Filed under: Wine
It's not that you could ever be accused of running with the herd. However, when we're talking about the choices of several million people, and those choices concern several million bottles of wine, well, it couldn't hurt to lend one little ear to the vox populi.
The masses in questions are those ordering bottles from Wine.com, and after having tabulated the scores the site has released its Top 100 list for 8,000 different wines sold in 2009. You might be fatigued from the news that "value is clearly the running theme this year," but your offshore account will be glad of the fact that 75 of this year's wines slide in under $20, and only two exceed $100 even though the average list's average price rose compared to 2008. Your palate will rejoice as well: 93 of the wines are rated higher than 90 points, and the top wine is Cambria Julia's Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir, with two 90-plus point ratings. That also happens to be Wine Enthusiast's #1 wine of 2009. And yes, it's less than $20.
Feel free to peek, and we won't tell anyone you bought something only because you saw it on a Top 100 list. But if you do, at least you'll have very good company. Lots of it.
[Image: Wine glass courtesy of Delphaber via CC2.0]