Here Are Amazon’s Top-Selling Wines

Amazon’s wine marketplace launched in 2012 and ships over 8,500 labels to 22 states. S. Irene Virbila explores the digital wine library for the Los Angeles Times digging in to find the company’s top-selling bottles. As expected, chardonnay, pinot noir and and cabernet sauvignon come out in the top ten, but so do a roussanne, a semillon and black muscat. Some of these chart-toppers can be chalked up to the popularity of the 100-point scale rating system including a 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley, which scored a 90 from Wine Enthusiast, while “a relatively small winery, the 2012 L’Ecole No. 41 Semillon Columbia Valley ($14),” also made the list, but most likely because it was noted on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys for 2013. Not surprisingly, all but two (from Washington state) of the top ten are from California. Perhaps not as versed a real, live sommelier, Amazon does make shopping easy organizing wines by region, pairing, tasting notes, price and more. [Los Angeles Times]