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. 1988 pavie Bordeaux Red
    1988 Pavie
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    As low as $330.00
  2. 1996 pavie macquin Bordeaux Red
    1996 Pavie Macquin
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    As low as $145.00
  3. 1998 pavie Bordeaux Red
    1998 Pavie
    97
    RP
    The 1998 Pavie is deep garnet-brick in color. So much fruit comes charging out of the gate here: profound crème de cassis, baked blackberries and blackberry preserves with n..." Learn More
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    As low as $445.00
  4. 1998 pavie macquin Bordeaux Red
    1998 Pavie Macquin
    97
    RP
    Pale to medium garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Pavie Macquin simply sings with incredibly pure, spritely notes of blueberry preserves, blackberry pie and black cherry compote, reve..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  5. 1999 pavie Bordeaux Red
    1999 Pavie
    93
    JS
    An earthy red with dried meat and ripe fruit. Full body and smoky character with mushroom and smoked-tea undertones. Chewy finish still. Drink now.James Suckling | 93 JSThis wine h..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $319.00
  6. 1999 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    1999 Pavie Decesse
    93
    RP
    This is a strikingly delineated St.-Emilion with an opaque ruby/purple color, and aromas of black currants, blackberries, and wet steel/liquified minerals. The layered, rich, inten..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $135.00
  7. 2000 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2000 Pavie
    100
    JD
    Just a powerhouse of a wine that does everything right, the 2000 Château Pavie is drinking incredibly well today, offering huge blackcurrant and chocolatey darker berry fruit..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $790.00
  8. 2000 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    2000 Pavie Decesse
    96
    RP
    Gerard Perse’s 2000 Pavie Decesse, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard situated above Pavie, on the steep limestone hillsides outside the walled town..." Learn More
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    As low as $225.00
  9. 2000 pavie macquin Bordeaux Red
    2000 Pavie Macquin
    95+
    RP
    A beautiful crushed rock/liqueur of minerality characterizes this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. Tannic, with lots of pure black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with a n..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  10. 2003 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2003 Pavie
    97
    JS
    This controversial wine is fresh and bright still, unlike many of the overrated 2003s. Full-bodied, tight and polished with beautiful intensity and verve. Blackberry and sweet toba..." Learn More
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    As low as $500.00
  11. 2003 pavie macquin Bordeaux Red
    2003 Pavie Macquin
    94
    RP
    From a cool terroir on clay and limestone soils (the perfect scenario for producing great wine in 2003), the 2003 Pavie Macquin is composed of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2%..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  12. 2004 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2004 Pavie
    96
    W&S
    A conspicuously modern wine, Pavie with its hyper-ripe fruit and substantial new oak treatment stands out as an offense to some, a glorious pleasure to others. In the case of the 2..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $359.00
  13. 2005 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2005 Pavie
    100
    JD
    Even more flamboyant and sexy than the 2000, the 2005 Pavie has everything you could ever want from a wine. Deep, inky purple-colored, an awesome perfume of cassis, blackberries, t..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,015.00
  14. 2005 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    2005 Pavie Decesse
    96
    WS
    Displays stunning aromas of crushed blackberry, strawberry and raspberry, with hints of sandalwood. Full-bodied, with focused flavors of fruit, toasty oak, vanilla bean and cedar. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  15. 2005 pavie macquin Bordeaux Red
    2005 Pavie Macquin
    98
    JD
    A blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, from a cool limestone terroir on the plateau, the 2005 Château Pavie Macquin is extraordinary juice, and..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  16. 2009 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2009 Pavie
    100
    JD
    Similar in style to the blockbuster 2005, the 2009 Pavie is another magical, legendary wine from the Perse family that tops out on my scale. Made from 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Fran..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $480.00
  17. 2010 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2010 Pavie
    100
    JD
    The 2010 Château Pavie is straight-up magical, and while it matches the 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2015, it has a style all its own. (It’s probably most similar to the 2005,..." Learn More
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    As low as $465.00
  18. 2012 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2012 Pavie
    98+
    JD
    Bottled under a black label to celebrate Pavie’s addition to the Grand Cru Classé “A” classification, the 2012 Chateau Pavie is a brilliant wine, and reade..." Learn More
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    As low as $410.00
  19. 2013 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2013 Pavie
    94
    JS
    Even though there is not a lot of fruit and body here, there is focus and precision. Medium body, fine and bright fruit and a long finish. Complex. Nuanced. Drink now or hold.James..." Learn More
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    As low as $600.00
  20. 2013 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    2013 Pavie Decesse
    93
    JS
    A pretty and aromatic Pavie-Decesse wtih roses, cedar, wood shavings and bright plums.Medium to full-bodied, firm and silky tannins and a bright finish. Finesse and balance. Better..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  21. 2014 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2014 Pavie
    97
    JS
    This is a magnificent Pavie with full body and polished and integrated tannins. Shows a level of precision and balance that is always unexpected. Long and harmonious. Hard now to d..." Learn More
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    As low as $415.00
  22. 2015 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    2015 Pavie Decesse
    99
    JD
    The 2015 Château Pavie Decesse is another blockbuster from the Perse team, and it’s not far off the straight Pavie release, although this cuvée always shows slig..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  23. 2016 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2016 Pavie
    100
    JS
    Spectacular aromas of crushed berries, such as blueberries and raspberries. Fresh flowers with hints of sandalwood. Exotic. Saturated palate of so much fruit, yet remains agile and..." Learn More
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    As low as $600.00
  24. 2018 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2018 Pavie
    100
    JD
    One of the wines of the vintage is the 2018 Château Pavie, and Gérard Perse continues to produce one of the greatest wines in the world, in just about every vintage. B..." Learn More
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    As low as $445.00
  25. 2018 pavie decesse Bordeaux Red
    2018 Pavie Decesse
    98+
    JD
    From an incredible terroir on the upper plateau, just above Pavie, the 2018 Château Pavie Decesse is a normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in mostly ..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
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