Top 100 Best Buys of 2014
October 6, 2014
by The editors of Wine Enthusiast
Most people would agree that the wine market is completely saturated. Every wine shop features a barrage of eye-catching labels that draw you in with the promise of delicious juice. While spending a bit more on a bottle might improve your chances of finding a super sipper, it’s much more exciting to throw the dice hoping to find a perfectly priced and equally delicious buy.
Well, if you don’t feel that way, the good news is that your gambling days are over—our list of the Top 100 Best Buys from 2014 takes the guesswork out of the equation.
All of the wines included in this feature have a suggested retail price of $15 or less and have been awarded our prestigious Best Buy qualification, meaning they possess an excellent bang-for-your-buck ratio. Of the thousands of wines that Wine Enthusiast reviewers tasted over the past 12 months, only 6.4% earned this honor, making this a crème de la crème list when it comes to quality wine values.
From the Old World to the New, the assortment of regions, producers and wine styles included truly reflects the remarkable variety the wine world has to offer, all waiting to be explored without breaking the bank. Happy drinking, smart shoppers!
#86: 89 pts d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre
A terrific value for current consumption, the 2011 Stump Jump GSM blends 46% Grenache, 39% Shiraz and 15% Mourvèdre into a plump yet firm wine that combines black cherry fruit with savory notes of chocolate, herbs and roasted meat. There’s even a touch of mocha on the long finish.