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 $8,315.00
  2. 1996 drc montrachet Burgundy White
    1996 DRC Montrachet
    99
    VM
    One of the many highlights of the evening, the 1996 Montrachet is simply magical. Dazzling in its purity and intensity, the 1996 is endowed with crystalline energy and tension, not..." Learn More
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    As low as $12,605.00
  3. 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 $9,460.00
  4. 2003 drc montrachet Burgundy White
    2003 DRC Montrachet
    97
    RP
    Sumptuous aromas of spices, yellow plums and buttery toast are found in the nose of the medium to full-bodied 2003 Montrachet. A dense, layered, ample wine of awesome power, it is ..." Learn More
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    As low as $13,610.00
  5. 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 $530.00
  6. 2006 Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Extra Brut Millesime Champagne
    2006 Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Extra Brut Millesime Champagne
    95
    WE
    From grand cru Chardonnay vineyards, this beautifully mature wine is ready to drink. Still with its mineral edge, the Champagne is textured. But it is the ripeness, the brioche fla..." Learn More
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  7. 2009 Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs
    2009 Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs
    97
    AG
    The 2009 Dom Ruinart has been absolutely fabulous on two separate occasions. Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis turned out a brilliant edition of this tête d..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  8. 2011 aubert ritchie vineyard chardonnay California White
    2011 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
    96
    AG
    The 2011 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is utterly magnificent. I especially like the way the 2011 is at once unbelievably rich, but not at all heavy. Yellow stone fruit, light floral..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  9. 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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  10. 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 $5,020.00
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 2016 rhys vineyards alesia chardonnay anderson valley California White
    2016 Rhys Vineyards Alesia Chardonnay Anderson Valley
    93
    JD
    The 2016 Chardonnay Anderson Valley from the team at Rhys knocks it out of the park, and I suspect it’s a screaming value. White peach, apple blossom, spice, and some white f..." Learn More
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  15. 2016 sixto (charles smith) chardonnay moxee Washington White
    2016 Sixto (Charles Smith) Chardonnay Moxee
    94
    JD
    The 2016 Chardonnay Moxee comes from more limestone soils and 50-year-old vines planted on the northeastern edge of the Yakima Valley. It’s classic Chardonnay offering beauti..." Learn More
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    As low as $28.99
  16. 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
  17. 2017 Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Chardonnay
    2017 Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Chardonnay
    97
    RP
    The 2017 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons explodes from the glass with bombastic lime cordial, pink grapefruit and rhubarb pie scents with suggestions of fresh ginger, green mango ..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  18. 2017 caves jean et sebastien dauvissat chablis premier cru vaillons Burgundy White
    2017 Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
    92-94
    VM
    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
  19. 2017 Chateau de Meursault Les Charmes Dessus
    2017 Chateau de Meursault Les Charmes Dessus
    97
    DEC
    Generosity is intrinsic to the promise of Meursault, but the village's best wines always manage to express this with subtlety, freshness and an overall sappiness and vitality which..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.99
  20. 2017 Domaine de la Bongran Vire Clesse E.J. Thevenet
    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
  21. 2017 domaine guillot-broux macon cruzille clos de la mollepierre Burgundy White
    2017 Domaine Guillot-Broux Macon Cruzille Clos de la Mollepierre
    92+
    RP
    Opening in the glass with hints of honeycomb, toasted nuts, fresh pears and wet stones, the 2017 Mâcon-Cruzille Clos de la Mollepierre is medium to full-bodied, enveloping bu..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.95
  22. 2017 domaine servin chablis grand cru les preuses Burgundy White
    2017 Domaine Servin Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
    95
    DEC
    François Servin calls Les Preuses 'the gifted child' - a reference to its brilliant singularity. Made from a 63-year-old parcel of vines, this lightly wooded grand cru is be..." Learn More
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  23. 2017 jacques charlet pouilly-fuisse les vieux murs vieilles vigne Burgundy White
    2017 Jacques Charlet Pouilly-Fuisse Les Vieux Murs Vieilles Vigne
    93
    JG
    (Pouilly-Fuissé “les Vieux Murs” Vieilles Vignes- Domaine Jacques Charlet) The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé “les Vieux Murs” Vieilles Vignes from Domai..." Learn More
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    As low as $27.99
  24. 2017 Joseph Drouhin Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu
    2017 Joseph Drouhin Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu
    92
    JS
    Beautiful aromas of wet stones and limes, as well as grapefruit. The palate has a very succulent and attractive feel with lithe and linear acidity as a feature. Drink or hold.James..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  25. 2017 julien brocard chablis 1er cru cote de lechet Burgundy White
    2017 Julien Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet
    93
    JS
    Some glossy aromas with notes of creme brulée and ripe peaches, leading to a very succulent, fleshy and richly fruited palate that has lime and peach flavors in equal measur..." Learn More
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