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. 1983 ramonet montrachet Burgundy White
    1983 Ramonet Montrachet
    97
    AG
    Ramonet’s 1983 Montrachet is simply off the charts. Orange peel, almond, graphite, smoke and a hint of petrol wrap around the palate as this dazzling Burgundy shows off its c..." Learn More
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    As low as $8,785.00
  2. 2001 coche dury corton charlemagne Burgundy White
    2001 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne
    97
    VM
    I was blown away by the power, verve and soil-driven complexity of Coche-Dury's 2001 Corton-Charlemagne. Full yellow in color, it’s approaching maturity but shows every sign ..." Learn More
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    As low as $9,995.00
  3. 2002 coche dury meursault Burgundy White
    2002 Coche Dury Meursault
    93
    AG
    Coche’s 2002 Meursault is in a gorgeous place right now. Gently softened by the passage of time, the 2002 remains quite vivid and fresh, especially for a village Meursault ap..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,905.00
  4. 2004 coche dury meursault Burgundy White
    2004 Coche Dury Meursault
    92
    RP
    Delivering aromas of crisp orchard fruit, buttered toast, citrus oil, hazelnuts and smoke, Coche's 2004 Meursault Village is a medium-bodied, fine-boned wine, with terrific concent..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,750.00
  5. 2005 francois raveneau chablis les clos Burgundy White
    2005 Francois Raveneau Chablis Les Clos
    95+
    VM
    Pale yellow. Ineffable nose combines fresh pineapple, grapefruit, crushed stone and menthol. Pure, taut, extremely backward wine that's like sucking on a mouthful of rocks today. L..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,395.00
  6. 2005 louis jadot batard montrachet Burgundy White
    2005 Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet
    96
    WS
    This has plenty of power. Starts out with a swagger, introducing the apricot, pineapple and toast flavors, then picks up again on the finish, where the bracing structure emerges, d..." Learn More
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    As low as $560.00
  7. 2009 coche dury meursault Burgundy White
    2009 Coche Dury Meursault
    92
    AG
    The 2009 Meursault is similarly rich and tropical, but also comes across as quite young next to the 2002, which is an ever-present reminder of how these wines can age. Although the..." Learn More
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  8. 2010 domaine roulot meursault les tessons clos de mon plaisir Burgundy White
    2010 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
    93+
    JG
    The 2010 Tessons was one of the earlier wines to finish its malolactic fermentation in this vintage, having completed it in the middle of July. The wine was really showing beautifu..." Learn More
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    As low as $799.00
  9. 2010 domaine roulot meursault les vireuils Burgundy White
    2010 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
    94
    RP-NM
    The Meursault les Vireuils ’10 possesses a show-stopping bouquet that is more reminiscent of say, a Puligny Cailleret, its rich precocious fruit not obfuscating its granitic ..." Learn More
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    As low as $699.00
  10. 2010 domaine roulot meursault luchets Burgundy White
    2010 Domaine Roulot Meursault Luchets
    93+
    JG
    The 2010 Roulot Luchets is stellar. The deep, pure and very striking bouquet delivers a perfectly ripe and complex mélange of apple, orange, very complex minerality, musky f..." Learn More
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    As low as $699.00
  11. 2013 louis jadot montrachet Burgundy White
    2013 Louis Jadot Montrachet
    94+
    VM
    (13.3% alcohol; picked late): Pale straw-yellow. Aromas of clove, iodine and white flowers are lifted by a note of lemon oil. Hugely concentrated, dense and utterly backward; not s..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,795.00
  12. 2013 marcassin chardonnay marcassin vineyard California White
    2013 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard
    100
    JD
    While the Pinot Noir lags behind its 2012 counterpart, the same can’t be said about the 2013 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard. Utter perfection in wine, this awesome beauty boas..." Learn More
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  13. 2014 chanin chardonnay los alamos vineyard California White
    2014 Chanin Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard
    94
    AG
    The 2014 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard is rich, flavorful and deeply expressive. Orchard fruit, mint, sweet spices and butter notes meld together in a creamy, beautifully layered ..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  14. 2015 Coche Dury Meursault Caillerets
    2015 Coche Dury Meursault Caillerets
    93
    VM
    (25% new oak): Sexy scents of orange oil and spicy oak, plus a floral touch that struck me as more Puligny than Meursault. Dense and silky but also precise and penetrating; more a ..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,810.00
  15. 2016 Aubert Chardonnay CIX
    2016 Aubert Chardonnay CIX
    98
    JD
    From an estate vineyard located just beside the Lauren vineyard, in the Sonoma Coast AVA that was planted in 2008, the 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate (which translates to 109 in Roman ..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  16. 2016 coche dury meursault perrieres Burgundy White
    2016 Coche Dury Meursault Perrieres
    97
    RP
    The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières is the most distinctive wine in the range, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, crushed chalk, tart green apple, dried white ..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,155.00
  17. 2016 domaine de baronarques (rothschild) blanc France (Other)
    2016 Domaine de Baronarques (Rothschild) Blanc
    94
    JS
    A layered, fruity chardonnay with creamy, polished tannins, showing beautiful ripe-apple and lemon undertones, as well as hints of toasted oak and vanilla. It’s full-bodied w..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  18. 2016 domaine francois lumpp givry crausot blanc Burgundy White
    2016 Domaine Francois Lumpp Givry Crausot Blanc
    91
    RP
    Lumpp opines that the stony, southeast-facing slopes of this lieu-dit represent Givry's best terroir for white wine, and his 2016 Givry 1er Cru Crausot is certainly impressive, rev..." Learn More
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    As low as $47.99
  19. 2016 domaine jean chartron santenay champs perrier Burgundy White
    2016 Domaine Jean Chartron Santenay Champs Perrier
    90-91
    JG
    (Santenay “Champs Perrier”- Domaine Jean Chartron) The 2016 Santenay “Champs Perrier” has turned out beautifully from Domaine Chartron and this will be a fi..." Learn More
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    As low as $34.99
  20. 2016 Maison Champy Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
    2016 Maison Champy Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
    92
    BH
    A well-layered nose blends notes of citrus, mineral reduction, Granny Smith apples and a touch of wood toast. There is both excellent minerality and punch to the moderately concent..." Learn More
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    As low as $169.00
  21. 2016 peter michael chardonnay belle cote sonoma California White
    2016 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote Sonoma
    98
    JS
    Very smoky with lightly toasted oak, cooked apples, pears and green melon. Full-bodied and very deep and layered on the palate. Gorgeous texture and depth here. Delicious finish wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $169.00
  22. 2016 xavier monnot meursault les charmes Burgundy White
    2016 Xavier Monnot Meursault Les Charmes
    93
    WS
    This white is saturated with peach, lemon curd, lime blossom, honey and light spice flavors. The plush texture gives this immediate appeal, but there is a firm structure underneath..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.99
  23. 2017 Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
    2017 Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
    92-94
    AG
    Tasted from tank just prior to bottling, the 2017 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru shows why this vintage is so compelling. Apricot, peach and tropical fruit give the 2017 a decidedly exot..." Learn More
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    As low as $35.99
  24. 2017 dauvissat chablis Burgundy White
    2017 Dauvissat Chablis
    92
    RP
    The 2017 Chablis is simply superb and about as fine an example of the appellation as it's possible to find. Offering up aromas of white currants, citrus oil, spring flowers and oys..." Learn More
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    As low as $119.00
  25. 2017 domaine de la bongran vire clesse e.j. thevenet Burgundy White
    2017 Domaine de la Bongran Vire Clesse E.J. Thevenet
    92-94
    VM
    The 2017 Viré-Clessé, which will be bottled at the beginning of 2022, has a killer nose with an almost Germanic feel, intense nectarine, melon and damp earthy scents ..." Learn More
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    As low as $41.99
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