The Enthusiast 100: Top Wines of 2007

Our editors select the top drink-now wines of 2007.



Published:

Our editors select the top drink-now wines of 2007

If you've followed our Best of Year issue over the years, you may have detected a change in title here, and a third section a few pages further on. It's not mere cosmetics: This year, for the first time, we have separated the top Cellar Selections from the list of top-rated wines of the year. The 100 wines listed below are of such outstanding quality and craftsmanship that cellaring them for a few years is an option, but all are ready to be enjoyed now. Read the notes carefully for that information.

You'll also notice that in all three sections the wines are not listed in strict order, according to descending score. Numeric score is just one factor in assembling these lists. We also considered price, availability, newsworthiness and excitement. And we strived for balance, in terms of geography, grape variety and type—a somewhat even distribution of red and whites, still and sparklers, not forgetting fortified wines and dessert wines. Producers, too, were portioned: There is only one bottle per brand, even if a certain producer scored well throughout the past year. One light caution before you charge out to your retail store, magazine in hand: These wines were reviewed throughout the year, and both price and availability may have changed.

 


 

Click here to download the PDF
 100 Top Wines of the Year
100 Best Buys
50 Cellar Selections
50 Top Spirits

  

More Online Exclusive articles:

 

Related Articles

13 Great 2011 Pinot Noirs

California's 2011 Pinot Noirs are complex, focused and vibrant.

Falling in Love with Wine

Writer and director J. Rick Castañeda unleashed his inner oenophile the long and really, really hard way: He filmed his new movie in wine country.

The 27 Best Boxed Wines

Whether hiking, boating or hosting a super-sized summer soirée, these 27 wines are both portable and pour-worthy.

Your Guide to Chilling Wine

Here’s your cheat sheet to pouring at the perfect temperature.

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Shop

>

Related Web Articles