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 smith haut lafitte Bordeaux Red
    1996 Smith Haut Lafitte
    90
    RP
    The 1996 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. With a dark ruby/purple color, it displays a beautiful presentation of blackberry and cassis fruit nicely dose..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  2. 2009 smith haut laffite Bordeaux Red
    2009 Smith Haut Laffite
    100
    RP
    The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,749.00
  3. 2009 smith haut lafitte Bordeaux Red
    2009 Smith Haut Lafitte
    100
    JD
    I think the greatest Smith Haut Lafitte to date (possibly matched by the 2018), the 2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte tastes like it did on release, offering a smorgasbord of G..." Learn More
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    As low as $305.00
  4. 2015 le petit haut lafitte Bordeaux Red
    2015 Le Petit Haut Lafitte
    94
    JS
    Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Some hot stones. Full-bodied, dense and chewy yet polished and juicy. Shows pretty length and density. Very clea..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $50.00
  5. 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte
    2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte
    94
    AG
    The 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte is a fabulous second wine from Smith Haut Lafitte. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves give the Petit Haut Lafitte..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $50.00
  6. 2016 smith haut lafitte Bordeaux Red
    2016 Smith Haut Lafitte
    98
    AG
    The 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte is flat out stunning. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous energy and tension to play off the wine's dark, rich fruit. I am not sure..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  7. 2017 smith haut lafitte blanc Bordeaux White
    2017 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
    97+
    RP
    The 2017 Blanc prances out of the glass with pretty, cheerful scents of fresh green apples, lemongrass, lime leaves and white peaches plus spicy touches of fresh ginger, coriander ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $165.00
  8. 2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte
    2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte
    97
    WS
    Ripe and seductive, with a caressing wave of cassis, plum puree and blackberry compote flavors that hold sway throughout, but not without support from enticing savory, licorice, wa..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  9. 2018 le petit haut lafitte blanc Bordeaux White
    2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc
    93
    JD
    The 2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc is a blend of 80% Sauvignon and 20% Sémillon brought up in 50% new French oak. It's a little gem of a Bordeaux Blanc offering lots of ri..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  10. 2018 smith haut lafitte Bordeaux Red
    2018 Smith Haut Lafitte
    99
    JD
    The 2018 Château Smith Haut Lafitte is based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 60% new Fr..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
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