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. 1983 climens Dessert White
    1983 Climens
    95
    WS
    Beautifully crafted, plump, very long and complex. Medium gold, lush and si lky, with lemon, fig, apricot, pear, and a particualrly elegant balance of acidity, fruit and wood. Powe..." Learn More
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    As low as $75.00
  2. 2000 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2000 Lynch Bages
    97
    RP
    Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins th..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  3. 2001 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2001 Leoville Barton
    96
    WE
    A wonderfully firm, concentrated wine that walks a fine, balanced line between richness and poised structure. It is classic in the best sense, showing all the shape of a fine Borde..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  4. 2003 climens Dessert White
    2003 Climens
    97
    RP
    No written review provided | 97 RPLoads of honey, maple syrup, dried apricot and spice. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a refined, spicy character. Pretty wine. Masses of botrytis...." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  5. 2003 leoville poyferre Bordeaux Red
    2003 Leoville Poyferre
    96
    RP
    The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, lico..." Learn More
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    As low as $139.00
  6. 2003 rieussec Dessert White
    2003 Rieussec
    97
    JS
    So rich and powerful with so much dried apricots and citrus aromas and flavors. Caramel and toffee. Full and very sweet. Amazing.James Suckling | 97 JSNo written review provided | ..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.95
  7. 2005 climens Dessert White
    2005 Climens
    95
    DEC
    Opulent apricot nose. Plump and robust, with rich mandarin fruit. A long, spicy finish. Drinking Window 2012 - 2030.Decanter | 95 DECToffee, dried lemon rind and tropical fruit on ..." Learn More
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    As low as $54.99
  8. 2005 rieussec Dessert White
    2005 Rieussec
    97
    RP-NM
    The 2005 Rieussec is a blend of 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle picked between 23 September and 27 October. It has a fabulous bouquet that is mineral-rich and te..." Learn More
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    As low as $39.95
  9. 2009 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2009 Clos du Marquis
    95
    JS
    Rich yet firmly structured this is a very classic St.-Julien that's generous and polished with so much energy driving the long plush finish. Delicious now, but should hold for many..." Learn More
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    As low as $63.99
  10. 2010 rieussec Dessert White
    2010 Rieussec
    96
    VM
    The 2010 Rieussec is slightly more backwards on the nose. It is very focused with almond, saffron, orange pith and dried honey aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate ..." Learn More
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    As low as $35.99
  11. 2010 suduiraut sauternes Dessert White
    2010 Suduiraut Sauternes
    95
    DEC
    Tropical fruit flavours on the nose, caremelised pineapple with bright candied lemon alongside wonderfully sweet floral notes and a hint of burnt edges running through the wine fro..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  12. 2011 chateau suduiraut Dessert Wine
    2011 Chateau Suduiraut
    96
    JS
    The dried-mango and pineapple character is so delicious in this wine. It’s full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a pretty density and a fruity finish. Wonderful balance to this ..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  13. 2012 batailley Bordeaux Red
    2012 Batailley
    95
    DEC
    Linear and precise, with fine-grained chalky tannins, generous oak and complex flavours of dark fruits, leather, bitter chocolate and game. The power and weight of this wine leads ..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.99
  14. 2014 coutet Dessert White
    2014 Coutet
    97
    WE
    Powered by intense botrytis, this wine is opulent and ripe, with spice, yellow fruit and honey flavors. It has just the right balance of acidity to maintain its shape and proportio..." Learn More
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    As low as $35.00
  15. 2014 guiraud Dessert White
    2014 Guiraud
    95
    JS
    The lush mango and papaya nose leads into a wonderfully rich and concentrated palate, which also has bright acidity that really lights the whole thing up and pulls your hand back t..." Learn More
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    As low as $40.00
  16. 2014 rieussec Dessert White
    2014 Rieussec
    95
    DEC
    Very refined nose of nectarine, peach, crystallised ginger and sweet spices. Layered, intense and suave, with extremely long-lasting flavours of ginger, sweet spices and tropical f..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.95
  17. 2018 grand puy lacoste Bordeaux Red
    2018 Grand Puy Lacoste
    96
    AG
    The 2018 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous, just as it was from barrel. Strong Cabernet inflections soar out of the glass, giving the wine a compelling aromatic profile laced with the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $54.95
  18. 2019 beaucastel chateauneuf du pape Chateauneuf du Pape
    2019 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    96+
    JD
    The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape is the usual blend of roughly 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties that was bro..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $61.99
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