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The Enthusiast 100 Wines of 2019

The Enthusiast 100 Wines of 2019
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It isn’t easy tasting more than 24,000 wines in a year, but someone’s gotta do it. Well, O.K., we really can’t complain: We here at Wine Enthusiast love the job and are happy to take on the burden to find the top 100 wines of 2019.

Each year, we recap a full calendar’s worth of wine tasting with three top lists. Our Top 100 Best Buys, a roster of wines that provide the most bang for your buck. The Top 100 Cellar Selections list showcases a compilation of stand-out wines with serious long-term potential.

Now comes the ultimate: The Enthusiast 100.

This best-of-the-best list is a showstopper in its own right and exemplifies a dazzling variety of wines available to consumers today. With top-rated selections from 16 countries and nearly every wine style—dry whites and reds, rosés, bubbles and beyond—there’s truly something for everyone. Boasting an average score of 93 points and an average price of $33, this is a list of the best wines to crack open and revel in right now.

The selections here are not to be missed and are sure to be snapped up fast, so find your favorites, grab a glass and cheers to the top wines of the year!

Click here for a downloadable PDF of The Enthusiast 100 of 2019.

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.


The Pinnacle of quality


A great achievement


Highly recommended


Very Good
Often good value; well recommended


Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value


Can be employed