Popular Wines

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. 1946 toro albala don px convento seleccion Dessert White
    1946 Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion
    100
    RP
    The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bottled in September 2011. This is an e..." Learn More
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    As low as $335.00
  2. 1949 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1949 Calon Segur
    94
    AG
    Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, mint, dried flowers and licorice all grace the 1949 Calon-Ségur. Sublime, gracious and nicely mellowed by the passage of time, the 1949 is just ..." Learn More
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    As low as $950.00
  3. 1956 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1956 Lafite Rothschild
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    As low as $695.00
  4. 1961 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1961 Ducru Beaucaillou
    98
    JG
    It has now been more than a decade since I last crossed paths with a bottle of the 1961 vintage at Ducru, which remains the greatest vintage from this estate that I have ever taste..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,355.00
  5. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $650.00
  6. 1963 quinta do noval nacional Port
    1963 Quinta Do Noval Nacional
    100
    JG
    (Quinta do Noval Nacional) I had never tasted the legendary 1963 Nacional previously, and this stunningly pure and still almost youthful wine was every bit as profound as its reput..." Learn More
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    As low as $6,815.00
  7. 1964 levangile Bordeaux Red
    1964 L'Evangile
    92
    JG
    The 1964 l’Evangile is a lovely wine that has certainly been fully mature for decades, and yet, shows no signs of imminent decline. There is an element of heartiness in l&rsq..." Learn More
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    As low as $695.00
  8. 1964 paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle Hermitage
    1964 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    97
    VM
    First, a magnum of 1964 Hermitage La Chapelle from Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Lucid in hue, it sports modest bricking on the rim. Its initial tightness on the nose soon disap..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,145.00
  9. 1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
    1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
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    As low as $410.00
  10. 1969 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1969 Ausone
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    As low as $560.00
  11. 1969 quinta vale d. maria very old tawny colheita porto Port
    1969 Quinta Vale D. Maria Very Old Tawny Colheita Porto
    96
    WE
    This limited production wine from one cask of aged tawny is amazingly concentrated. The spice, the wood flavors and the acidity have all come together to a point of supreme maturit..." Learn More
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    As low as $579.00
  12. 1970 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1970 Lafite Rothschild
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    As low as $865.00
  13. 1970 latour Bordeaux Red
    1970 Latour
    98
    RP
    One of the top two or three wines of the vintage (Petrus and Trotanoy are noteworthy rivals), this young, magnificent Latour is still 5-10 years away from full maturity. The opaque..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,035.00
  14. 1971 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1971 Petrus
    97
    VM
    This bottle of 1971 Petrus is perhaps the best that I have encountered, completely overawing the 1970 served alongside. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet with delineated red berry fruit..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,605.00
  15. 1974 Mouton Rothschild
    1974 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $675.00
  16. 1975 les forts de latour Bordeaux Red
    1975 Les Forts De Latour
    90
    DEC
    The wines at Latour were being made by Jean-Paul Gardère and Henri Martin in 1975. This is hugely impressive for a second wine (the label made its first appearance in the 19..." Learn More
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    As low as $280.00
  17. 1975 Mouton Rothschild
    1975 Mouton Rothschild
    95
    JS
    I absolutely love the nose of licorice, minerals, black currants, and berries. Full and slightly hard and acidic, but I could smell it all night. It softens and turns velvety and d..." Learn More
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    As low as $750.00
  18. 1976 dyquem Dessert White
    1976 d'Yquem
    96
    RP
    The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconuts, and overripe melons? This full..." Learn More
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    As low as $895.00
  19. 1976 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1976 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    JS
    This is the wine of the vintage. I love the rosewater, currants and citrus character to this now. It's still full body yet so ethereal. It goes on and on in the finish turning cre..." Learn More
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    As low as $820.00
  20. 1977 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1977 Lafite Rothschild
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    As low as $795.00
  21. 1978 pichon lalande Bordeaux Red
    1978 Pichon Lalande
    94
    AG
    A host of Cabernet Sauvignon-infused aromas make a strong opening statement in the 1978 Pichon Lalande. There is certainly no shortage of power or character. If anything, the 1978 ..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  22. 1979 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1979 Lafite Rothschild
    92
    WS
    Fruity, deep and firm, filled with plum and cherry, backed by youthful, stiff tannins. Needs time for complexity to develop. Try in 1995.--Lafite Rothschild vertical.Wine Spectator..." Learn More
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    As low as $895.00
  23. 1979 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1979 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A rather hard wine, with a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1992 through 1995. Wine Sp..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,990.00
  24. 1980 Mouton Rothschild
    1980 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $615.00
  25. 1980 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1980 Petrus
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    As low as $3,105.00
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