Dec. 31, 2015
TOP 100 LISTS
ABOUT THE LIST
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.
The complex process for making sparkling wine, coupled with high demand, tends to translate into steep prices. Yet affordable sparklers are being made in diverse styles in both Old World and New World regions. France and Italy have long been associated with sparkling wine, but impressive versions from Washington, New Mexico and New Zealand may come as eye-openers.
88 $14 BELLENDA Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore San Fermo 2014
Italy Bright and tangy, with lively flavors of nectarine, kumquat, fresh ginger and steeped white cherry. Balanced and creamy.