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Our 100 Best Wines

    We all know there are more than one hundred great wines, but we peridoically assemble this “can’t miss” collection to help you with the daunting task that choosing the right wine can be.

    In our listings, you’ll find wines covering all varietals, prices and regions — and with one thing in common — great taste.

    At 100BestWines, we constantly review and update our top 100 list to account for availability and wonderful new offerings. We don’t want you to waste your time worrying about making the right choices. We want you to spend your time enjoying the best wines!

    The Current 100 Best

    This month, we are taking a break from our usual ratings and borrowing a listing from our partners at  Obviously, these guys know their wine and, aside from a few heated arguments among the staff, we just happen to agree with their ratings. Cheers!

    The Best of the Best (Nos. 1-25)

    1Viña Eguia 2007 ReservaThis wine is a bright, ruby red color, with brick red hints. The aromas are intense and complex, with vanilla, spiced and aromatic herbs perfectly blended with mature red fruit.Info
    2Meiomi 2011 Pinot NoirMeiomi (May-oh-mee) is a Pinot Noir that gets its fruit from the most noteworthy coastal areas in California. The wine is crafted, lush, balanced and luxurious.Info
    3Seghesio 2011 Sonoma ZinfandelSpicy, lush black fruit flavors of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors are present, along with structure of of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Overall, this is a balanced and elegantly structured Zinfandel.Info
    4Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut CavaThis fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine’s bubbles occurs in the bottle.Info
    5Tilia 2011 Cabernet SauvignonThe 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red fruit, sweet spice and a touch of fresh mint. It is full and soft with layers of red currant and cassis with notes of clove and black pepper.Info
    6Meiomi 2012 Pinot NoirMeiomi (May-oh-mee) is a Pinot Noir that gets its fruit from the most noteworthy coastal areas in California. The wine is crafted, lush, balanced and luxurious.Info
    7Veuve Clicquot Brut “Yellow Label”The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.Info
    8Tilia 2011 MalbecTilia Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose offers ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.Info
    9Borsao 2011 TintoUnlike some of its Borsao stablemates, this bottling isn’t gushing with fruit in the nose, but it has something more: balance. Black cherries and blueberries coincide with gentle vanilla and toast, and mineral and rock elements finish the wine, along with a whisp of citrusy crispness.Info
    10Conundrum 2011 White BlendThis unique, non-traditional white wine blend was created to offer full-flavored fruit and enough complexity to match the creative dishes being offered by today’s generation of chefs.Info
    11Veramonte 2011 “La Gloria” Sauvignon BlancGood clarity with light straw color. Medium-bodied with tropical and citrus fruit flavors of white grapefruit and lime with a long crisp finish and some minerality.Info
    12Kim Crawford 2012 Sauvignon BlancGood to drink with anyone at anytime. Ideally suited to fresh oysters, asparagus dishes or summer salads.Info
    13Caymus 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonThe flavor profile includes dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The stand out qualities of this wine are its balance, supple texture, approachable grip and earthy notes.Info
    14Ruffino 2009 ModusRuby red with violet hues. The impact of the aromas is intense and fascinating. The bouquet is complex, initially characterized by intense notes of mature fruit, such as cherries, plums and small black berries, which then fade into hints of spices, mint, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes on the finish.Info
    15Silver Oak 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet SauvignonThe 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich full-bodied wine with great tannic structure and mouth-feel. It has a garnet color and a nose of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, sandalwood and a hint of roasting meat.Info
    16Montes 2011 Twins Red BlendOn their own, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon shine, but when paired up, these two classic varieties complement each other perfectly. It’s a sensational double bill: wonderful richness, structure and fruit from the Cabernet, with smooth, velvety texture from the Malbec.Info
    17La Posta 2010 Angel Paulucci Vineyard MalbecVibrant red color with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and violets wafting from the glass along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, the fresh berry flavors mingle with spice notes and there’s a hint of soft caramel on the finish.Info
    18Glen Carlou 2009 Grand ClassiqueThis is Glen Carlou’s signature red wine. Rich ruby red in color this wine has aromas of red cherry with hints of young black fruits and oak. Flavors of black cured cherries, with layers of dark chocolate and tobacco with spice.Info
    19Antinori 2009 Villa ToscanaIntense ruby red in color. The wine opens with intense aromas of ripe cherries, spice, chocolate and hints of mint. The wine is full-bodied with a palate of rich fruit and spice. The tannins are round and velvety and lead to a lingering finish.Info
    20La Marca ProseccoBubbles are full textured and persistent. On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and touches of grapefruit, minerality, and some toast. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.Info
    21Miraval 2012 RoséBeautiful light pale pink color. On the nose, fantastic bouquet with delicate aromas of white fruits, just-picked strawberries and floral notes.Info
    22Santa Alicia 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo ReservaSanta Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Reserva is a brilliant and deep ruby red color. Aromas of ripe fruit, bitter chocolate and spices. This wine also has good structure and concentration with round tannins. Pairs well with red meats, barbecue and a large array of cheese.Info
    23Peter Lehmann 2009 Clancy’sThe color shows a dark center with a garnet rim. The nose displays a lovely raspberry and pastille lift with a palate of red berry, dark plums and chocolate. Blending the three varietals gives Clancy’s great complexity, richness of fruit flavor and a harmonious balance of soft tannin finish.Info
    24Robert Oatley 2010 Margaret River Cabernet SauvignonA full-flavored yet finely structured Cabernet of great appeal: black berries, dried leaves and fine gravelly tannin, reflect an outstanding year.Info
    25Kendall-Jackson 2010 Grand Reserve ChardonnayDelectable tropical fruit intertwines with grapefruit, lemon and candied lime peel. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a creamy, lush texture with vanilla accents and a hint of cinnamon spice to round out the long, lingering finish.Info

    The Rest of the Best (Nos. 26-100)

    26King Estate 2011 Signature Collection Pinot GrisInfo
    27Eroica 2011 RieslingInfo
    28Chateau Hyot 2010 Côtes de CastillonInfo
    29Montes 2011 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    30Silver Oak Napa Valley 2008 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    31Catena 2010 MalbecInfo
    32Peter Lehmann 2010 Art Series Shiraz-CabernetInfo
    33Dom Pérignon 2003Info
    34Robert Mondavi 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    35The Prisoner Wine Company 2011 “Prisoner”Info
    36Baileyana 2009 Grand Firepeak Cuvee Pinot NoirInfo
    37Penley Estate 2010 Phoenix Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    38Château d’Esclans 2012 Whispering Angel RoséInfo
    39Excelsior 2010 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    40Lincourt 2011 Steel ChardonnayInfo
    41Decoy 2011 Sonoma Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    42Mer Soleil 2011 Silver Unoaked ChardonnayInfo
    43Domaine Serene 2008 Evenstad Reserve Pinot NoirInfo
    44Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2010 Artemis Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    45Roederer Estate BrutInfo
    46James Oatley 2010 Tic Tok Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    47Atalaya 2012 LayaInfo
    48Dog Point Vineyard 2011 Sauvignon BlancInfo
    49Novellum 2011 ChardonnayInfo
    50Lucky II Proprietary Red BlendInfo
    51Geyser Peak 2007 Walking Tree Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    52Tin Roof 2009 MerlotInfo
    53Catena 2010 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    54Caricature 2010 Red BlendInfo
    55Artezin 2011 Mendocino ZinfandelInfo
    56Fattoria del Cerro 2009 Vino Nobile di MontepulcianoInfo
    57Franciscan 2010 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    58Jim Barry 2010 The Lodge Hill ShirazInfo
    59Bibi Graetz 2011 Casamatta RossoInfo
    60d’Arenberg 2010 Footbolt ShirazInfo
    61Falesco 2010 Merlot UmbriaInfo
    62Segura Viudas Brut Reserva CavaInfo
    63Clarendon Hills 2006 Bakers Gully SyrahInfo
    64Da Vinci 2007 Riserva ChiantiInfo
    65Conundrum 2010 Red BlendInfo
    66Justin 2010 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    67A to Z 2011 Pinot NoirInfo
    68Shoofly 2012 ShirazInfo
    69Santa Margherita 2012 Pinot GrigioInfo
    70Bodegas Breca 2011 Garnacha de FuegoInfo
    71Geyser Peak 2006 Reserve Alexandre MeritageInfo
    72Roederer Estate 2003 L’ErmitageInfo
    73Antinori 2009 TignanelloInfo
    74Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    75Chateau-Fortia 2010 Tradition Chateauneuf-du-PapeInfo
    76Palacios Remondo 2009 La MontesaInfo
    77Silver Oak Alexander Valley 2009 Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    78Tenute Silvio Nardi 2007 Brunello di MontalcinoInfo
    79Chehalem 2010 3 Vineyard Pinot NoirInfo
    80King Estate 2011 Acrobat Pinot NoirInfo
    81Castello di Monsanto 2008 Chianti Classico RiservaInfo
    82Chalk Hill 2010 Sauvignon BlancInfo
    83Saint Cosme 2011 Cotes-du-RhoneInfo
    84Columbia Crest 2010 Two Vines Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    85Evodia 2011 Old Vine GrenacheInfo
    86Mitolo 2011 The Jester ShirazInfo
    87Caymus 2010 Special Selection Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    88Rodney Strong 2010 Chalk Hill ChardonnayInfo
    89Broadbent Vinho VerdeInfo
    90Cavit 2009 Alta Luna PhasesInfo
    91Borsao 2012 TintoInfo
    92Geyser Peak 2012 Sauvignon BlancInfo
    93Mastrojanni 2007 Brunello di MontalcinoInfo
    94Conundrum 2011 Red BlendInfo
    95Cakebread 2011 ChardonnayInfo
    96Bayten 2012 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon BlancInfo
    97Mitolo 2010 The Jester Cabernet SauvignonInfo
    98Argiano 2011 Non ConfunditurInfo
    99Riondo Prosecco Spago NeroInfo
    100Lincourt 2009 Lindsay’s Pinot NoirInfo