The Enthusiast 100 of 2014

The Enthusiast 100 of 2014
Download the full list in its PDF version.This year, Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 17,500 wines from around the globe, covering myriad regions, styles and prices. In the last two issues, we celebrated the wines that offer the most bang for your buck (Top 100 Best Buys) as well as the ones that you need to invest in today for enjoyment tomorrow (Top 100 Cellar Selections).

So now, here’s your ultimate shopping list: The Enthusiast 100.

The Enthusiast 100 is the kingpin of our yearly roundups. This list of high-scoring gems showcases the incredible diversity in the market, with wines from 16 countries representing nearly every style, from dry white and red wines to sparklers, rosés, sweet and fortified selections. Beyond just numerical ratings, these wines boast excellent drinkability, availability and quality-to-price ratios, with an average rating of 93.6 and an average price of $37.80.

This year’s top spot goes to an Oregon Pinot Noir, the first time the state has topped the list. The Pacific Northwest is at top of mind for wine lovers, thanks to an attractive grape-growing climate and accessible land prices compared to its southern neighbor. This year’s Number One wine—a single-vineyard Pinot Noir from Carlton-based Ken Wright Cellars—illustrates the re- markable balance, finesse and beauty that the wines of Oregon can exhibit.

All of the selections on this list are not to be missed and are sure to be snapped up quickly, so find your favorites, grab a glass and enjoy! 

Download the full list of 2014's Enthusiast 100 in the PDF version.

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Check out the full list, plus a range of other features, in our interactive Buying Guide.

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Published on November 25, 2014