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Looking back at 2021 in the way we know best: through our wine glasses

This was a year of reflection, discovery, and growth for CellarTracker. Over 16 million bottles and almost 700,000 tasting notes were added to an already-amazing collection of wine reviews. With 9 million reviews about 4 million wines, our community has become the destination for wine explorers everywhere.

A Year in Wine at CellarTracker

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A YEAR IN WINE AT CELLARTRACKER

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A Year in Wine at CellarTracker

Ones to Watch

Producers taking over our cellars in 2021 (biggest increases vs 2020)
de Négoce
United States
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 + 11,438

BOTTLES

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+ 1,761

BOTTLES

Austin Hope
United States
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+ 1,513

BOTTLES

Old Meets New

Our favorite wine regions in 2021
California
2,793,772
Burgundy
594,256
Bordeaux
464,859
Washington
364,773
Tuscany
358,809

Favorite Region

Cellar trackers chose California in 2021
Napa Valley

California's Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast helped make it the most popular region of 2021 for CellarTracker users.

Cellar Additions

Bottles most-added to cellars this year
Château Pontet-Canet
Red Bordeaux Blend  Bordeaux, FR
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31,159

BOTTLES

Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 
SuperTuscan Blend  Tuscany, IT
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24,360

BOTTLES

Château Lynch-Bages
Red Bordeaux Blend  Bordeaux, FR
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21,824

BOTTLES

Our (Almost) Daily Drinkers

Versatile wines enjoyed most frequently by users
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa Valley, CA
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10,237

BOTTLES

Joseph Phelps Insignia
Red Bordeaux Blend  Napa Valley, CA
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7,925

BOTTLES

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Red Rhone Blend  Rhône, FR
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7,532

BOTTLES

Pinot Noir:

The heartbreaker grape clearly won our hearts, with almost 1.1 million bottles opened in 2021 

Adored Varieties

Grapes and blends that cellar trackers turn to most
Pinot Noir
1,068,176
Cabernet Sauvignon
960,511
Red Bordeaux Blend
769,084
Chardonnay
758,538
Syrah
410,594
Red Blend
359,745
Sangiovese
285,479
Zinfandel
246,077
Red Rhone Blend
233,493
Champagne Blend
208,657

Setting the Bar

The wines with the highest community ratings in 2021
Château d’Yquem
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend  Bordeaux, FR
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95.3

CT RATING

Château Latour Grand Vin
Red Bordeaux Blend  Bordeaux, FR
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94.9

CT RATING

Château Haut-Brion
Red Bordeaux Blend  Bordeaux, FR
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94.9

CT RATING

679,025
TASTING NOTES ADDED

By the Numbers

It was a busy year for cellar trackers
16,356,457
BOTTLES ADDED
69,544,354
MINUTES SPENT ON CELLARTRACKER

Community Captains

Memorable and "most helpful" tasting notes from 2021

Not to be tacky or anything but I've had just about every hyped Champagne and bling Champagne to have been released in the last two decades and frankly it's pretty rare for them to provoke any reaction in me beyond, "Yeah, pretty good, tastes like Champagne" and then I find myself scratching my head wondering what is making everyone swoon other than the price tag or the fancy packaging. This is an exception so dramatic that the first sip just leaves me standing there, stupefied. The effect is positively transporting. Outside it's a miserable winter night and then with a sip of this, the fruit turns the inside of your mouth into Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine"... More

Keith Levenberg

Decanted 5 hours in advance. Translucent light ruby. Fennel, menthol, and sour cherry greet you. Medium light weight. Less tobacco and tar than before but increasing fine perfume, and an interesting sweet/sour palate contrast from both ripe fruit and a cranberry aspect. Vibrant (if ever so slightly intrusive) acidity, light earth, and just gorgeous, fine tannic structure with quite a bit of grip at the end. Four or five months ago, I said I would keep opening bottles until it convinced me that it was intent on shutting down. The acidity has welled up and for now, the wine seems less harmonious than in the very early going... More

Oh boy, Rayas, Rayas, Rayas. This has all of the white pepper, pine needle and searing cherry that I associate with this magical wine. It really as if Burgundy was somehow transported to Châteauneuf-du-Pape or somehow Grenache were planted in a Burgundy vineyard. There is just nothing else like Rayas, and this was a textbook example. Remarkable. More

Eric
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Pinot Noir
1,068,176
Cabernet Sauvignon
960,511
Red Bordeaux Blend
769,084
Chardonnay
758,538
Syrah
410,594
Red Blend
359,745
Sangiovese
285,479
Zinfandel
246,077
Red Rhone Blend
233,493
Champagne Blend
208,657

Pinot Noir:

The heartbreaker grape clearly won our hearts, with almost 1.1 million bottles opened in 2021 

Adored Varieties
Grapes and blends that cellar trackers turn to most

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