Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. Healthy Living would love to introduce you to 4 of the fabulous wines featured on this list that we carry in our Vermont store location! These are perfect additions to your table for the holiday season, sure to impress your friends and family.

IMG_4827NAME: Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve

SCORE: 95

PRICE: SALE $59.99

ABOUT: A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made.—H.S.

IMG_4821NAME: Charles Smith Riesling Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen 

SCORE: 90

PRICE: SALE: $9.99

ABOUT: Lovely, expressive, bright and vibrant, with apple, lime and citrus blossom flavors, persisting enticingly as the off-dry finish lingers against natural acidity. Drink now through 2015. 70,600 cases made.—H.S.

IMG_4819NAME: A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon

SCORE: 90

PRICE: $19.99

ABOUT: This sleek red is tightly packed, with delicate layers of cherry, tobacco and cocoa flavors that mingle against refined tannins, persisting pleasantly on the light-stepping finish. Drink now through 2017. 136,686 cases made.—H.S.

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NAME: Shafer Relentless Napa Valley

SCORE: 95

PRICE: $75

ABOUT: Firm, rich and dense, this combines power with finesse, offering a deep mix of chewy dark berry, dark chocolate, black licorice, road tar, tobacco and loamy earth flavors, tightly wound and leading to a long finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2014 through 2026. 3,300 cases made.—J.L.