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Wine Spectator Reveals Its Wine Of The Year: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014

November 17, 2017

Wine Spectator has named Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as its Wine of the Year, culminating a week-long countdown.

The week kicked off with Monday’s announcement of wines number 10 and 9. Booker winery’s Oublié Paso Robles 2014 ($80) was named the number-10 wine, and Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 ($75) was the number-9 selection. On Tuesday, Wine Spectator announced wines number 8 and 7. Meyer Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 ($70) was number-8, while Chateau Canon-La Gaffelière St. Emilion 2014 ($61) was named the number-7 wine of the year. On Wednesday numbers 6 and 5 followed, with Domaine Huët Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont 2016 ($44) at number-6 and Chateau de St.-Cosme Gigondas 2015 ($43) at number-5.

On Thursday came the announcement of wines 4, 3 and 2, with Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2012 ($65) at number-4, Chateau Coutet Barsac 2014 ($37) at number-3, and K Syrah Walla Walla Valley Powerline Estate 2014 ($45) finishing at number 2. Wine Spectator’s full top 100 list will be revealed Monday, November 20.

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