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 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1961 Calon Segur
    96
    JG
    (Château Calon-Ségur) After having been snake-bitten with bad luck on a couple of occasions (cooked examples) with the 1961 Calon-Ségur, I was delighted to be s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $890.00
  2. 1982 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1982 Calon Segur
    94+
    RP
    Like Certan de May, I bought this in both half and 750 ml bottles. Only recently have the half bottles reached full maturity, and the 750 ml remains a massive, backward wine for lo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $425.00
  3. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $275.00
  4. 1995 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1995 Calon Segur
    97
    JS
    I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle w..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $189.00
  5. 1996 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1996 Calon Segur
    93+
    VM
    Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy; at once subtle and gripping..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $179.00
  6. 1999 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1999 Calon Segur
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $195.00
  7. 2000 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2000 Calon Segur
    94
    RP
    A dense, traditionally crafted wine for those with patience, the 2000 Calon-Segur rivals the estate's finest wines of the last two decades, the 1995, 1988, and 1982. But be forewar..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    3L
    As low as $220.00
  8. 2001 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2001 Calon Segur
    94
    VM
    The 2001 Calon-Ségur has a delightful bouquet, very pure and a little more vivacious than the preceding vintage, featuring lovely brambly red fruit, rose petals, autumn leav..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $829.00
  9. 2001 Chateau Clos l'Eglise Cotes de Castillon
    2001 Chateau Clos l'Eglise Cotes de Castillon
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    As low as $56.99
  10. 2003 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2003 Calon Segur
    95
    WS
    Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage. B..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $190.00
  11. 2005 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2005 Calon Segur
    94
    JS
    Tight and dense still but so integrated and seamless in texture. Aromas of chocolate, hazelnuts, dried spices and currants. Full body, superfine tannins and a texture that is so ca..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $179.00
  12. 2008 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2008 Calon Segur
    94
    JG
    The 2008 Château Calon-Ségur is a superb example of this very classic vintage, and surprisingly, this wine was raised in fully one hundred percent new wood- surprising..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  13. 2009 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2009 Calon Segur
    96
    DEC
    This strikes exactly the right note aromatically: it's wonderfully sexy, smoky, intriguing and tantalising. On the palate it follows up these aromatics perfectly with silky-smooth ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    5L
    As low as $175.00
  14. 2010 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2010 Calon Segur
    97
    WE
    This is an architectural wine, very classical in its structure like so many of the top wines of 2010. It's powered by ripe tannins and beautiful black currant fruits. While the win..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $245.00
  15. 2015 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2015 Calon Segur
    96
    WE
    This dense, rich wine is firm with solid tannins. Its texture and structure give it an opulent character that brings out tannins as much as the ripe black fruits. Powerful and conc..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
  16. 2015 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    2015 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    94
    JS
    Wow. This second wine shows such beautiful cedar, tobacco and berry character. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Lots of gorgeous fruit and spice character. Long finish. Second wine ..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  17. 2016 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2016 Calon Segur
    98
    JS
    Superb aromas of crushed berries, violets and sandalwood with hints of cedar and roses. Full body, very fine tannins and savory, delicious fruit. Vibrant acidity combines beautiful..." Learn More
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    As low as $245.00
  18. 2016 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    2016 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    93
    AG
    The 2016 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is just as gorgeous from bottle as it was from barrel. The high percentage of Merlot comes through beautifully in the wine's succulent, ra..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $50.00
  19. 2016 Saint-Estephe De Calon Segur
    2016 Saint-Estephe De Calon Segur
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $45.00
  20. 2018 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2018 Calon Segur
    99
    DEC
    A distinctive bouquet with notes of iodine, flowers, fresh fruit and graphite, but its floral character takes on a dominant role with airing. Gorgeously juicy mouthfeel brimming wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  21. 2018 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    2018 Le Marquis De Calon Segur
    95
    JD
    The second wine from Calon Ségur, the 2018 Le Marquis De Calon Segur shows the ripe, sexy side to the vintage and has terrific blackcurrant and red plum-like fruits as well ..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  22. 2018 Saint-Estephe De Calon Segur
    2018 Saint-Estephe De Calon Segur
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    As low as $40.00
  23. 2019 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2019 Calon Segur
    99
    DEC
    The 2019 has a more classic Calon Ségur style expressing a fresh and precise yet slightly closed bouquet of crunchy black fruit, graphite, and spices. On the palate, the cur..." Learn More
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    As low as $170.00
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