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. 1982 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    1982 Vieux Chateau Certan
    96+
    JG
    (Vieux Château Certan) The 1982 Vieux Château Certan is an absolute classic and one of the finest vintages produced at this estate since its golden era in the late 1940..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $530.00
  2. 1990 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    1990 Vieux Chateau Certan
    94
    RP
    This was a very strong vintage for Vieux Chateau Certan. The 1990 reveals a deep garnet color to the rim along with a sweet bouquet of charcoal, licorice, roasted herbs, forest flo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $415.00
  3. 2000 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2000 Vieux Chateau Certan
    97
    WS
    This shows some noticeable maturity at first, with black tea and mulling spice notes out front, but there's a lovely spine of briary tannins and finely beaded acidity that pulls th..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $435.00
  4. 2001 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2001 Vieux Chateau Certan
    100
    DEC
    2001 was a vintage that very much suited Pomerol, and the Merlot here takes precedence over the Cabernet Franc, expanding sideways, juicy and smiling. This is a show stopper of a w..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  5. 2003 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2003 Vieux Chateau Certan
    90
    RP
    Only 850 cases were made in 2003, the lowest production ever at this estate. The blend was 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot (the Merlot was baked in the heat of June, July and Aug..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $265.00
  6. 2007 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2007 Vieux Chateau Certan
    91
    RP-NM
    Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Year On tasting, the 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan offers enticing aromas of black fruit, melted tar, mint, rooibos tea and undergrowth—comple..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
  7. 2009 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2009 Vieux Chateau Certan
    100
    JS
    This is a wine that had extreme intensity of electrifying tannins and acidity, with supercharged fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and lively. It touches every taste bud on your palate..." Learn More
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    As low as $450.00
  8. 2010 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2010 Vieux Chateau Certan
    100
    JS
    A perfect wine with perfect purity of fruit. It shows gorgeous aromas of blackberries, currants and cedar with hints of chocolate. Full body, with a lovely sweetness of fruit and r..." Learn More
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    As low as $485.00
  9. 2015 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2015 Vieux Chateau Certan
    100
    AG
    The 2015 Vieux Château Certan is every bit as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich, sumptuous and explosive in the glass, the 2015 is pure class. The flavors a..." Learn More
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    As low as $425.00
  10. 2018 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    2018 Vieux Chateau Certan
    99+
    RP
    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garne..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $1,369.00
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