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. 2007 vietti barolo brunate Barolo
    2007 Vietti Barolo Brunate
    98
    AG
    The 2007 Barolo Brunate is a stunner. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, menthol, pine and spices emerge reluctantly from an inward, mysterious Barolo that captures the essenc..." Learn More
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    As low as $655.00
  2. 2009 vietti barolo villero riserva Barolo
    2009 Vietti Barolo Villero Riserva
    100
    RP
    In a word, the 2009 Barolo Riserva Villero is magic. I'm not sure I understand how Luca Currado does it. With his wizard's wand, he achieves a level of purity and intensity that I ..." Learn More
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    As low as $570.00
  3. 2010 vietti barolo ravera Barolo
    2010 Vietti Barolo Ravera
    100
    AG
    The 2010 Barolo Ravera is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Vietti. Stunning. It's as simple as that Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, crushed rocks and pine jump ..." Learn More
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    As low as $485.00
  4. 2012 vietti barolo ravera Barolo
    2012 Vietti Barolo Ravera
    96
    AG
    The 2012 Barolo Ravera is once again a star. Finely cut and chiseled throughout, the 2012 boasts striking precision and nuance. Rose petal, chalk, white pepper, cranberry and pomeg..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  5. 2012 vietti barolo rocche Barolo
    2012 Vietti Barolo Rocche
    97
    JS
    Wow. The rose petal aroma is gorgeous with ripe strawberry and cherry undertones. Full body, dense and powerful. Chewy and rich tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Best in 20..." Learn More
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    As low as $240.00
  6. 2013 vietti barolo brunate Barolo
    2013 Vietti Barolo Brunate
    96
    AG
    Vietti's 2013 Barolo Brunate is one of the most reticent, powerful and explosive wines in the range. Huge beams of tannin give the wine its energy and overall shape. Readers will h..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  7. 2013 vietti barolo castiglione Barolo
    2013 Vietti Barolo Castiglione
    93+
    AG
    The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is rich, powerful and intense, especially for what is the estate's entry-level Barolo. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol are all used to..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  8. 2013 vietti barolo lazzarito Barolo
    2013 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
    96
    AG
    This tasting of the 2013 Barolo Lazzarito confirms just how far the wine has come along in recent vintages. Creamy, ample and potent, the 2013 offers an intriguing interplay of aro..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  9. 2013 vietti barolo ravera Barolo
    2013 Vietti Barolo Ravera
    100
    AG
    The 2013 Barolo Ravera is a real stunner. An exceptional, brilliant wine, the 2013 Barolo Ravera possesses breathtaking aromatics, translucent fruit and energy to burn. In 2013, th..." Learn More
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    As low as $415.00
  10. 2014 vietti barolo lazzarito Barolo
    2014 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
    97
    DEC
    Lazzarito is a majestic cru in Serralunga, and this sees 30 months in barriques and large barrels, offering unmistakable personality in a ‘third way’ Barolo, a balancin..." Learn More
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    As low as $205.00
  11. 2014 vietti barolo ravera Barolo
    2014 Vietti Barolo Ravera
    97
    AG
    Another highlight in this range, the 2014 Barolo Ravera opens with the most exquisite, captivating aromatics imaginable. It will be interesting to see if it develops a bit more mid..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  12. 2014 vietti barolo rocche Barolo
    2014 Vietti Barolo Rocche
    98
    AG
    Vietti's 2014 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is shaping up to be a modern-day classic. Piercing, intense and austere in the best sense of the word, the Rocche is a wine of laser-like..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  13. 2015 vietti barolo lazzarito Barolo
    2015 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
    96+
    RP
    Opening to a beautifully floral bouquet, the 2015 Barolo Lazzarito delivers fragrant tones of violets, wild rose and a touch of orange blossom. As is the norm at Vietti, I tasted t..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  14. 2015 vietti barolo ravera Barolo
    2015 Vietti Barolo Ravera
    96
    RP
    Starting off a bit shy and closed at first, the 2015 Barolo Ravera showed noticeably better in the sample that had been opened a few hours prior to my arrival at the winery for my ..." Learn More
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    As low as $400.00
  15. 2016 vietti barolo brunate Barolo
    2016 Vietti Barolo Brunate
    98
    AG
    The 2016 Barolo Brunate is a powerful, vertical wine endowed with tremendous explosive energy and intensity. Crushed flowers, mint, spice and dried flowers open up in the glass, bu..." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  16. 2017 vietti barolo brunate Barolo
    2017 Vietti Barolo Brunate
    96
    JD
    Sourced from an average of 54-year-old vines in Brunate of La Morra, the 2017 Barolo Brunate was aged for 32 months in large oak cask and barriques. It offers brooding aromas of li..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
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