Great Wines PRIZES: Our editors TOP picks from the 2018 guide to California wines

Today, we’re sharing the Slow Wine California winners of the Great Wine prize.

The GREAT WINE PRIZE is awarded to the top bottles tasted by our editors.

 

NAPA

Acumen Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Enfield Wine Co. Waterhouse Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 2012

Macdonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet 2015

Smith Madrone Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Storybook Mountain Vineyards Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2013

 

PASO ROBLES

Ledge James Berry Vineyard 2015

 

SANTA BARBARA

Domaine de la Côte La Côte 2014

Palmina Nebbiolo Rocca 2009

Pence Sebastiano Syrah 2015

Qupe Roussanne 2012

Stolpman Vineyards L’Avion 2014 Angeli 2015

 

SANTA CRUZ

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2012

Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2014

 

SONOMA

Ceritas Wines Porter Bass Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Cobb Wines Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay 2013

Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Littorai Wines B.A. Thieriot Chardonnay 2013

Radio-Coteau Harrison Grade Syrah 2014

Wind Gap Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir 2014