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. 1982 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1982 Cos D'Estournel
    97
    JD
    I loved this bottle of 1982 Cos d'Estournel, and it was easily the best bottle I’ve had of this wine, which has always shown slightly tired and over the hill for me. It shows..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $630.00
  2. 1986 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1986 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    DEC
    Vibrant deep colour, this has masses of spice box and minerals on the nose. Of course, the 86 was famous for its power and tannic structure and this is still muscular and foursquar..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $340.00
  3. 1988 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1988 Cos D'Estournel
    92
    WS
    Beautiful aromas of fresh herbs, such as tarragon and mint, with berry and cherry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins that are polished and very pretty. Caressing..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $289.00
  4. 1989 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1989 Cos D'Estournel
    94
    JS
    A wonderful depth of fruit with very firm and dense tannins. It has so much character of olives, spices, and berries. It's the wine’s freshness and intensity that won me over..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $305.00
  5. 1990 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1990 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    VM
    The 1990 Cos d’Estournel is a vintage that I have not tasted for several years. I have always had a soft spot for the 1990. It does not disappoint with gorgeous scents of clo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $425.00
  6. 1993 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1993 Cos D'Estournel
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $190.00
  7. 1995 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1995 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    JD
    Utterly classic Saint-Estèphe notes of earthy black currants, tobacco, and cedarwood emerge from the 1995 Château Cos D'Estournel. This beauty is medium to full-bodied..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $285.00
  8. 1996 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1996 Cos D'Estournel
    98
    DEC
    A brilliant year for Left Bank Bordeaux. This was stubborn in its youth and took time to open, but now stands as one of the great all-time vintages of Cos, in my opinion. It delive..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $339.00
  9. 1997 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1997 Cos D'Estournel
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  10. 2000 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2000 Cos D'Estournel
    97
    RP
    Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color with a touch of brick and sporting a lot of tertiary evolution..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $335.00
  11. 2001 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2001 Cos D'estournel
    95
    DEC
    Gorgeous, a clear step up from the 2000 vintage as it approaches its second decade. This is not quite ready to drink, although a few hours in a decanter could open it up sufficient..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $230.00
  12. 2002 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2002 Cos D'estournel
    94
    JS
    A refined and pretty wine now with spice, berry and chocolate character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Subtle spice aftertast..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $205.00
  13. 2003 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2003 Cos D'estournel
    98
    JS
    A dense and powerful wine as always with very ripe fruit yet an underlying freshness and complexity with tobacco, dried fruit and fresh spices such as lemon grass and Thai basil. L..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $270.00
  14. 2005 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2005 Cos D'Estournel
    99
    JD
    A lesson in genuinely great wine, the 2005 Cos d’Estournel is a monster of a wine that delivers an incredible level of opulence and decadence while staying weightless and ele..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    9L
    As low as $599.00
  15. 2008 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2008 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    JD
    The first vintage made at the new winery, the 2008 Cos d’Estournel is drinking beautifully today, with terrific complexity as well as a silky, polished style on the palate. M..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $370.00
  16. 2009 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2009 Cos D'estournel
    100
    JD
    Another magical wine from this property, the 2009 Château Cos D'Estournel reminds me slightly of the 2005 with its incredibly rich, powerful, opulent style married to stunnin..." Learn More
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    As low as $380.00
  17. 2012 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2012 Cos D'estournel
    95
    JS
    Always excellent for the vintage. What a nose with currants, blackberries, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stones and wet earth too. Full-bodied and refined yet muscular and trim. Fabulously ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $225.00
  18. 2014 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cos D'Estournel
    98
    JS
    If you want to know what St.-Estèphe smells like, this is it. Aromas of spices, black truffles, forest floor, dried strawberries and tar. It’s full-bodied yet pinpoint..." Learn More
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    As low as $180.00
  19. 2016 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2016 Cos D'estournel
    100
    JS
    This is muscular yet so well defined and toned. Full-bodied with deep and dense fruit on the palate, yet powerful and rich at the same time. So much sandalwood and blackberry chara..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    27L
    15L
    18L
    As low as $295.00
  20. 2017 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2017 Cos D'estournel
    98
    JS
    Quite the bottle here! Spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as dried meat and plums with cedar and sandalwood. Full body. Deep and dense in the center palate and a long, lo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $180.00
  21. 2018 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2018 Cos D'Estournel
    98+
    JD
    An incredible wine from this estate that's as good as anything in the vintage, the 2018 Château Cos D'Estournel checks in as 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet F..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $235.00
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