Top 100 Wines of the Year

Love to end your day with a relaxing glass of wine? Curious as to how your wine of choice ranks in a list of top wines? Read on to find out how has rated some of the finest wines of the year. has released its third annual list of the top 100 wines based entirely on customer preferences. While perhaps you’re not surprised to hear that “value is clearly the running theme of this year,” you may be more surprised to learn that “75 of this year’s 100 wines cost less than $20, and only two exceed $100 despite the fact that the list’s average price rose compared to 2008.”

An incredible 82 of the 100 wines are rated higher than 90 points, and the highest ranking wine of 2009 is Cambria Julia’s Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir, with two 90-plus point ratings. This Pinot Noir was also the #1 wine of 2009 for Wine Enthusiast’s list, and it is one of the 75 wines that cost less than $20.

Below you will find the list of the top 25 wines of 2009. Is your favorite on the list?

1 Cambria 2006 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

2 Kim Crawford 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

3 Green Point 2005 Shiraz

4 Delas 2007 St. Esprit Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge

5 Tin Roof 2005 Merlot

6 Louis Martini 2006 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

7 Cristalino Brut Cava

8 Angove’s 2006 Red Belly Black Chardonnay

9 Geyser Peak 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

10 Belguardo 2005 Serrata Maremma

11 Falesco 2007 Vitiano Rosso

12 Melipal 2006 Malbec

13 Lake Sonoma 2007 Russian River Chardonnay

14 Doña Paula 2007 Estate Malbec

15 Veramonte 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

16 Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label

17 d’Arenberg 2006 Footbolt Shiraz

18 Bodega Colome 2006 Amalaya

19 Ch. Ste. Michelle 2007 Eroica Riesling

20 Monte Antico 2006 Rosso

21 Maipe 2008 Malbec

22 Silver Oak 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

23 Conundrum 2007

24 Rubicon Estate 2005 CASK Cabernet Sauvignon

25 Caymus 2006 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon