Top 100 Best Buys of 2011

Our exclusive ranking of the year's best values.


Wine lovers the world over share a common complaint: Why does the stuff we so adore often seem to cost more than we can afford? This list is our antidote to rising wine prices, the remedy for what ails us. All of these wines carry sug- gested retail prices of $15 or less, which makes it a list of brands, regions and varieties you can bank on to keep your palate happy and your wallet fat.

Over the past 12 months, our tasting panelists reviewed more than 16,000 wines, granting the coveted Best Buy designation to only 1,224 (7.6%). From there, we whittled the numbers down to the Top 100 listed here, based on the relationship between score and price and factoring in availability and buzz. We also tried to balance the list in terms of wine style, variety and origin. The result is one of the finest and most eclectic collections of Best Buys we’ve ever come up with, testament to the efforts of the wine industry to offer ever-improving wines at realistic prices, and—dare we toot our own horn a little—our reviewers’ efforts to find the wine world’s best values.

To see the full list of Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys 2011 in PDF form, click here. To see the Top 100 Best Buys 2010, click here.

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Reader Comments:
Oct 4, 2011 02:53 pm
 Posted by  sseelye

I want to see the top 100

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Jan 13, 2012 10:06 am
 Posted by  cedarsuzie

I can't wait to see the top 100!

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Jan 18, 2012 03:14 pm
 Posted by  Jose47

I too would like to see the top 100,

Feb 12, 2012 07:00 pm
 Posted by  ReyVaron

Looking forward to your picks.

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Apr 2, 2012 10:28 am
 Posted by  luckysmile

i like the top 100

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