Popular Wines

As magical and enigmatic as the world of wine can be, it’s not always easy to find your way around. Every day, inexperienced wine enthusiasts try to explore new blends and end up with a shopping list that their budget simply cannot support. Every high-quality wine is a unique, important experience, one that opens a person’s taste palate to a whole new world of flavor and pleasure. Something primal awakens within, urging you to find new and more compelling aromas and textures. But with so much to choose from, where do you begin?

When it comes to wine, popular blends are relatively common for a reason. They serve as an excellent entry point into the world of fine wine, and studying them lets you understand more obscure, complicated wines out there. A collection has to start somewhere, and these blends are often easier to get and help you develop your taste. Imagine bonding with your friends and family over a brand you’re all familiar with and able to appreciate to its fullest. Good wine offers something new, yet vaguely familiar with each glass, as your mouth picks up on subtleties in the liquid that tempt you further and inspire thought and introspection, uncorking new conversation topics and improving the mood no matter the situation.

If you’re looking for safe picks, you want to set your sights on quality brands from Italy, France, and Spain. A glass of sultry Sangiovese or Trebbiano Toscano can liven up a family meal and impress even the stuffiest guests while being a perfect partner to any traditional Italian dish you can think of. One taste of a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay is enough to let France stand out as a breeding ground of divine, elegant elixirs that can fit the taste of any enthusiast. Meanwhile, Spain offers powerful blends such as Garnacha, Bobal, or Tempranillo, helping you create memorable moments out of even the most ordinary evening. And this is only scratching the surface.

Our goal is to introduce you to popular, tested brands the same way we would introduce you to a potential soulmate. With the right mood and some good timing, you can develop a healthy, pleasurable relationship with wine that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera
    1927 Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera - 375 ml
    98
    RP
    The impressive 1927 Pedro Ximenez Solera, from a Solera begun nearly 80 years ago, boasts a dark amber color as well as an extraordinary nose of creme brulee, liquefied nuts, marmalade, and maple syrup. Huge and viscous, yet neither cloying..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    Special Price $23.95 was $24.99
  2. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva
    1961 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva - 750 ml
    97
    JG
    ...Here it is the wine’s pure textural finesse and inner sweetness that dazzle most of all...Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,655.00
  3. Gaja Barbaresco
    1964 Gaja Barbaresco - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    1964 Barbaresco-Dinner at a local restaurant provided an opportunity to try this beautiful wine from a perfectly stored bottle. The color is very light, pale red. This 1964 shows a very pretty and delicate nose of crushed flowers, anise, an..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $380.00
  4. La Mission Haut Brion
    1966 La Mission Haut Brion - 750 ml
    94
    RPNM
    Very ripe, rich and fleshy, although still with a hard backbone. Deep ruby, brick-red color, ripe, intense raspberry aromas, full-bodied, with ripe, rich raspberry flavors and cedar and tobacco notes. There's plenty of tannin here...Wine Sp..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $795.00
  5. latour
    1966 Latour - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    The wine of the vintage, the 1966 Latour is a classic, old style Bordeaux that has required decades to become drinkable. A dark, opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted w..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,155.00
  6. d'Yquem
    1967 d'Yquem - 750 ml
    100
    WS
    From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its "total" everything. Powerful, yet it seems weightless on the palate, almost ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,085.00
  7. Petrus
    1970 Petrus - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    The 1970 Petrus has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. Tight and reserved early in life, it has blossomed into a true blockbuster. This massive, highly-extracted, full-bodied, jammy, thick, unctuously-textured wine possesses a..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,105.00
  8. Figeac
    1970 Figeac - 750 ml
    92
    RP-NM
    Part of me thinks that the quality of the 1970 Figeac was overlooked in a strong flight that included the 1959 and 1961. But this has a wonderfully harmonious nose dominated by the Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of forest floor, blackberry..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $275.00
  9. Fonseca
    1970 Fonseca - 750 ml
    97
    RP-HG
    ...we had a real elixir...I'm fortunate enough to have over a case left in my cellar. It is pure essence of Fonseca, filled with spicy notes of incense, licorice, and caramelized red and black fruits, with an intoxicating, extraordinarily o..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $295.00
  10. Palmer
    1970 Palmer - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    ...the 1970 Palmer is one of the great wines of the vintage. It exhibits a dark, opaque garnet color, and an emerging, fabulously complex, exotic nose of licorice, over-ripe plums and blackcurrants, soy, cedar, and minerals. Rich and concen..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $540.00
  11. Dow Vintage Port
    1970 Dow Vintage Port - 750 ml
    94
    WS
    I have always been a fan of this very fine and well-made Port. Truly balanced in character, with focused flowers, spice and cherry. Full-bodied, with a sweet palate and a fine texture...Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $160.00
  12. Petrus
    1971 Petrus - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    This wine has been seemingly fully mature since the mid- to late seventies. It is a seductive, opulent vintage for Petrus. The color now is a dark garnet with considerable amber at the rim. The incredible nose of Christmas fruitcake intermi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,545.00
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