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. 1985 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    1985 Trotanoy
    95
    WS
    Could outdo the '86. Packed with fruit, massive, with ripe berry and chocolate flavors, good structure. A classic style.--Trotanoy vertical.Wine Spectator | 95 WS..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $365.00
  2. 1986 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    1986 Trotanoy
    93
    WS
    This wine has a long life ahead of it. There are chocolate aromas and rich, elegant fruit on the palate. It is well balanced with good backbone and a long finish.--Trotanoy vertica..." Learn More
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    As low as $300.00
  3. 1988 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    1988 Trotanoy
    93
    WS
    Aromas of coffee bean, dried flowers and blackberry follow through to a full body, with very sweet and ripe fruit. Long and flavorful, with dark chocolate, tobacco and plum. Comple..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  4. 2001 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2001 Trotanoy
    95+
    VM
    The 2001 Trotanoy is a vintage that I tasted regularly in its youth, but had not encountered for five years. It has a very appealing nose of loamy earth/mulch-infused tarry black f..." Learn More
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    As low as $365.00
  5. 2006 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2006 Trotanoy
    94
    WE
    93—95 Barrel sample. What a fine wine, elegant, structured, impressively balanced, full of spice, blackcurrants, vibrant acidity. A great year at Trotanoy.Wine Enthusiast | 9..." Learn More
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    As low as $525.00
  6. 2009 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2009 Trotanoy
    98
    WS
    This sports a dark, chewy side for now, with overt charcoal and roasted apple wood notes, along with plenty of smoldering tobacco flavors. The core is still a bit chunky as well, w..." Learn More
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    As low as $490.00
  7. 2010 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2010 Trotanoy
    98
    DEC
    Warm days and cold nights were the signature of 2010, similar in many ways to a typical Californian vintage. This is particularly good for giving concentration and complexity to th..." Learn More
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    As low as $335.00
  8. 2011 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2011 Trotanoy
    96
    JG
    The 2011 Trotanoy is one of the wines of the vintage and an absolute classic in the making. The deep, pure and utterly brilliant nose soars from the glass in a blaze of red and bla..." Learn More
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    As low as $435.00
  9. 2016 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2016 Trotanoy
    100
    DEC
    (Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Red) An amazing wine packed full of concentrated, well-measured brambly hedgerow fruits, slate and bitter chocolate. It has a complexity at its ce..." Learn More
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    As low as $400.00
  10. 2018 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2018 Trotanoy
    100
    JD
    Another heavenly Pomerol in the vintage, the 2018 Château Trotanoy checks in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in (I suspect) lots of new French oak (although i..." Learn More
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    As low as $450.00
  11. 2019 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2019 Trotanoy
    100
    JD
    Reminding me a little of the 1998, the 2019 Château Trotanoy is all Merlot sourced from a 7-hectare vineyard planted on dark clay and gravelly soils. A prodigious wine in eve..." Learn More
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    As low as $289.00
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