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. 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 $265.00
  2. 1978 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1978 Leoville Las Cases
    90
    RP
    The 1978 Las Cases has taken on a garnet hue with some dark ruby tints. The nose is more complex and penetrating than the flavors. The wine offers classic, mineral, lead pencil, sm..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  3. 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 $285.00
  4. 1985 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1985 Ducru Beaucaillou
    92
    RP
    A wine of extraordinary charm and elegance, the dark garnet-colored 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a floral, cedary nose intermixed with red and black currants as well as flowers. The ..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  5. 1985 dunn napa cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1985 Dunn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    94
    WS
    Intense and concentrated, packed with ripe cassis, cherry and currant flavors that are rich and elegant. The acidity and tannins are crisp and juicy, offering great potential for t..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  6. 1985 pavillon rouge Bordeaux Red
    1985 Pavillon Rouge
    93
    WS
    Rich and massive but elegant too. It's loaded with berry, cassis and mint flavors and a wallop of tannin and oak. But it's pretty and refined, and this is just Margaux's second lab..." Learn More
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    As low as $255.00
  7. 1986 ceretto barolo bricco rocche Barolo
    1986 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche
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    As low as $240.00
  8. 1986 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1986 Ducru Beaucaillou
    96
    JG
    (Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (St. Julien) Re-Furbished at the Château in 2011) Ducru-Beaucaillou has recently re-released several vintages from the era when there was som..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  9. 1986 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1986 Leoville Barton
    97
    DEC
    Anthony Barton had been running Léoville Barton for three years at this point, but in 1986 - the year that his uncle Ronald died (after a tenure that had begun back in 1924)..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  10. 1986 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1986 Montrose
    98
    DEC
    (Château Montrose, St-Estèphe, Red) This is a masterclass in the ageing aromas of Bordeaux. It sits exactly at the spot at which you still have a tightening and a ment..." Learn More
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    As low as $205.00
  11. 1986 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1986 Pape Clement
    92+
    JG
    The 1986 Pape Clément was the first vintage of this wine in many years to garner any positive attention from Robert Parker, and the early promise it showed out of the blocks..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  12. 1987 silverado napa cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1987 Silverado Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    92
    WS
    Smooth, ripe and harmonious, with layers of black cherry, plum, currant and anise, finishing with a smooth texture and a long, lingering aftertaste.--1987 California Cabernet horiz..." Learn More
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    As low as $239.00
  13. 1988 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1988 Cos D'Estournel
    92
    WS
    Beautiful aromas of fresh herbs, such as tarragon and mint, with berry and cherry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins that are polished and very pretty. Caressing..." Learn More
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    As low as $289.00
  14. 1988 dyquem Dessert White
    1988 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1988 is a backward-styled Yquem, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses ful..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  15. 1988 levangile Bordeaux Red
    1988 L'Evangile
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    As low as $200.00
  16. 1988 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1988 Montrose
    93
    JS
    Very fresh still with a licorice and floral character that turned to sweet tobacco and plums. Full and silky, with ripe and fine tannins. Wonderful to drink now.James Suckling | 93..." Learn More
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    As low as $230.00
  17. 1988 silverado napa cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1988 Silverado Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
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    As low as $239.00
  18. 1988 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    1988 Trotanoy
    93
    WS
    Aromas of coffee bean, dried flowers and blackberry follow through to a full body, with very sweet and ripe fruit. Long and flavorful, with dark chocolate, tobacco and plum. Comple..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  19. 1989 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1989 Troplong Mondot
    95+
    RP
    A very youthful wine that probably will never hit the heights of the 1990 (but how many wines do?), this dense ruby/purple-colored wine has a very pure nose of roasted espresso, bl..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  20. 1990 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1990 Calon Segur
    93
    WS
    Super. Dark ruby-red. Intense aromas of violets, licorice, plums and berries. Full-bodied, with a thick, concentrated fruit structure and soft, velvety tannins.--1990 Bordeaux retr..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  21. 1990 dyquem Dessert White
    1990 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is acco..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  22. 1990 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Barton
    94
    DEC
    Damien Barton-Sartorius was born in 1990, and he’ll be happy to hear that this vintage stands up well against the 1989. It has clearer tannins, is deeper and still virile, ta..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  23. 1990 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1990 Pape Clement
    94
    RP
    This complex, dark garnet/plum-tinged wine reveals some bricking at the edge, and its beautiful, smoky, meaty nose exhibits notions of sweet currants, black cherries, and licorice...." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  24. 1990 rausan segla Bordeaux Red
    1990 Rausan Segla
    94
    RP
    A complex nose of subtle menthol intermixed with black currants, cherries, spice box, cedar, and herbs emerges from this fully mature 1990. It is a fleshy, round, generously endowe..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  25. 1992 diamond creek volcanic hill California Red
    1992 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
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    As low as $245.00
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