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. 1979 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1979 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $600.00
  2. 1982 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1982 Cheval Blanc
    96+
    JG
    (Château Cheval Blanc) This wine has now been very shut down for the last four or five years, and though there is so much raw material here that the wine is still a joy to dr..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,585.00
  3. 1986 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1986 Cheval Blanc
    93+
    JG
    (Château Cheval Blanc) The 1986 Cheval Blanc is a beautiful wine and one of the sleeper vintages for this fine estate in the decade of the 1980s. The really refined and lovel..." Learn More
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    As low as $785.00
  4. 1988 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1988 Cheval Blanc
    93
    WS
    Berry, cherry and chocolate on the nose, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a spicy, cedary, dark chocolate aftertaste. Very silky and caressing. Grabs your ..." Learn More
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    As low as $770.00
  5. 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
  6. 1993 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1993 Cheval Blanc
    91
    VM
    Good full ruby-red. Knockout, complex nose offers vibrant aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, strawberry, licorice and violet, complicated by white pepper and rose. Then moderate..." Learn More
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    As low as $670.00
  7. 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
  8. 1995 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1995 Cheval Blanc
    93+
    VM
    (a 53/47 blend of cabernet franc and merlot; 13% alcohol; yield of 45 h/h): Bright red. Pure aromas of strawberry, flowers, soy sauce, espresso and minerals. Then clean and straigh..." Learn More
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    As low as $685.00
  9. 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
  10. 1997 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1997 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $600.00
  11. 1998 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1998 Cheval Blanc
    100
    DEC
    The reference chateau of the vintage, this wine is showing its class here and then some. It was the first year with Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère as owners, with Pierre L..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,485.00
  12. 1999 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1999 Cheval Blanc
    93
    RP
    The complex, explosively fragrant 1999 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc. It is already showing well, which is a good sign for a wine that traditionally ..." Learn More
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    As low as $670.00
  13. 2000 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2000 Cheval Blanc
    100
    AG
    A wine of exquisite aromatic depth and grace, the 2000 Cheval Blanc is fully captivating. All the elements fall into place in an effortless, gracious wine. It’s frankly hard ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $1,199.00
  14. 2001 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2001 Cheval Blanc
    96
    VM
    The 2001 Cheval Blanc has a slightly more expressive and less feral bouquet compared to the 2000, perhaps better defined, although I miss the menthol aspect that develops on the pr..." Learn More
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    As low as $745.00
  15. 2003 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2003 Cheval Blanc
    96
    JS
    This is very fresh and clean. Full bodied and juicy, with loads of fruit starting with strawberry jam and ending with baskets of fresh fruits. This is exotic and crisp, a truly fab..." Learn More
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    As low as $680.00
  16. 2004 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2004 Cheval Blanc
    96
    WE
    This is certainly one of the stars of the vintage. With its solid tannins and dark, smoky character, it is going to be powerful, but with such elegance. The fruit flavors combine r..." Learn More
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    As low as $645.00
  17. 2005 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2005 Cheval Blanc
    100
    JD
    A magical showing, the 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc is a powerful, deep, incredibly massive wine by this estate’s standards, yet it nevertheless never loses a sense of elegance,..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,569.00
  18. 2009 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2009 Cheval Blanc
    100
    DEC
    A profoundly generous wine with coffee grounds and patisserie notes revealing grilled oak that's subtle but extremely pleasing. The quality of the tannins is exceptional - they are..." Learn More
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    As low as $679.00
  19. 2014 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cheval Blanc
    97
    WS
    This has dreamy aromas already, with notes of Lapsang souchong tea, smoldering cigar and cold charcoal wafting up from the core of dense yet supple currant, fig and blackberry pres..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $4,955.00
  20. 2015 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2015 Cheval Blanc
    100
    RP
    Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cheval Blanc is still incredibly primary at this very youthful stage. With coaxing, it unfurls to reveal beguiling notions of ripe bl..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,165.00
  21. 2018 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2018 Cheval Blanc
    100
    DEC
    A great Cheval Blanc that stands up to the potential that I found during en primeur. Extremely restrained and classic in its construction, shot through with points of mint, liquori..." Learn More
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    As low as $830.00
  22. 2018 Le Petit Cheval Blanc
    2018 Le Petit Cheval Blanc
    98
    JS
    A wonderful and rather exotic white with aromas of pears, lychees, lemons and some green apples that follow through to the palate and show layers of dreamy texture and a long, flav..." Learn More
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    As low as $285.00
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