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TOP 100 Wines of 2018


Each year for a decade, I've been compiling a list of the best 100 wines, under $20 (price varies by retailer), that I have reviewed during that calendar year.
The wines must score 89 points or higher on my sister site, WineScores.ca.
While the task hasn't gotten easier, I've managed to work with a system to make compilation easier. During the past decade, I've become busier in my career, writing for a number of wonderful publications, which hold my attention, ergo, my own site lags behind.
However, even though it is a couple weeks later than usual, I promised to get this list up in time for your holiday shin-digs and gatherings.

Happy Holidays all!
Cheers, Daenna

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Babylon's Peak 'Front Row' Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier, South Africa
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $12.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -219480

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Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Gewurztraminer, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $18.0

BC CSPC:
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Summerhill 'Alive' Organic Red Wine, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $19.99
Winery: $20.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -225748

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La Celia Reserva Malbec~Cabernet Franc, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $14.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618280

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Santa Carolina 'Carolina' Reserva Pinot Noir, Calsablanca Valley, Chile
89 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $14.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -494799

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Quara Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafayate, Argentina
89 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $14.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169160

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Tenuta Musone 'Via Condotto' Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore, Marche Italy
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169990

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La Jara Organic Prosecco 'Extra Dry', DOC Prosecco, Veneto Italy
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Veneto Prosecco DOC
Vintage: NV
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -71894

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Chateau Peyros Tannat~Cabernet, Madiran Southwest France
90 Points

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Region: Southwest France Madiran
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -227918

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Cellier de Capcanes 'Mas Donis Negre' Catalunya, Spain
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -27944

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Chateau la Besage Grande Cuvee, Bergerac, France
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: France Bergerac
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -271023

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Domaine Guisset Cotes du Roussillon Rouge, France
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Cotes-du-Roussillon
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -30745

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Harper's Trail 'Thadd Springs Vineyard' Rose, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $19.0 + price will vary
Winery: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -562652

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Paul Jaboulet Aine 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone, France
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: New Zealand Marlborough
Vintage: 2015
Price:
AB: $19.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -272724

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Evolve Cellars Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $14.99 VIWF wine shop
Winery: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -660415

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Muscat 'Rock Pocket Vineyard', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $18.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -581322

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Monte del Fra Bardolino DOC, Custoza Verona Italy
91 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -283648

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The View Winery & Vineyard Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $19.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -28569

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Selbach Riesling 'Fish Label', Germany
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -23242

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Ca' Momi Rosso di Napa, Napa Valley California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618509

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WineDiva.ca was launched prior to WineScores, in February 2004. WineDiva is the alter ego of Daenna Van Mulligen. She wears a cork tiara and is proof that a girl can have her w(h)ine and drink it too! WineDiva.ca is a tongue-in-cheek approach to a very serious passion for all things wine. WineDiva’s goal is to make wine fun, subtly educational & deviously inspirational. Vintage reciting wine snobs need not apply. WineDiva is painting the wine world pink and drinking it all in, and her glass is always (at least) half-full.

WineScores is the more serious follow up to WineDiva.ca. WineScores was born from the demand to see wine writer Daenna Van Mulligen provide scores on her wine reviews. These are numerical scores based on a 100 point scale – an internationally recognized form of rating wines. These numbers provide a snapshot for consumers on how the wine reviewer views the overall quality of the wine. For more information on scoring wine, go to “about”.

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