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. 1994 fonterutoli siepi Italy (Other)
    1994 Fonterutoli Siepi
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $105.00
  2. 1995 castello dama vigna lapparita Italy (Other)
    1995 Castello D'Ama Vigna L'Apparita
    92
    WS
    Wonderful floral, berry and cocoa aromas. Full-bodied, with fine, polished tannins and a long finish with dark chocolate and berry on the aftertaste. A sleek, racy Merlot from a re..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  3. 1997 tommaso bussola amarone vigneto alto Italy (Other)
    1997 Tommaso Bussola Amarone Vigneto Alto
    96
    RP
    The prodigious 1997 Amarone Vigneto Alto TB is reminiscent of Henri Bonneau's 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins. The lofty 16% alcohol is barely noticeable. Yields wer..." Learn More
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    As low as $279.00
  4. 1998 imparato montevetrano Italy (Other)
    1998 Imparato Montevetrano
    92
    AG
    The 1998 is another excellent vintage for drinking today. Although this isn't the most complex Montevetrano I am struck by how primary the wine is. The 1998 is open in its dark fru..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  5. 1998 lamborghini campoleone rosso Italy (Other)
    1998 Lamborghini Campoleone Rosso
    91
    RP
    The 1998 Campoleone, is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Sangiovese. Just under 1,000 cases were produced. It is an impressive, exceptional effort. An opaque ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $84.95
  6. 1998 radikon merlot Italy (Other)
    1998 Radikon Merlot
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $215.00
  7. 1999 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    1999 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    98
    JS
    This is full throttle style with loads of black chocolate and dark fruits on the nose and the palate. Minerally, gun powder undertone. It's very full and powerful with super pretty..." Learn More
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    As low as $555.00
  8. 1999 Falesco Marciliano
    1999 Falesco Marciliano
    94
    RP
    The first vintage of Riccardo Cotarella's newest baby is the 1999 Marciliano. Aged 16 months in 100% new French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this 70% Cabernet Sauvignon..." Learn More
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    As low as $64.95
  9. 1999 falesco montiano Italy (Other)
    1999 Falesco Montiano
    95
    RP
    The profound, dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Montiano (2,500 cases of 100% Merlot aged in 100% new French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered) offers a smorgasbord of aromas, i..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  10. 1999 imparato montevetrano Italy (Other)
    1999 Imparato Montevetrano
    95
    AG
    The 1999 Montevetrano is a rock-star wine. Still remarkably fresh and vibrant, the 1999 bursts from the glass with layers of dark berries, grilled herbs, leather and tar. There is ..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  11. 2000 falesco montiano Italy (Other)
    2000 Falesco Montiano
    94
    RP
    Falesco's top offering is a 100% barrique-aged Merlot, the 2000 Montiano. While it may not equal the quality of the 1999 or 1997, it comes close. The 2000 boasts an opaque purple c..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  12. 2000 imparato montevetrano Italy (Other)
    2000 Imparato Montevetrano
    94
    RP
    A singular aromatic profile of blueberries, spice box, white flowers, and assorted fruits is followed by an opulent wine with extraordinary purity, medium to full body, and beautif..." Learn More
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    As low as $89.95
  13. 2000 Nozzole Il Pareto
    2000 Nozzole Il Pareto
    91
    RP
    The top wine of the estate has long been the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2000 Pareto is impressive for the vintage, a full ruby in color with ample and expansive aromas of black cu..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.95
  14. 2000 r. voerzio barbera ris pozzo dell annunciata Italy (Other)
    2000 R. Voerzio Barbera Ris Pozzo Dell Annunciata
    96
    AG
    A magnum of Roberto Voerzio’s 2000 Barbera d’Alba Pozzo, from David Stout’s cellar, was magnificent. Gloriously ripe and seamless, the wine showed extraordinary p..." Learn More
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    As low as $315.00
  15. 2000 Villa Cafaggio San Martino
    2000 Villa Cafaggio San Martino
    91
    WS
    Wild aromas of salt and pepper, with meat and fruit. Full-bodied and very rich, with amazing black pepper on the finish. I like this a lot. This could be a ringer for Syrah, but it..." Learn More
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    As low as $69.95
  16. 2001 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2001 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    97
    AG
    The 2001 Amarone is on another level entirely. It exudes notable warmth and ripeness, with profound layers of Venezuelan bitter chocolate, herbs, licorice, smoke, dark fruit and to..." Learn More
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    As low as $615.00
  17. 2001 falesco montiano Italy (Other)
    2001 Falesco Montiano
    93
    RP
    The 2001 Montiano, 100% Merlot, offers the luxuriously sweet and expansive nose which has always characterized the wine. Full of plum, raspberry, and dark chocolate scents, along w..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  18. 2001 feudi di san gregorio serpico Italy (Other)
    2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico
    94
    WS
    Bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and mineral character and hints of dried flowers; full-bodied, with spicy fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  19. 2001 r. voerzio barbera ris pozzo dell annunciata Italy (Other)
    2001 R. Voerzio Barbera Ris Pozzo Dell Annunciata
    94
    WS
    Fantastic aromas of blackberries and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Serious wine indeed, as always. In fact, this i..." Learn More
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    As low as $305.00
  20. 2002 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2002 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    95
    DEC
    Another tricky vintage affected by hail and rain during the growing season, but saved by a stretch of sunshine at the end of the summer. This wine is herbaceous but delightful, ver..." Learn More
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    As low as $825.00
  21. 2003 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2003 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    96
    WE
    Monte Lodoletta Amarone is an exercise in extraction. The wine is absolutely black. Aromas are concentrated and intense and the wine is equally enormous in the mouth thanks to the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  22. 2003 fattoria galardi terra di lavoro Italy (Other)
    2003 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro
    94
    AG
    Galardi did a fabulous job with the 2003 Terra di Lavoro in this torrid, challenging vintage. This is a dark, muscular Terra di Lavoro loaded with imposing dark fruit wrapped aroun..." Learn More
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    As low as $180.00
  23. 2003 imparato montevetrano Italy (Other)
    2003 Imparato Montevetrano
    94+
    VM
    Deep ruby-red color. Extremely elegant aromas of ripe red fruits, plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice and blond tobacco, with a strong mineral streak. Silky-sweet in the mouth, with b..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  24. 2003 sportoletti villa fidelia rosso Italy (Other)
    2003 Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso
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    As low as $39.95
  25. 2006 quintarelli alzero Italy (Other)
    2006 Quintarelli Alzero
    97
    AG
    The 2006 Alzero is wonderfully alive and vibrant in the glass, with beams of energy that run through its deep frame. Exotic and alluring, the 2006 simply has it all. There is plent..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,045.00
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