Our Most Searched Wines of 2021, by Traffic

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We scoured our website for the most searched wines within the past year and found the top 15 that are still available for purchase. According to the results, our readers are excited about the wines that made it on this year’s top lists, including all of the number one selections from the Top 100 Best Buys , Top 100 Cellar Selections  and the Enthusiast 100.

It should be no surprise that Pinot Noir bottlings are top of mind for readers, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux-style red blends and Chardonnay. These are some of the most popular varieties in the world, and wine lovers across the country look to California, Washington and Bordeaux to provide the gamut of expressions, from value priced pours to premium, ageworthy bottles. Italy’s bold Sangiovese-based Brunello also makes the list, along with a Verdicchio from an undersung region in Marche.

While supplies last, here are the top 15 most searched wines of 2021:

The Most Searched for Wines in 2021...So Far

Belle Glos 2019 Las Alturas Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands); $55. Firm lines of graphite and loamy earth streak through the opulent aromas of black plum and dried violet…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Bogle 2019 Pinot Noir (California); $11. Rich black-fruit notes fill the aromas and flavors of this saturated and full-bodied wine. Gorgeous black cherry…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Bucci 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore; $26. This gorgeous white opens with enticing aromas of Mediterranean herb, yellow spring flower, eucalyptus…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Ch√Ęteau de Lyde 2018 Cadillac C√ītes de Bordeaux; $17. With 70% Merlot in the blend, this is a rich wine. Succulent black plum and berry fruits‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

Ch√Ęteau Haut La Valette 2018 Blaye C√ītes de Bordeaux; $17. This well-balanced, ripe wine just needs time to become richly fruity‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

Ch√Ęteau Siran 2018 Margaux; $38. From an estate in the southern part of Margaux, this wine has just the right mix of rich tannins and taut black-currant flavors‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley); $15. The aromas are unmistakably Cabernet, bringing full-on notes of black currant along with…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Ch√Ęteau Thomas 2018 Francs C√ītes de Bordeaux; $18. From its position close to Saint-Emilion, this estate emphasizes a high proportion of Cabernet Franc‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

Clos d’Argentine 2014 Winemaker’s Selection Reserva Malbec (Mendoza); $42. Ripe aromas of blackberry drift towards raisin and animal fur. This is immensely full in body, with ripping tartaric acidity. Flavors of coconut and vanilla‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

Hook or Crook 2018 Field Blend Reserve Red (Lodi); $24. Excellent depth and concentration give this full-bodied wine a richness that is expressed in beautiful flavors…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Lail 2017 Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley); $80. Made by Philippe Melka and his team, this is a grippy, earthy wine, vibrant in blue fruit, plum and sage. Round, lush and opulent on the palate…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Le Chiuse 2016 Brunello di Montalcino; $99. This gorgeous wine opens with fragrant aromas of violet, wild berry, new leather, tilled earth and spice. Showing the estate’s hallmark elegance‚ĶSEE SCORE¬†AND FULL REVIEW

We Recommend:

Ramey 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros); $70. This is a stunner from blocks planted in 1997 and 1999. Beautiful aromas of toasted hazelnut…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Turnbull 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley); $50. This is a blockbuster of a wine, especially at the price, opening with a violet aroma on the nose and a moderately grippy texture…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Williams Selyem 2017 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County); $39. This is a perfumed and seductive wine made from a range of sites across the county. Fresh acidity is seamlessly integrated…SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Published on December 24, 2021
Topics: Buying Guide