Top Cellar Selections 2014

The year’s best collectible wines.
Download the full list in its PDF version.In a culture focused on the here and now, patience is a fleeting virtue. Instant gratification often takes precedence—witness the large amount of the market geared toward wines that are ready-to-drink—and the distant pleasure of cellaring wine proves much too abstract for comfort. 

But for true wine lovers, laying wine down is a mandatory exercise—one with a return that is priceless.

Find it difficult to keep up with the latest vintages to collect or the best regions to cellar? For that very reason, we’ve created the annual list of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections. 

In 2014, just over 17,000 wines were reviewed by our editors and, from that total, a mere six percent merited the Cellar Selection designation—a marker for highly rated wines that exhibit the potential to evolve and improve for many years. From this already choice sampling, we culled our Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2014 list—all the must-haves of the year that deserve a spot in your cellar.

With its wide variety of wine styles and producers from around the world, this list aims to cover all the classic regions, but one wine has to take top honors. Thanks to a stellar vintage, the 2010 Barolos dominate this year’s list, claiming the top two spots—with two perfect 100-point wines, a first for our Top 100 Cellar Selections list. But rest assured—there are plenty of other options to explore besides these Northern Italian gems. 

While some of these wines are pricey, this year’s list boasts an average rating of 95.51 points and an average price of $95.57, one of the highest average ratings and one of the lowest average prices we’ve ever seen. So stock up your cellar and hide the key—save these beauties for that perfect moment in time.

Download the full list of 2014's Top 100 Cellar Selections in the PDF version.

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Published on November 25, 2014