This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands: What a Difference a Year Makes . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Following the epically hot 2017 vintage, Mother Nature paid Santa Lucia Highlands growers and winemakers back, with interest, by delivering a picture perfect season and an abundant crop of healthy grapes in 2018. The wines feature distinct energy and fine definition, with expressive fruit, well-integrated tannins for the red wines and relatively uncommon nerviness for the whites.” --Josh Raynolds, 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands: What a Difference a Year Makes, October 2020 1. Belle Glos 2018 Pinot Noir Las Alturas 2. Böen 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 3. Hahn SLH 2018 Pinot Noir Estate 4. Hahn SLH 2018 Chardonnay Estate 5. Lucienne 2018 Pinot Noir Lone Oak Vineyard 6. Lucienne 2018 Pinot Noir Smith Vineyard 7. Luli Wines 2018 Pinot Noir 8. Mer Soleil 2018 Chardonnay Reserve 9. Pisoni Estate 2018 Pinot Noir 10. ROAR Wines 2018 Pinot Noir Sierra Mar Vineyard