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. 1969 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1969 Ausone
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    As low as $545.00
  2. 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
  3. 1976 Mouton Rothschild
    1976 Mouton Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $540.00
  4. 1981 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1981 La Mission Haut Brion
    92
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) The 1981 La Mission is a very strong example of the vintage and the wine is drinking at its apogee at age thirty-five. The bouquet offers up a..." Learn More
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    As low as $500.00
  5. 1981 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1981 Margaux
    95
    WS
    The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around...." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  6. 1982 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ducru Beaucaillou
    97
    JD
    The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. S..." Learn More
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    As low as $599.00
  7. 1982 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    1982 Vieux Chateau Certan
    96+
    JG
    (Vieux Château Certan) The 1982 Vieux Château Certan is an absolute classic and one of the finest vintages produced at this estate since its golden era in the late 1940..." Learn More
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    As low as $530.00
  8. 1984 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1984 Haut Brion
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    As low as $515.00
  9. 1984 Mouton Rothschild
    1984 Mouton Rothschild
    92
    WS
    No written review provided. | 92 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  10. 1986 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1986 La Mission Haut Brion
    97
    WS
    An extremely impressive, yet slightly hard wine; still closed, but could be as great as the 1952. Dark ruby in color and very aromatic, with a rich cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with..." Learn More
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    As low as $515.00
  11. 1986 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1986 Lynch Bages
    94
    RP
    The 1986 is finally emerging from the dormant stage that many of the wines from this vintage (especially the Medocs) have been going through. It is a full-bodied, still backward wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $570.00
  12. 1987 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1987 Haut Brion
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    As low as $530.00
  13. 1987 heitz cabernet sauvignon marthas vineyard California Red
    1987 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
    96
    JG
    (Cabernet Sauvignon “Martha’s Vineyard”- Heitz Wine Cellars) The 1987 Martha’s Vineyard hails back to the time when the labels stated 13.5 percent alcohol, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $529.00
  14. 1990 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    1990 Carruades De Lafite
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    As low as $530.00
  15. 1990 clinet Bordeaux Red
    1990 Clinet
    97
    RP
    A sensational effort, and one of the two finest Clinets made before the 2008, this prodigious wine made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute has always been a sprinter out of the gate. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $559.00
  16. 1990 figeac Bordeaux Red
    1990 Figeac
    96
    DEC
    One-third each of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, 100% new oak, with a harvest that lasted from 17 September to 6 October. Still deep in colour, and is given a huge ..." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  17. 1990 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Las Cases
    96
    RP
    As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly res..." Learn More
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    As low as $529.00
  18. 1990 moet chandon dom perignon Champagne
    1990 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon
    99
    JS
    This is really incredible with orange peel, dried pineapple and flan. Exotic. Full body, round and savory. Crazy character at the finish of cooked pineapple and tart tartine. Gorge..." Learn More
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    As low as $599.00
  19. 1990 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1990 Palmer
    96
    DEC
    The last in a series of three stellar vintages with the 1988-1989-1990, with this one delivering concentrated wines in its early years that took their time to develop but are now a..." Learn More
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    As low as $540.00
  20. 1991 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1991 Margaux
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    As low as $590.00
  21. 1992 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1992 Cheval Blanc
    96
    BH
    The elegant and lovely nose of berries and herbs, with delightful hints of vanilla and coffee make the 1992 Cheval Blanc intriguing before you even get to taste it. The fresh aroma..." Learn More
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    As low as $510.00
  22. 1992 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1992 Haut Brion
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    As low as $555.00
  23. 1992 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1992 Margaux
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    As low as $590.00
  24. 1994 beaucastel cdp hommage a jacques perrin Chateauneuf du Pape
    1994 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin
    96
    RP
    The two limited cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin are spectacular in both 1994 and 1995, but each will require 10-15 years of cellaring. Less than 300 cases we..." Learn More
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    As low as $500.00
  25. 1994 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1994 Cheval Blanc
    91-93
    VM
    Good medium color, less saturated than the '95. Pungent, vibrant aromas of sappy berries and resiny oak, with an intriguing floral nuance. At once thick and polished on the palate,..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $575.00
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