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Schrader Cellars Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year 

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Takes Top Honors; Full List of Top 100 Wines of 2022 Available Now

November 18th – New York, NY—Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, announced Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Double Diamond 2019 as the 2022 Wine of the Year. The full Top 100 list is now available at top100.winespectator.com.

The Schrader Cellars Double Diamond provides an emphatic answer to the Napa Cabernet value question, punching above its weight while costing well below the triple-digit entry point for top-flight Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. For its compelling combination of quality and price in a category that is awash in expense-account bottlings, the Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Double Diamond 2019 is named Wine of the Year for 2022.

Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of 2022 are:

  1. Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Double Diamond 2019 (94 Points, $80, 10,000 Cases Made)
  2. Fattoria dei Barbi | Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016 | 95 Points | $130 | 2,094 Cases Imported | Tuscany, Italy
  3. HdV | Chardonnay Napa Valley Hyde Vineyard 2019 | 96 Points | $78 | 2,323 Cases Made | Napa Valley, California
  4. Château Talbot | St.-Julien 2019 | 95 Points | $65 | 1,167 Cases Imported | Bordeaux, France
  5. Antinori | Toscana Tignanello 2019 | 96 Points | $145 | 5,000 Cases Imported | Tuscany, Italy
  6. Robert Mondavi | Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville The Estates 2019 | 94 Points | $85 | 13,500 Cases Made | Napa Valley, California
  7. Château de Beaucastel | Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019 | 96 Points | $121 | 1,700 Cases Imported | Southern Rhône, France
  8. Fattoria Le Pupille | Toscana Saffredi 2019 | 96 Points | $100 | 1,400 Cases Imported | Tuscany, Italy
  9. Quilceda Creek | Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2018 | 95 Points | $200 | 5,300 Cases Made | Columbia Valley, Washington
  10. Louis Roederer | Brut Champagne Cristal 2014 | 98 Points | $359 | 9,181 Cases Imported | Champagne, France

Through blind tastings performed by Wine Spectator’s editors, these 100 bottles were chosen from over 8,800 wines. Selections are based on four criteria: quality (based on score), value (based on price), availability (based on the number of cases made or imported into the U.S.) and, most significantly, the “X-factor”—a compelling story and excitement behind the wine. 

“The Top 100 paints a picture of the year in wine, from new releases of top vintages in key regions around the world to new and emerging trends in how we enjoy wine,” said Jeffery Lindenmuth, Executive Editor, Wine Spectator. “We’re thrilled to share this exciting list of distinguished wineries, new discoveries and excellent values with our readers.”

The Top 100 list will be featured in the magazine’s December issue.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

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