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The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked  

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List Rules Red, white, or even rose! Vote up the all-around best varietals of wine you love to drink.

Looking for some good wines to buy? Look no further! Here, you'll find a list of some of the very best wines to drink. Whether you prefer red or white - or even rosé - this list has you covered. From black to red fruit undertones to sweet or dry varieties, you can browse this list to familiarize yourself with different kinds of wine and grape varietals. Vote up your favorites and vote down anything ill-suited for your tastes. 

What varietals will you find on this list? Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular in the world and its grapes are grown across Europe, California, and Australia. Merlot is another very popular wine all over the globe. You also may prefer white over red. For those who like an oak flavor, it does not get much better than Chardonnay. Can't decide between white or red? Try Provence or Tempranillo Rosé. Other good types of wine included in this collection include Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.

Which type of wine is your favorite? Which top wine varietals deserve to be in the Top 5 or Top 10 of this list? Give the best varietals a thumbs up and please add any good types of wine we may have missed.

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Cabernet Sauvignon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Merlot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Pinot Noir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Zinfandel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Chardonnay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Chardonnay
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Riesling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Muscat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Sauvignon blanc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Malbec is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Pinot Gris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Shiraz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Pinot blanc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Provence Rosé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Provence Rosé
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Gewürztraminer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Tempranillo Rosé is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Tempranillo Rosé
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Sangiovese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Tempranillo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Montepulciano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Cabernet Franc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Chenin blanc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Schwarzriesling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Schwarzriesling
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Grenache is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Albariño is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
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Chianti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
rnewman added Chianti
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Nero D'avola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Nero D'avola