Top Grabs For The Holidays. Affordable, High Scoring Wines From the Wine.com 100

For the fourth time, Wine.com has compiled their Top 100 Wines of 2010 based entirely on customer preferences.

The ranking reflects the top 1% of wines sold nationally on Wine.com during the first 11 months of 2010. While many publications rank wines based on the opinions of their wine critics, Wine.com wanted their customers to be the judge, voting with their wallets to determine the Wine.com 100.

You Know What You Like!

The Wine.com 100 list shows customers are choosing both quality and price, with 88 of the wines rated 90 points or higher from leading wine publications. Here are a few you can get your hands on!

Snowy Whites

Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2009

From: Argentina
Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine has to be tasted to be believed.

Wine Advocate: 90
International Wine Cellar: 90

Price: $13.99 

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009

From: Marlborough, New Zealand
Lifted fruit aromas of passionfruit, and grapefruit with a background citrus character. Complex mineral and sweet pea notes add interest. Generous and supple with abundant tropical fruits. Initial fruit sweetness is balanced by fine acidity to leave a mouth-watering finish.

Wine Spectator: 91

Price: $13.99

Santa Suit Reds

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008 

From: Southern Italy
This Sangiovese exhibits a fresh bouquet of violets, woodland berries, spices and leather. Deliciously smooth, plum and juicy on the palate with loads of ripe fruit.

Wine Advocate: 90

Price: $10.99

Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 

From: Napa Valley, California
Elegant and refined, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of rich black fruit laced with hints of dried herbs. The wine’s deep connection to the soil is reflected in flavors of cassis, plum and black berries which are complemented by the essence of truffle, cedar and tobacco. Soft tannins and well integrated oak are balanced with a fine acidity to create a finish that will linger well after the last course has been cleared.

Wine & Spirits: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 92

Price: $39.99

A Rosé Cheek

Cristalino Brut Rose Cava

From: Spain
Beautiful scents of raspberry and cherry on the nose with fresh, clean strawberry 
and cherry flavors in the mouth and a consistent bead. The finish is clean and crisp and invites another sip.

Price: $7.99

Snowflake Sparklers

Cristalino Brut Cava 

From: Spain
Straw color, smooth and fresh aromas; fine and fruity palate with a dry aftertaste. 
Clean, dry and crisp with citrus and apple flavors. 

Wine & Spirits: 91

Price: $7.99

Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label 

From: Champagne, France
This classical dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and 
Pinot Meunier) for body, balanced with one-third Chardonnay for elegance.

Wine & Spirits: 91
Wine Spectator: 90

Price: $44.99

As with many year-end rankings, market availability can be a challenge. Wine.com has limited quantities remaining for about half of their 2010 list, and on the other half, they’ve bought into the next vintage.

Great deals galore…Wine.com Top 100


The Hello Vino Team