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 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1986 Pape Clement
    92+
    JG
    The 1986 Pape Clément was the first vintage of this wine in many years to garner any positive attention from Robert Parker, and the early promise it showed out of the blocks..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $215.00
  2. 1988 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1988 Pape Clement
    94
    WS
    Aromas of iodine, pipe tobacco and red fruits follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins and intense flavors of tar, berry, and licorice. Beautiful texture too. Lon..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $190.00
  3. 1990 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1990 Pape Clement
    94
    RP
    This complex, dark garnet/plum-tinged wine reveals some bricking at the edge, and its beautiful, smoky, meaty nose exhibits notions of sweet currants, black cherries, and licorice...." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  4. 1994 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1994 Pape Clement
    90
    JG
    (Château Pape Clément) The 1994 vintage at Château Pape Clément is an unqualified success and this is one of the best wines I have tasted from this vintag..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  5. 1995 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1995 Pape Clement
    91+
    JG
    (Château Pape Clément) It had been several years since I last tasted the 1995 Pape Clément and the wine is showing lovely potential and is now only a few years ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $180.00
  6. 1996 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1996 Pape Clement
    94
    RP
    A great wine that has put on considerable weight and continues to show more and more depth and complexity, the dark plum/ruby colored 1996 Pape Clement has a gorgeous nose of barbe..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  7. 1998 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1998 Pape Clement
    95
    WS
    An amazing nose of sweet tobacco, orange peel, cigar box and exotic fruit. Lots of tar too. Full-bodied, with exotic and spicy flavors that are slightly decadent and funky, but wil..." Learn More
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    As low as $205.00
  8. 1999 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1999 Pape Clement
    92
    W&S
    No written review provided | 92 W&SThe stunning1999 Pape Clement is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot. The wine is performing better from bottle than it did from cas..." Learn More
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    As low as $170.00
  9. 2000 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2000 Pape Clement
    96
    RP
    This wine stands out as a sensational effort just a few years away from full maturity. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine displays loads of scorched earth and..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  10. 2001 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2001 Pape Clement
    95
    RP
    A brilliant dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of camphor, graphite, plums, cassis, and barbecue spices. A prodigious, multilayered, medium-bodied effort..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  11. 2002 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2002 Pape Clement
    93
    RP
    An undeniable success as well as a candidate for the Graves of the vintage in 2002, the 2002 Pape Clement boasts a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of smoke, hot bricks,..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  12. 2005 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2005 Pape Clement
    99
    RP
    Owned by Bernard Magrez, this great terroir a few miles from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion has produced one of the superstars of the vintage. A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% C..." Learn More
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    As low as $265.00
  13. 2009 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2009 Pape Clement
    99
    RP
    Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pape Clement struts flamboyantly out of the glass, featuring beautifully opulent preserved black fruits, Morello cherries and Chinese five s..." Learn More
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    5L
    As low as $245.00
  14. 2010 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2010 Pape Clement
    100
    RP
    I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a “plus” there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating i..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  15. 2016 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2016 Pape Clement
    98
    JS
    Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive an..." Learn More
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    As low as $150.00
  16. 2018 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    2018 Pape Clement
    99
    JD
    Coming from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Pape Clement from Bernard Magrez is a gorgeous ..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  17. 2018 pape clement blanc Bordeaux White
    2018 Pape Clement Blanc
    98
    JS
    Beautiful aromas of lime curd, dried pear, grilled white peach and flint on the nose. So exotic on the nose. Some cream and honey, too. It’s medium-bodied with bright, tangy ..." Learn More
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    As low as $180.00
  18. 2019 pape clement blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Pape Clement Blanc
    97
    JS
    Aromas of green apple, lime, kumquat, fresh thyme, flint, stone and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a saline, mineral and zesty palate. Vibrant and in..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
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