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 felsina fontalloro Super Tuscan/IGT
    1988 Felsina Fontalloro
    93
    WS
    A superbly structured wine, with impressive aromas and flavors of violets, berries and mint. Its full body and super tannins set up well for the concentrated, fruity finish. Try af..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  2. 1990 isole e olena cepparello Super Tuscan/IGT
    1990 Isole e Olena Cepparello
    94
    AG
    The 1990 Cepparello is in my opinion the first modern Cepparello. Even today the wine remains deep, layered and powerful. The racy, fleshy personality is pure 1990. A final burst o..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  3. 2008 tua rita redigaffi Super Tuscan/IGT
    2008 Tua Rita Redigaffi
    98
    JS
    This is a phenomenal wine with blackberries, black olives, orange, and spices on the nose and palate. It's full-bodied and super silky with a very long and rich finish, yet powerfu..." Learn More
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    As low as $505.00
  4. 2008 tua rita syrah Super Tuscan/IGT
    2008 Tua Rita Syrah
    97
    AG
    The 2008 Syrah is a big, expressive wine loaded with varietal character. Iron, minerals, bacon fat and blackberries are just some of the nuances that blossom in this striking wine...." Learn More
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    As low as $370.00
  5. 2009 tua rita redigaffi Super Tuscan/IGT
    2009 Tua Rita Redigaffi
    96
    JS
    This is rich and powerful, with loads of fruit, lots of licorice and spices. Full and very velvety . Wonderful richness and balance. What a finish. Sweet and long. Incredible. Pure..." Learn More
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    As low as $530.00
  6. 2012 tua rita redigaffi Super Tuscan/IGT
    2012 Tua Rita Redigaffi
    98
    JS
    Compelling aromas of chili pepper, nuts, beeswax and dark fruits with dried strawberries. Hints of black olives and meat. Full body with extremely thick, silky tannins and a long, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $220.00
  7. 2015 castello dei rampolla sammarco Super Tuscan/IGT
    2015 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco
    98
    JS
    I love the meatiness to this wine, but also the purity of fruit; think charcuterie, prosciutto, bay leaf, capsicum, blueberries, blackcurrants and crushed stones. You just can&rsqu..." Learn More
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    As low as $199.00
  8. 2015 felsina fontalloro Super Tuscan/IGT
    2015 Felsina Fontalloro
    97
    RP
    The 2015 Fontalloro is a landmark achievement. The bouquet strikes out with immediate complexity. It dangles aromas of black cherry, spice, tar, forest floor, wild rose and campfir..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.95
  9. 2015 masseto Super Tuscan/IGT
    2015 Masseto
    100
    RP
    The release of this wine comes at a very happy time for the Masseto brand. The stunning 2015 Masseto is hitting the market just as the final touches are being made to the new Masse..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,199.00
  10. 2015 ornellaia Super Tuscan/IGT
    2015 Ornellaia
    98
    AG
    The 2015 Ornellaia is a dream wine with magnificent balance. All the elements are in the right place. In most vintages, Ornellaia needs time to fully come together, but the 2015 is..." Learn More
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    As low as $259.00
  11. 2015 soldera toscana Super Tuscan/IGT
    2015 Soldera Toscana
    96
    AG
    Soldera’s 2015 Sangiovese is superb. The aromatics alone are pure seduction. Sweet floral notes, cedar, tobacco and a hint of spice open first. Deceptively medium in body, th..." Learn More
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    As low as $699.00
  12. 2016 gaja camarcanda bolgheri rosso camarcanda Super Tuscan/IGT
    2016 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Bolgheri Rosso Camarcanda
    97
    RP
    This is another beautiful creation from the Gaja family. The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Camarcanda (Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc) is infinitely smooth and finely textured down to the ver..." Learn More
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    As low as $429.00
  13. 2016 petrolo il torrione igt Super Tuscan/IGT
    2016 Petrolo Il Torrione IGT
    95
    JS
    Aromas of dried flowers, dried berries, cherries and hints of stones. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. An intense underlying energy of acidity and a lovely finish. 75% sangiovese,..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  14. 2016 tua rita giusto di notri Super Tuscan/IGT
    2016 Tua Rita Giusto Di Notri
    97
    JS
    This has a wonderful texture of beautiful, ultra-fine tannins, complex character of dark fruit, currants, hazelnuts and light chocolate. Goes on for minutes. Give it three or four ..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  15. 2016 tua rita redigaffi Super Tuscan/IGT
    2016 Tua Rita Redigaffi
    100
    DEC
    2016 was an exceptional vintage in Tuscany and, according to Stefano, the best in 20 years. The cool night temperatures allowed for beautifully precise aromatics and perfectly ripe..." Learn More
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    As low as $239.00
  16. 2017 antinori tignanello Super Tuscan/IGT
    2017 Antinori Tignanello
    97
    WE
    Aromas of cassis, menthol, blue flower and pipe tobacco shape the nose on this gorgeous red. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the delicious, elegantly ..." Learn More
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    As low as $389.00
  17. 2017 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna D'Alceo
    2017 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna D'Alceo
    100
    AG
    The 2017 D'Alceo possesses mind-blowing intensity and pedigree to burn. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2017 is magnificently impressive right out of the gate. Lavender, rose petal,..." Learn More
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    As low as $169.00
  18. 2017 masseto Super Tuscan/IGT
    2017 Masseto
    98
    JS
    The clarity of the ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and flowers in the nose is entrancing. Lavender, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that run long and straig..." Learn More
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    As low as $850.00
  19. 2018 bibi graetz testamatta Super Tuscan/IGT
    2018 Bibi Graetz Testamatta
    100
    DEC
    Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is ove..." Learn More
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    15L
    As low as $469.00
  20. 2018 ornellaia Super Tuscan/IGT
    2018 Ornellaia
    97
    AG
    The 2018 Ornellaia is an introvert at this stage. Medium in body, with terrific persistence and impeccable balance, the 2018 is not in any mood to show all its cards today. Hints o..." Learn More
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    As low as $249.00
  21. 2018 sassicaia Super Tuscan/IGT
    2018 Sassicaia
    98
    WE
    All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers. Made with 85%..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  22. 2018 tua rita lodano rosso toscana Super Tuscan/IGT
    2018 Tua Rita Lodano Rosso Toscana
    95
    JS
    Blackberry and spice character – white pepper to be precise. Full-bodied, layered and chewy with a dusty texture and a black-olive undertone. It’s rich and chewy. Drink..." Learn More
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    As low as $42.99
  23. 2019 bibi graetz testamatta Super Tuscan/IGT
    2019 Bibi Graetz Testamatta
    97
    JS
    Very attractive combination of dried fruit and spices with black cherries and plums. Aromas of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full-bodied and very refined, yet intense, with plush, v..." Learn More
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    3L
    6L
    As low as $89.99
  24. 2019 gaja camarcanda magari Super Tuscan/IGT
    2019 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari
    93
    JS
    This is a firm yet velvety-textured red with blackberry, sage, pine-needle and dried-flower aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a lovely mouth feel and a long..." Learn More
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    As low as $42.99
  25. 2019 Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi
    2019 Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi
    99
    AG
    The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $99.99
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