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Wine Spectator To Announce Its Number-One Wine This Morning

November 15, 2013

Today at 11am, Wine Spectator will unveil its number-one wine of 2013. Wine Spectator then will release the 25th anniversary edition of its full Top 100 list on Monday, November 18.

The Top 100 has been selected from more than 20,000 new releases blind-tasted by Wine Spectator’s editors, and, as always, is based on quality (represented by score), value (reflected by release price), availability (based on the number of cases either made or imported into the United States) and an “X-factor”—excitement. For the 25th anniversary edition, Wine Spectator has put greater emphasis on the X-factor—the intensity of interest the wines attracted by way of their singularity and authenticity.

Over the past week, the best of the best—the Top 10—have been unveiled on WineSpectator.com. Only one of the top 10 remains—the number-one wine of 2013, whose announcement is awaited this morning.

Here’s a quick look at the numbers 10 through 2:

10. Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2010 (retails for $135, earned a score of 95 from Wine Spectator)

9. Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2010 ($135, 96)

8. Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 ($120, 96)

7. Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2010 ($120, 97)

6. Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2008 ($110, 95)

5. Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2010 ($75, 95)

4. Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2010 ($92, 95)

3. Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve 2010 ($65, 95)

2. Château Canon-La Gaffelière St.-Emilion 2010 ($103, 96)

Which wine will be #1? Go to WineSpectator.com at 11AM to find out…

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