. DuMOL Syrah Russian River Valley 2014 – 94 – $55
  25. Villa Pillo Toscana Borgoforte 2014 – 91 – $12
  26. Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro San Román 2012 – 95 – $65
  27. Matthews Claret Columbia Valley 2013 – 93 – $40
  28. Domaine Carneros Brut Carneros Ultra 2011 – 93 – $42
  29. Tenuta di Trinoro Toscana Le Cupole 2014 – 93 – $27
  30. Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love 2014 – 95 – $75
  31. Tenshen White Central Coast 2015 – 92 – $20
  32. Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014 – 92 – $22
  33. Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor 2012 – 95 – $125
  34. John Duval Plexus Red Barossa Valley 2014 – 93 – $40
  35. Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2014 – 94 – $59
  36. G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2011 – 95 – $70
  37. Cayuse Syrah Walla Walla Valley Cailloux Vineyard 2013 – 96 – $80
  38. Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard 2013 – 94 – $65
  39. Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2014 – 91 – $18
  40. Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga 2013 – 92 – $26
  41. Kono Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015 – 90 – $12
  42. Viña Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Classic Series 2014 – 90 – $13
  43. St.-Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2015 – 91 – $16
  44. Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 2013 – 95 – $160
  45. Charles Smith Riesling Ancient Lakes Of Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen 2015 – 90 – $12
  46. Quinta de Cabriz Dão 2014 – 90 – $10
  47. Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Eighteen Seventy-Three 2013 – 94 – $80
  48. Fournier Père & Fils Sancerre Les Belles Vignes 2015 – 92 – $26
  49. Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 – 96 – $100
  50. Real Companhia Velha Douro Evel Red 2014 – 90 – $13
  51. M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2014 – 90 – $15
  52. Bodegas Palacios Remondo Rioja La Montesa Crianza 2013 – 91 – $20
  53. Familia Zuccardi Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley Q 2013 – 91 – $20
  54. Fritz Hasselbach Riesling QbA Rheinhessen Fritz’s 2014 – 90 – $14
  55. Gérard Bertrand Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre Corbières 2014 – 90 – $19
  56. Bodegas Cepa 21 Ribera del Duero 2011 – 92 – $25
  57. Cave de Roquebrun St.-Chinian-Roquebrun La Grange des Combes 2015 – 91 – $20
  58. Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 – 91 – $25
  59. Viña San Pedro Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley 1865 Single Vineyard 2014 – 91 – $18
  60. Roberto Anselmi Veneto White San Vincenzo 2015 – 90 – $18
  61. Joseph Drouhin St.-Véran 2014 – 90 – $19
  62. Bodegas Ontañon Viura Rioja Vetiver 2014 – 91 – $15
  63. Tenute di Eméra Primitivo di Manduria Antica Masseria del Sigillo 2014 – 90 – $17
  64. Bodega Colomé Malbec Salta Auténtico 2014 – 92 – $25
  65. La Rioja Alta Rioja 904 Gran Reserva 2007 – 93 – $55
  66. Domaine Huët Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg Première Trie 2015 – 97 – $70
  67. Hahn Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands SLH 2014 – 92 – $30
  68. Lemelson Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Thea’s Selection 2014 – 92 – $30
  69. CARM Douro Reserva 2012 – 91 – $22
  70. Ravines Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2014 – 90 – $18
  71. Two Hands Shiraz McLaren Vale Lily’s Garden 2014 – 94 – $69
  72. Jules Taylor Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 – 93 – $19
  73. Korbel Brut California Organic Grapes NV – 90 – $14
  74. Bodega Norton Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2014 – 90 – $19
  75. Bodegas Godeval Valdeorras Viña Godeval Cepas Vellas 2014 – 91 – $20
  76. Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2011 – 93 – $31
  77. Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Oloroso Jerez Faraon NV – 92 – $27
  78. Jean Perrier & Fils Savoie Apremont Cuvée Gastronomie 2015 – 90 – $16
  79. Tzora Judean Hills White 2014 – 92 – $30
  80. Lemos & van Zeller Douro Quinta Vale D. Maria 2013 – 94 – $68
  81. Viña Cobos Chardonnay Mendoza Felino 2015 – 90 – $21
  82. Kistler Chardonnay Carneros Hudson Vineyard 2013 – 94 – $80
  83. Mud House Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014 – 90 – $15
  84. Boars’ View Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013 – 95 – $125
  85. Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Trocken Wachau Terrassen 2013 – 92 – $30
  86. Vigneti del Vulture Aglianico del Vulture Piano del Cerro 2012 – 93 – $36
  87. Clape Cornas 2013 – 96 – $120
  88. Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto Colli Martani Grecante 2015 – 90 – $20
  89. D. Kourtakis Assyrtiko Santorini Greek Wine Cellars 2014 – 90 – $20
  90. Domaines Bunan Bandol Rosé Moulin des Costes 2015 – 91 – $30
  91. Agricola Punica Isola dei Nuraghi Montessu 2014 – 90 – $30
  92. Philippe Alliet Chinon 2015 – 91 – $23
  93. Galil Mountain Yiron Galilee 2013 – 92 – $32
  94. William Fèvre Chablis Domaine 2014 – 90 – $32
  95. PlumpJack Syrah Napa Valley 2013 – 93 – $56
  96. Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 – 93 – $65
  97. Le Macchiole Bolgheri 2013 – 91 – $34
  98. Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 – 94 – $95
  99. Cirq Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Treehouse 2013 – 94 – $125
  100. Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne 2014 – 95 – $175