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. 2016 joh. jos. prum graacher himmelreich riesling spatlese German White
    2016 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
    95
    RP
    The 2016 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese (AP 08 17) is discreet and smoky on the deep, well-defined nose. Juicy-piquant and salty on the well-structured and refreshingly mineral..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.95
  2. 2016 Trimbach Riesling 390eme Anniversaire
    2016 Trimbach Riesling 390eme Anniversaire
    95
    WE
    Notes of petrol and pear are focused and intense on the nose. The palate is bright and lemony, with a silky smoothness. A long, puckery finish leaves a tingly sensation, as well as..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.99
  3. 2017 Trimbach Riesling Clos St. Hune
    2017 Trimbach Riesling Clos St. Hune
    97
    WE
    Juicy, fresh white peach on the nose of this wine is framed by lemon. Zesty headiness presses pleasure buttons in the brain with ethereal lift. The palate echoes that zesty, juicy ..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  4. 2017 trimbach riesling selection de vielles vignes Alsace White
    2017 Trimbach Riesling Selection de Vielles Vignes
    96
    WE
    Initial smoky notes of reduction make way for a pervasive, subtle but luminous lemon freshness on the nose of this wine. The palate shows exquisite concentration in lemon freshness..." Learn More
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    As low as $38.95
  5. 2018 muller-catoir riesling herrenletten vdp erste lage trocken Germany White
    2018 Muller-Catoir Riesling Herrenletten VDP Erste Lage Trocken
    95
    JS
    Fresh but fully ripe mangoes, apricot pie, Danish pasties, and then a touch of some subtle spices, such as cinnamon and turmeric. Very layered and full-bodied, but transparent and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $27.99
  6. 2018 pierre sparr schoenbourg riesling Alsace White
    2018 Pierre Sparr Schoenbourg Riesling
    93
    WE
    Both subtlety and ripe richness are conveyed with the mellow apple, hayflower and lemon aromas of this wine. The palate comes in with 2018's mellow ripeness but presents a bundled,..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  7. 2019 hillick & hobbs estate vineyard dry riesling Finger Lakes/NY
    2019 Hillick & Hobbs Estate Vineyard Dry Riesling
    94
    JS
    Such an expressive nose of white peaches, nectarines, mandarin oranges, white flowers and vanilla. Grows with each swirl of the glass. Intensely mineral and racy palate that feels ..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  8. 2019 markus molitor bernkasteler badstube riesling spatlese (green capsule) Riesling
    2019 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese (Green Capsule)
    94
    RP
    The 2019 Bernkasteler Badstube Spätlese (Green Capsule) is another fascinating bright and floral, slate-driven Riesling. Lush and round, with vibrantly fresh and filigreed min..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  9. 2019 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese ** (White Capsule)
    2019 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese ** (White Capsule)
    95+
    RP
    The lime-green-golden 2019 Bernkasteler Lay Auslese ** (White Capsule) is deep, intense and concentrated yet elegant and still precise and flinty on the nose. The attack on the pal..." Learn More
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  10. 2019 markus molitor urziger wurzgarten riesling kabinett (white capsule) Riesling
    2019 Markus Molitor Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett (White Capsule)
    93
    RP
    The 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Kabinett (White Capsule) is highly refined and almost floral in its precisely slatey and flinty finesse that integrates very fine Riesling aro..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
  11. 2019 markus molitor urziger wurzgarten riesling spatlese (white capsule) Riesling
    2019 Markus Molitor Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese (White Capsule)
    93+
    RP
    The 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese (White Capsule) already shows on the nose its perfect ripeness and elegant richness in a highly refined and enormously flinty, e..." Learn More
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    As low as $27.99
  12. 2019 markus molitor wehlener sonnenuhr riesling spatlese (gold capsule) Riesling
    2019 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Gold Capsule)
    95
    RP
    The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (Golden Capsule) is highly refined and delicate on the lovely crunchy and slatey bouquet that exhibits flinty notes and this fascinating a..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  13. 2019 rippon mature vine riesling New Zealand White
    2019 Rippon Mature Vine Riesling
    95
    JS
    Bracing minerals, sliced pears and apples, wet stones and a gently floral edge here. So pure and fresh. The palate has a succulent, powerfully aligned drive of fresh apple and pear..." Learn More
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    As low as $33.95
  14. 2019 selbach oster zeltinger sonnenuhr riesling spatlese feinherb ur alte reben German White
    2019 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese Feinherb Ur alte Reben
    95
    RP
    Bottled in early September, the 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb "Ur-alte Reben" is very fine and subtle on the deep, intense and aromatic but pur..." Learn More
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    As low as $36.99
  15. 2019 trimbach riesling Alsace White
    2019 Trimbach Riesling
    92
    JS
    Bring on the oysters! This is so fresh and bright with plenty of apple, pear and citrus to balance the crisp acidity and the minerality that adds so much interest to the finish. Dr..." Learn More
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    As low as $11.99
  16. 2020 bests great western riesling Australia White
    2020 Best's Great Western Riesling
    96
    JS
    Such expressive and fragrant aromas of fresh lemons, sliced pears and apples, as well as wet stones. Lots to like here. The palate has a very intense, mouthwatering core of citrus ..." Learn More
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    As low as $19.95
  17. 2020 schloss johannisberg grunlack riesling spatlese German White
    2020 Schloss Johannisberg Grunlack Riesling Spatlese
    99
    JS
    Very cool and reserved at the front, but this is an enormously deep and complex wine that has staggering mineral intensity. The lime and oolong-tea freshness effortlessly swallows ..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.99
  18. 2020 trimbach riesling France White
    2020 Trimbach Riesling
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  19. 2020 weingut clemens busch marienburg riesling grosses gewachs German White
    2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    95+
    RP
    From an extremely effortful vintage, Busch’s 2020 Marienburg GG is pure, very intense and mineral on the simply spectacular deep, precise and terroir-driven nose. I had this ..." Learn More
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