Do French Wine Tariffs Spell the End of French Wine in the U.S?

Already hit with a 25% tariff back in October, French wines were threatened yet again in December with another proposed tariff which could reach 100%. So what do the French Wine tariffs mean for American consumers? Are you ready to pay more for wine in the new year? The Trump administration is ratcheting up a […]

Top 100 Wines of 2019

From the thousands of wines we tasted over the course of the year this list represents the best of the best. Prioritizing quality (you won’t find a wine rated below 92 points) and popularity among our staff and clients, these are wines that delight and excite. From emerging labels to the cornerstone producers of the […]

2019 Wine of the Year is Shypoke Cabernet

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  Wine of the Year is 2016 Shypoke Cabernet 2016 Shypoke Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon |  Napa |  Wine Spectrum 96 | Buy Here Impeccable Cabernet from 100 point Turnbull Winemaker Peter Heitz. This wine proves why the Napa Valley is known for some fantastic cabernets Impressive, powerful, no-holds-barred Cabernet that is […]

#2 Wine of 2019 is Domaine Perraud Macon-Villages

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  #2 Wine is 2017 Domaine Perraud Macon-Villages 2017 Domaine Perraud Macon Villages Chardonnay |  France |  Wine Spectrum 95 | Buy Here White Burgundy: The Ultimate French Chardonnay A 95 Point White Burgundy that comes in at only $20 a bottle. If the rise of white Burgundy has taught us […]

#3 Wine of 2019 Top 100 is Le Pich Cabernet

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  #3 Wine is 2016 Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Le Pich Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon |  Napa Valley |  Wine Spectrum 95 | Buy Here Crafted by legendary luxury winemaker Julien Fayard, experiencing a bottle of Le Pich always leaves a lasting impression. This is a wine that will undoubtedly please […]

#4 Wine of 2019 Top 100 is Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Pinot

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  #4 Wine is 2017 Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Pinot Noir 2017 Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Pinot Noir Pinot Noir |  Russian River |  Wine Spectrum 94+ | Buy Here From one of the world’s most exceptional Pinot Noir regions …. Martinelli is the Russian River’s most beloved producer and a paragon of […]

#5 Wine of 2019 Top 100 is Kathryn Kennedy Lateral

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  #5 Wine is 2015 Kathryn Kennedy Lateral 2015 Kathryn Kennedy Lateral Red Blend |  Napa Valley |  Wine Spectrum 94 | Buy Here A crowd pleasing Napa wine inspired by Bordeaux Kathryn Kennedy Lateral has earned a respected cult following for being quite simply the finest Bordeaux-style blend at its […]

#6 Wine of 2019 Top 100 is Sixteen by Twenty Cabernet

Wine Spectrum 2019 Top 100  #6 Wine is 2015 Sixteen by Twenty Cabernet 2015 Sixteen by Twenty Cabernet Cabernet |  Napa Valley |  Wine Spectrum 94+ | Buy Here Made by Paul Hobbs, what can you say…This wine will defy expectations! The Steve Jobs of Wine is an apt metaphor to describe the ardent exactitude […]