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. 1986 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1986 Leoville Barton
    97
    DEC
    Anthony Barton had been running Léoville Barton for three years at this point, but in 1986 - the year that his uncle Ronald died (after a tenure that had begun back in 1924)..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $225.00
  2. 1990 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Barton
    94
    DEC
    Damien Barton-Sartorius was born in 1990, and he’ll be happy to hear that this vintage stands up well against the 1989. It has clearer tannins, is deeper and still virile, ta..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  3. 1995 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1995 Leoville Barton
    94
    WS
    A beautiful wine, with layers of ripe fruit, berry, cedar, vanilla and light spice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very, very classy stuff.--'95/'96 Bordeaux re..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  4. 1996 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1996 Leoville Barton
    93
    RP-NM
    The 1996 Leoville Barton appears more youthful than the 1996 Langoa Barton in the glass with a healthy deep garnet core. The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing bria..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  5. 1998 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1998 Leoville Barton
    92
    W&S
    No written review provided | 92 W&SThis opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  6. 1999 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1999 Leoville Barton
    92
    W&S
    No written review provided | 92 W&SThe 1999 Léoville Barton has a delightful bouquet that has held up much better than the 1999 Langoa Barton, brimming over with vivacious b..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  7. 2000 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2000 Leoville Barton
    96
    JS
    Decadent aromas of strawberry tart, earth, meat, spices, that gives way to flowers and currants. Full and very soft, with refined tannins with a very long finish. This is just star..." Learn More
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    As low as $240.00
  8. 2001 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2001 Leoville Barton
    96
    WE
    A wonderfully firm, concentrated wine that walks a fine, balanced line between richness and poised structure. It is classic in the best sense, showing all the shape of a fine Borde..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  9. 2003 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2003 Leoville Barton
    98
    WS
    Intense blackberry and cherry, with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins yet incredibly..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  10. 2005 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2005 Leoville Barton
    97
    WE
    Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential..." Learn More
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    As low as $429.00
  11. 2008 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2008 Leoville Barton
    96
    WE
    A dense, beautifully structured wine. It shows intense, ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such class, surrounding the fruit, promising long aging..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  12. 2009 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2009 Leoville Barton
    98
    WE
    A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tan..." Learn More
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    As low as $179.00
  13. 2010 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2010 Leoville Barton
    100
    WE
    This is a magnificently solid wine, initially even a bit severe. At this young stage, the tannins dominate, but it's also full of black fruit notes. Very dense and concentrated, th..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $195.00
  14. 2014 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2014 Leoville Barton
    95
    WE
    This wine, with its massive tannins and rich fruit, is obviously set for a long life. It does have the contrast of fresh black-currant acidity to give it a lift. But with the power..." Learn More
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    As low as $100.00
  15. 2015 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2015 Leoville Barton
    97
    JD
    I absolutely loved the 2015 Léoville Barton and this has everything you could want from a Left Bank Bordeaux. Cassis, smoked earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, and thrilling amo..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $150.00
  16. 2016 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2016 Leoville Barton
    97
    JS
    Terrific intensity of dark berries, almost peppery blackcurrants and violets with attractive and integrated, spicy oak and an earthy edge. The palate has a super powerful and long,..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $165.00
  17. 2018 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2018 Leoville Barton
    97
    JD
    This estate has been on fire in recent vintages, and the 2018 Château Léoville Barton is up there with the best of them. Based on 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot..." Learn More
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    As low as $160.00
  18. 2019 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2019 Leoville Barton
    98
    WE
    97–99. Barrel Sample. A very fine, rich and structured wine, this has all the hallmarks of one of the stars of this vintage. Packed with rounded tannins and rich black fruits..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
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