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. 1996 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    1996 La Mondotte
    97
    RP
    An amazing wine, the 1996 La Mondotte (approximately 800 cases made from a 30-year old parcel of 100% Merlot planted on a hillside between Le Tertre-Roteboeuf and Canon La Gaffelie..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $625.00
  2. 1998 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    1998 La Mondotte
    98
    WS
    Unbelievable nose of black truffle, meat and blackberry. Breathtaking. Full-bodied and very tight, with superpolished tannins and a finish that goes on for minutes. Really is excep..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $295.00
  3. 1999 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    1999 La Mondotte
    94
    RP
    Along with the 1997, the 1999 is the most forward and accessible La Mondotte yet produced. Its opaque purple color is followed by a glorious nose of candied black fruits, graphite,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $175.00
  4. 2000 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2000 La Mondotte
    98+
    RP
    In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage. Proprietor Stefan von Neipperg continues to lavish abundant attention on La Mondotte (a..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $435.00
  5. 2001 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2001 La Mondotte
    94
    RP
    Made in an elegant, surprisingly low key style for La Mondotte, the concentrated, delicious, opaque purple-colored 2001 builds incrementally on the palate. An impressive bouquet of..." Learn More
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    As low as $280.00
  6. 2003 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2003 La Mondotte
    96
    RP
    A killer wine (I’m so sorry I didn’t buy any), the 2003 La Mondotte is clearly one of the superstars of the vintage. An intriguing perfume of licorice, Asian soy, black..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $270.00
  7. 2005 bellevue mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2005 Bellevue Mondotte
    100
    RP
    Made up of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the opaque bluish/purple 2005 from Bellevue-Mondotte offers amazing chocolate espresso notes along with blueberry and blackberry lique..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    3L
    As low as $495.00
  8. 2005 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2005 La Mondotte
    99
    RP
    From the tiny luxury jewel of the Neipperg family, the 2005 La Mondotte is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from a fabulous terroir. Super-rich and dense purple in col..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,135.00
  9. 2007 bellevue mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2007 Bellevue Mondotte
    94
    RP
    Very little wine is produced (about 400 cases) from this tiny 5-acre vineyard, but it is always among the most concentrated and richest of Bordeaux. The inky/purple-colored 2007 of..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $145.00
  10. 2009 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2009 La Mondotte
    100
    RP
    Perfect, the 2009 La Mondotte boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as sumptuous notes of incense, graphite, licorice, black cherries, blackberries, cedar and forest floor. It ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $630.00
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