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. 1989 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1989 Ausone
    94+
    JG
    (Château Ausone) Château Ausone in the 1989 vintage is a bit of a stylistic outlier for this great property, as the conditions on the Right Bank in 1989 crafted a very ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $670.00
  2. 1989 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1989 Beychevelle
    93
    JG
    (Château Beychevelle) In contrast to the warm vintage character of the 1990 Beychevelle, the 1989 delivers absolutely classic aromatic and flavor profiles and is a top vintag..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  3. 1989 canon la gaffeliere Bordeaux Red
    1989 Canon la Gaffeliere
    92
    DEC
    Elegant, finely boned yet still luscious, this has sweet strawberry and raspberry notes with touches of truffle. It seems at its peak, really enjoyable to drink now but it is not o..." Learn More
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    As low as $170.00
  4. 1989 chapoutier hermitage le pavillon Hermitage
    1989 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon
    100
    RP
    The 1989 Le Pavilion is a prodigious wine. Made from yields of 14 hectoliters per hectare, this parcel of old vines (averaging 70-80 years of age) has produced an opaque black/purp..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $730.00
  5. 1989 climens Dessert White
    1989 Climens
    94
    VM
    The 1989 Climens retains its glorious bouquet of copious scents of dried honey, saffron, barley sugar and gingerbread - so vibrant and engaging. This feels as if it has more vim an..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $125.00
  6. 1989 clinet Bordeaux Red
    1989 Clinet
    100
    JS
    This wine has such balance and harmony. I remember when it was young and how the new wood and intense fruit came out, but they have finally come together in such a beautiful way. I..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,299.00
  7. 1989 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1989 Cos D'Estournel
    94
    JS
    A wonderful depth of fruit with very firm and dense tannins. It has so much character of olives, spices, and berries. It's the wine’s freshness and intensity that won me over..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $305.00
  8. 1989 de fieuzal Bordeaux Red
    1989 De Fieuzal
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  9. 1989 domaine de chevalier Bordeaux Red
    1989 Domaine de Chevalier
    94
    WS
    Delivers a lovely, fresh nose of dark fruits, smoky nuts and flowers, as well as some iodine and shell. Full-bodied, with fine tannin structure and a clean, fruity finish that offe..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  10. 1989 duhart milon Bordeaux Red
    1989 Duhart Milon
    90
    WS
    Offers leather and earth on the nose, subtle and perfumed. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Fresh and rich, with a clean finish of chocolate and fruit. Not..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  11. 1989 figeac Bordeaux Red
    1989 Figeac
    97
    JS
    Exquisite old wine with sweet tobacco leaf, gorgeous fruit and hints of iodine and oyster shell. Full-bodied, yet so polished and refined. The tannins melt into the wine. So lovely..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $365.00
  12. 1989 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1989 Haut Brion
    100
    JG
    (Château Haut-Brion) It had been more than a decade since I last tasted a bottle of the 1989 Haut-Brion (having absolutely zero interest in opening any bottles out of my cell..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $3,450.00
  13. 1989 Krug Collection
    1989 Krug Collection
    96
    JG
    (Krug Collection Brut) The 1989 Krug Collection is absolutely brilliant Champagne and one of the best bottles of wine I have had the pleasure to taste this year. The totally &agrav..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,770.00
  14. 1989 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1989 La Mission Haut Brion
    100
    RP
    Both La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion hit home runs in this vintage, which did not produce as many profound wines as the Bordeaux publicity machine suggested. 1989, the 200th a..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,785.00
  15. 1989 lafleur Bordeaux Red
    1989 Lafleur
    99
    JS
    I am almost always in awe of Lafleur and this is one of the best. This is so subtle at first, but then the enchanting aromas of olive leaves, ivy, licorice, tar and treacle wash ov..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,169.00
  16. 1989 latour Bordeaux Red
    1989 Latour
    95
    JG
    (Château Latour) The 1989 vintage of Château Latour was not considered a great year for this superb property, which was purported to have started a mini-slump after the..." Learn More
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    As low as $849.00
  17. 1989 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1989 Leoville Las Cases
    98
    DEC
    1989 was an early year, with flowering three weeks ahead of usual. Now at 30 years old, a floral aspect curls out of the glass, with touches of roses and peonies, followed on the p..." Learn More
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    As low as $389.00
  18. 1989 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1989 Lynch Bages
    99+
    RP
    The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins, but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990, 2000, and down the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
  19. 1989 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1989 Margaux
    97
    WS
    This is about as alluring as it gets aromatically, with singed alder, juniper, bay and charcoal notes out front, hinting at power but turning beguiling as they flow into the core o..." Learn More
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    As low as $830.00
  20. 1989 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1989 Montrose
    99
    JS
    This was yet another wine I drunk with wine collector friends in Bangkok – the city is truly buzzing when it comes to wine and when you know where to look! On the nose, there..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  21. 1989 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1989 Palmer
    97
    VM
    The 1989 Palmer has vied with the 1983 as the highlight of the decade, so it is fascinating to revisit it at 30 years old. It has a wonderful bouquet of degraded red berry fruit, s..." Learn More
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    As low as $805.00
  22. 1989 pichon baron Bordeaux Red
    1989 Pichon Baron
    95
    JG
    (Château Pichon-Baron) The 1989 vintage remains the single greatest wine I have ever tasted from Château Pichon-Baron, and this most recent bottle was flat out spectacu..." Learn More
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    As low as $490.00
  23. 1989 pichon lalande Bordeaux Red
    1989 Pichon Lalande
    96
    AG
    The second part of this tasting kicks off with the 1989 Pichon Lalande. Off the charts aromatic intensity, silky tannins and exceptional finesse give the 1989 much of its considera..." Learn More
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    As low as $340.00
  24. 1989 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1989 Troplong Mondot
    95+
    RP
    A very youthful wine that probably will never hit the heights of the 1990 (but how many wines do?), this dense ruby/purple-colored wine has a very pure nose of roasted espresso, bl..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
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