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. 1977 grahams vintage port Port
    1977 Grahams Vintage Port
    93
    RP
    Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consi..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  2. 1982 prieure lichine Bordeaux Red
    1982 Prieure Lichine
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    As low as $120.00
  3. 1983 grahams vintage port Port
    1983 Grahams Vintage Port
    94
    DEC
    Still quite tight-knit on the nose, mid-weight with gentle, rather lovely cherry fruit and a spicy vestige of the firm tannins that were the hallmark of the 1983 vintage at the out..." Learn More
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    As low as $119.00
  4. 1983 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1983 Gruaud Larose
    93
    VM
    (64% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot): Bright medium red with an amber edge. Archetypal mature Gruaud-Larose aromas of truffle, smoked beef, e..." Learn More
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    As low as $170.00
  5. 1985 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1985 Gruaud Larose
    91
    RP
    Fully mature, the dark garnet-colored 1985 exhibits notes of tapenade, earth, sweet berry and black currant fruit, and possibly a hint of black truffles. The wine is lush, medium t..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  6. 1985 la lagune Bordeaux Red
    1985 La Lagune
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    As low as $115.00
  7. 1987 produttori del barbaresco barbaresco Barbaresco
    1987 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
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    As low as $125.00
  8. 1988 clerc milon Bordeaux Red
    1988 Clerc Milon
    92
    WS
    Very ripe forest fruits, with cèpe and other mushrooms. A little reserved. Turns to currant with air. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Persi..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  9. 1988 felsina fontalloro Super Tuscan/IGT
    1988 Felsina Fontalloro
    93
    WS
    A superbly structured wine, with impressive aromas and flavors of violets, berries and mint. Its full body and super tannins set up well for the concentrated, fruity finish. Try af..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  10. 1988 levangile Bordeaux Red
    1988 L'Evangile
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    As low as $195.00
  11. 1988 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1988 Pape Clement
    94
    WS
    Aromas of iodine, pipe tobacco and red fruits follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins and intense flavors of tar, berry, and licorice. Beautiful texture too. Lon..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  12. 1988 produttori del barbaresco barbaresco Barbaresco
    1988 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
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  13. 1989 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1989 Beychevelle
    93
    JG
    (Château Beychevelle) In contrast to the warm vintage character of the 1990 Beychevelle, the 1989 delivers absolutely classic aromatic and flavor profiles and is a top vintag..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  14. 1989 canon la gaffeliere Bordeaux Red
    1989 Canon la Gaffeliere
    92
    DEC
    Elegant, finely boned yet still luscious, this has sweet strawberry and raspberry notes with touches of truffle. It seems at its peak, really enjoyable to drink now but it is not o..." Learn More
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    As low as $170.00
  15. 1989 climens Dessert White
    1989 Climens
    94
    VM
    The 1989 Climens retains its glorious bouquet of copious scents of dried honey, saffron, barley sugar and gingerbread - so vibrant and engaging. This feels as if it has more vim an..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  16. 1989 de fieuzal Bordeaux Red
    1989 De Fieuzal
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  17. 1989 domaine de chevalier Bordeaux Red
    1989 Domaine de Chevalier
    94
    WS
    Delivers a lovely, fresh nose of dark fruits, smoky nuts and flowers, as well as some iodine and shell. Full-bodied, with fine tannin structure and a clean, fruity finish that offe..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  18. 1989 duhart milon Bordeaux Red
    1989 Duhart Milon
    90
    WS
    Offers leather and earth on the nose, subtle and perfumed. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Fresh and rich, with a clean finish of chocolate and fruit. Not..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  19. 1990 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1990 Beychevelle
    90
    WS
    Dark ruby color. Lots of earth, berry and leather aromas. Full-bodied, with chocolate, berry and earth flavors. Velvety tannins. Delicious, funky Beychevelle.--1990 Bordeaux retros..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  20. 1990 chasse spleen Bordeaux Red
    1990 Chasse Spleen
    93
    VM
    A bottle of 1990 Chasse-Spleen is ordered off the list and served blind to fellow diners who rattled through every Bordeaux appellations except for Moulis! Tut-tut. Because this is..." Learn More
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    As low as $105.00
  21. 1990 de fieuzal Bordeaux Red
    1990 De Fieuzal
    92
    VM
    The 1990 de Fieuzal Blanc is deep burnished golden in hue, Sauternes-like in colour. It has an unexpectedly Burgundy-like bouquet with scents of dried honey, brioche, dandelion and..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  22. 1990 francois pinon vouvray goutte dor Loire (Other)
    1990 Francois Pinon Vouvray Goutte d'Or
    97
    JG
    (Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or”- Domaine François Pinon) I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or” from Domaine Fran&cced..." Learn More
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  23. 1990 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1990 Gruaud Larose
    96
    RP
    This wine continues to get better and better and is certainly one of the great successes in what is a profound vintage for Bordeaux. While the wine still tastes young, it is alread..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  24. 1990 isole e olena cepparello Super Tuscan/IGT
    1990 Isole e Olena Cepparello
    94
    AG
    The 1990 Cepparello is in my opinion the first modern Cepparello. Even today the wine remains deep, layered and powerful. The racy, fleshy personality is pure 1990. A final burst o..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  25. 1990 larrosee Bordeaux Red
    1990 L'Arrosee
    90
    RP
    Toasty oak, loamy soil, sweet black cherry and black currant, and a whiff of herbs emerge from this mid-weight 1990's moderately intense bouquet. It reveals the sweetness, lushness..." Learn More
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