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. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $665.00
  2. 1979 latour Bordeaux Red
    1979 Latour
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  3. 1980 Mouton Rothschild
    1980 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $635.00
  4. 1982 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1982 Gruaud Larose
    98
    RP
    A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet..." Learn More
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    As low as $699.00
  5. 1982 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lynch Bages
    95
    JS
    This shows intense aromas of mint, lead pencil and currants that follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a finish with tension and freshness. Drink now.James Suckli..." Learn More
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    As low as $645.00
  6. 1983 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1983 Leoville Las Cases
    94
    DEC
    Again so young, almost not ready to drink but if you are patient things open up and start to sing. The tannic structure on this wine is just so impressive, still doing a good job o..." Learn More
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    As low as $625.00
  7. 1985 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1985 Mouton Rothschild
    99
    JS
    What an awe-inspiring nose of currants, shaved lead pencil, white truffles and earth. It's full-bodied and enveloped by silky tannins that lead to an earthy, long finish. Old, trad..." Learn More
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    As low as $680.00
  8. 1986 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1986 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    DEC
    Michel Delon, then owner, believed this to be the greatest wine he ever made. It's not often the case that wines with this much expectation riding on them live up to the hype, but ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $669.00
  9. 1987 latour Bordeaux Red
    1987 Latour
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    As low as $650.00
  10. 1987 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1987 Margaux
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    As low as $625.00
  11. 1987 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1987 Mouton Rothschild
    91
    JG
    (Château Mouton-Rothschild) This was the last vintage to be made by the Baron de Rothschild, and I have always had a sneaky suspicion that the 1987 may have been made a bit m..." Learn More
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    As low as $610.00
  12. 1988 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1988 Haut Brion
    98
    WS
    The wine of the vintage and one of the greatest Haut-Brions ever made. Superpowerful and ripe, with masses of spice, mint and berry character. Full-bodied, with full yet polished t..." Learn More
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    As low as $665.00
  13. 1990 gaja barbaresco Barbaresco
    1990 Gaja Barbaresco
    96
    RP
    Gaja’s 1990 Barbaresco shows an unbelievable level of youthfulness that absolutely defies the effects of time. Blackberry, cherry and plum are miraculously intact and immacul..." Learn More
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    As low as $665.00
  14. 1990 levangile Bordeaux Red
    1990 L'Evangile
    96
    RP
    A fabulous example of l’Evangile at its best. Dense ruby/purple with some amber at the edge, this wine has a gorgeous nose of black truffles intermixed with caramel, malt cho..." Learn More
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    As low as $625.00
  15. 1991 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1991 Margaux
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    As low as $650.00
  16. 1992 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1992 Margaux
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  17. 1993 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1993 Margaux
    90
    WS
    Château Margaux is back after a weak '92. Big for the vintage, featuring loads of new oak to provide a smoky, toasty taste. Attractive currant, black cherry and rose petal ch..." Learn More
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    As low as $605.00
  18. 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 $620.00
  19. 1994 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1994 Haut Brion
    94
    WS
    Has wonderful richness and suppleness, lovely fruit and harmony. A superb example of a graceful, balanced wine that is delicious now and can evolve over many years.--Haut-Brion ver..." Learn More
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    As low as $650.00
  20. 1994 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1994 Margaux
    91+
    RP
    This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the..." Learn More
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    As low as $675.00
  21. 1994 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1994 Mouton Rothschild
    91
    JS
    This is still youthful in appearance with dark ruby color. It sets an excellent example for the 1994 vintage with a spicy, toasty nose showing lots of black currants and tar. It's ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $665.00
  22. 1996 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1996 Cheval Blanc
    95
    DEC
    At 56% Cabernet Franc, this is a bright, floral Cheval Blanc, with white pepper, strawberry, mineral and oriental spice notes lingering nicely. Drinking Window 2015 - 2036Decanter ..." Learn More
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    As low as $679.00
  23. 1997 araujo eisele cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1997 Araujo Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon
    92+
    VM
    Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shap..." Learn More
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    As low as $649.00
  24. 1997 lafleur Bordeaux Red
    1997 Lafleur
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    As low as $695.00
  25. 1998 langelus Bordeaux Red
    1998 L'Angelus
    98
    RP
    The 1998 Angélus, a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot, is deep garnet colored with a touch of brick. The nose is completely...WOW! It has an incredible array of smo..." Learn More
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