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. 1964 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1964 Leoville Las Cases
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    As low as $365.00
  2. 1978 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1978 Leoville Las Cases
    90
    RP
    The 1978 Las Cases has taken on a garnet hue with some dark ruby tints. The nose is more complex and penetrating than the flavors. The wine offers classic, mineral, lead pencil, sm..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  3. 1982 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    RP
    Still stubbornly backward, yet beginning to budge from its pre-adolescent stage, this dense, murky ruby/purple-colored wine offers up notes of graphite, sweet caramel, black cherry..." Learn More
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    As low as $879.00
  4. 1983 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1983 Leoville Las Cases
    94
    DEC
    Again so young, almost not ready to drink but if you are patient things open up and start to sing. The tannic structure on this wine is just so impressive, still doing a good job o..." Learn More
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    As low as $315.00
  5. 1986 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1986 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    DEC
    Michel Delon, then owner, believed this to be the greatest wine he ever made. It's not often the case that wines with this much expectation riding on them live up to the hype, but ..." Learn More
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    As low as $669.00
  6. 1988 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1988 Leoville Las Cases
    96
    DEC
    (Château Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien, Red) This 1988 is still youthful with chewy tannins and a menthol send off. It's full of rich, concentrated spice, cloves and c..." Learn More
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    As low as $415.00
  7. 1989 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1989 Leoville Las Cases
    98
    DEC
    1989 was an early year, with flowering three weeks ahead of usual. Now at 30 years old, a floral aspect curls out of the glass, with touches of roses and peonies, followed on the p..." Learn More
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    As low as $389.00
  8. 1990 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Las Cases
    96
    RP
    As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly res..." Learn More
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    As low as $529.00
  9. 1993 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1993 Leoville Las Cases
    90
    RP
    Michel Delon, a great man, is the consummate proprietor, meticulously administering this vast estate spread out along the St.-Julien/Pauillac border, separated from Latour's finest..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  10. 1995 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1995 Leoville Las Cases
    97
    JS
    I love the aromas here with forest flowers, wild mushrooms and tobacco, as well as currants. Full and very layered with creamy tannins that caress your palate. So long and enticing..." Learn More
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    As low as $339.00
  11. 1996 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1996 Leoville Las Cases
    98
    RP
    Having previously rated it nearly perfect, I was apprehensive of a letdown about tasting the 1996 Leoville Las Cases once it had been bottled, but that concern was quickly dismisse..." Learn More
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    As low as $475.00
  12. 1999 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1999 Leoville Las Cases
    94
    WS
    This is so fresh still, just a baby. Blackberry, mineral, floral and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, with focused, subtle fruit and a racy, refined and reserved tan..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  13. 2000 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2000 Clos du Marquis
    94
    WS
    The nose shows loads of plum, spice and meat aromas, as well as hints of licorice. It's full-bodied, with firm, yet velvety textured tannins. It's big and rounded. If you can't aff..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  14. 2000 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2000 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    JS
    A classic Las Cases with masses of mineral, floral and blueberry character. Full and chewy, with so much power. It’s just opening now.James Suckling | 100 JSAbsolutely fantas..." Learn More
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    As low as $429.00
  15. 2001 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2001 Clos du Marquis
    92
    WS
    Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine. Best after 2008.Wine Spectator | 92 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  16. 2001 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2001 Leoville Las Cases
    97
    WE
    A classic in development, a wine that will last for decades. It is certainly powerful, but already the shape is finalized, with its plums and berries settling down with perfumes, a..." Learn More
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    As low as $259.00
  17. 2003 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2003 Leoville Las Cases
    97
    JS
    This is more exotic and monstrous than the 2000. It is like a muscle builder, with lots of round and rich tannins and a core of dark fruits like black cherries and blueberries. Sti..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  18. 2005 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2005 Clos du Marquis
    93
    WS
    Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberry, blackberry, mineral and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate. This is chewy yet silky, with a long, long finish. Balanced and power..." Learn More
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    As low as $139.00
  19. 2005 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2005 Leoville Las Cases
    99
    JS
    A stunningly complex and complete nose of flowers, dark fruits, and minerals. Very perfumed and subtle at the same time. The palate is full, yet tight and powerful with perfect tan..." Learn More
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    As low as $495.00
  20. 2008 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2008 Clos du Marquis
    92+
    JG
    (Clos du Marquis) For several vintages now, Clos du Marquis has been effectively its own wine, as it hails from a specific section of vines each year within the Leoville Las Cases ..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.95
  21. 2009 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2009 Clos du Marquis
    95
    JS
    Rich yet firmly structured this is a very classic St.-Julien that's generous and polished with so much energy driving the long plush finish. Delicious now, but should hold for many..." Learn More
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    As low as $63.99
  22. 2010 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2010 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    DEC
    Layered, textured, deep, cigar box, cassis and earth, managing to simultaneously stretch out, and burrow down. The edges open slowly but surely and seductively. Still inky in colou..." Learn More
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    As low as $435.00
  23. 2012 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2012 Leoville Las Cases
    96
    WE
    This combines considerable power and concentration with rich, impressive fruits. It has both style and elegance, with density to give it great aging potential. The tannins are firm..." Learn More
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    As low as $265.00
  24. 2015 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2015 Leoville Las Cases
    99
    JD
    A legendary wine in the making from the Delon Family is the 2015 Leoville Las Cases and there are very few wines more impressive in the vintage. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  25. 2017 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    2017 Leoville Las Cases
    98+
    RP
    This comes from 50- to 90-year-old vines and is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot with 13.28% alcohol, 3.72 pH and an IPT of 71. The 2017 L&eacut..." Learn More
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    As low as $430.00
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