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. 2014 ausone Bordeaux Red
    2014 Ausone
    100
    JS
    Fabulous aromas of currants, rose petals, dried strawberries and hints of lemon rind. Wet earth and chalk. Full and dense and so compacted and squeezed. What a texture. Phenomenal...." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $630.00
  2. 2014 bollinger la grande annee Champagne Blend
    2014 Bollinger La Grande Annee
    98
    AG
    The 2014 La Grande Année is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting. What comes through most is the wine’s sizzling energy and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  3. 2014 cantemerle Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cantemerle
    94
    JS
    I like the floral character, which highlights the aromas of currants and berries. Full body and a firm and tight center palate. Silky tannins and a savory and creamy-textured finis..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  4. 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
  5. 2014 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cheval Blanc
    97
    WS
    This has dreamy aromas already, with notes of Lapsang souchong tea, smoldering cigar and cold charcoal wafting up from the core of dense yet supple currant, fig and blackberry pres..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $4,955.00
  6. 2014 clos de loratoire Bordeaux Red
    2014 Clos de L'Oratoire
    93
    JS
    This is already really delicious. The black-fruit aromas are really ripe, but there’s no hint of jammy stuff. Tastes simultaneously juicy and creamy, and the tannins are so g..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  7. 2014 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cos D'Estournel
    98
    JS
    If you want to know what St.-Estèphe smells like, this is it. Aromas of spices, black truffles, forest floor, dried strawberries and tar. It’s full-bodied yet pinpoint..." Learn More
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    As low as $180.00
  8. 2014 cos labory Bordeaux Red
    2014 Cos Labory
    93
    WE
    This neighbor of Château Cos d'Estournel has produced a firm dry wine in 2014. Dark tannins and spice hint at the finely judged structure. The wine is foursquare and solid, l..." Learn More
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    As low as $60.00
  9. 2014 coutet Dessert White
    2014 Coutet
    97
    WE
    Powered by intense botrytis, this wine is opulent and ripe, with spice, yellow fruit and honey flavors. It has just the right balance of acidity to maintain its shape and proportio..." Learn More
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    As low as $35.00
  10. 2014 dissan Bordeaux Red
    2014 d'Issan
    94
    DEC
    This is the highest level of Cabernet Sauvignon of the vertical, with 77%, coming through in more subtle aromatics on the nose but beautiful depth on the palate. Velvety plush text..." Learn More
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    As low as $85.00
  11. 2014 echo de lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2014 Echo de Lynch Bages
    92
    JS
    Aromas of currants and fresh herbs. Medium to full body, a soft and juicy texture and a long finish. Juicy yet tight. Excellent second wine. Better in 2020.James Suckling | 92 JSTh..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $65.00
  12. 2014 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2014 Giscours
    95
    JS
    Blueberries, tar and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, solid and dense. Velvety tannins. Long finish. Down on this! Needs at least two or three years to soften.James Suckling | 95..." Learn More
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    As low as $95.00
  13. 2014 guiraud Dessert White
    2014 Guiraud
    95
    JS
    The lush mango and papaya nose leads into a wonderfully rich and concentrated palate, which also has bright acidity that really lights the whole thing up and pulls your hand back t..." Learn More
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    As low as $40.00
  14. 2014 heitz cabernet sauvignon marthas vineyard California Red
    2014 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
    100
    WE
    From the famous Oakville site, this aged wine spends three years in 100% new French oak, one in neutral oak and an additional year in bottle. Though it has had time to evolve, it h..." Learn More
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    As low as $579.00
  15. 2014 kirwan Bordeaux Red
    2014 Kirwan
    94
    WE
    While the wine from this major estate is dry at this stage, it is just covering for the juicy black-currant fruit. It is a finely crafted wine, firm and structured while preserving..." Learn More
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    As low as $70.00
  16. 2014 leglise clinet Bordeaux Red
    2014 L'eglise Clinet
    97
    JS
    The purity of fruit is so alluring in this wine. Aromas of crushed berries, lemon rind and flowers follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful fi..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $185.00
  17. 2014 la conseillante Bordeaux Red
    2014 La Conseillante
    96
    JS
    Classical elegance in an uncompromising form, whereby the richness is beautifully interwoven with the dry tannins. The finish very long, savory and complex. A lot of delicate spicy..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  18. 2014 la lagune Bordeaux Red
    2014 La Lagune
    93
    DEC
    The 2104 is closed right now - it takes a good 15 minutes to really open, revealing an excellent wine with layers of liquorice and black chocolate alongside some crushed stones wit..." Learn More
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    As low as $75.00
  19. 2014 lagrange Bordeaux Red
    2014 Lagrange
    94
    WE
    Firm and still dry with the solid tannins, the wine's ripe fruitiness is developing well. The combination gives great potential. Black currant and berry fruits are both there with ..." Learn More
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    As low as $75.00
  20. 2014 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2014 Leoville Barton
    95
    WE
    This wine, with its massive tannins and rich fruit, is obviously set for a long life. It does have the contrast of fresh black-currant acidity to give it a lift. But with the power..." Learn More
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    As low as $100.00
  21. 2014 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2014 Lynch Bages
    96
    JS
    Aromas of currants, blackberries and blackcurrants with hints of chocolate and spices. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Juicy and muscular wine. N..." Learn More
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    As low as $150.00
  22. 2014 meyney Bordeaux Red
    2014 Meyney
    93
    VM
    The delightful 2014 Meyney marks a year when winemaker Anne Le Naour and her team raised their game once more. A nose of lovely red berry fruit mixed with wilted rose petals and ce..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.95
  23. 2014 Mouton Rothschild
    2014 Mouton Rothschild
    99
    JS
    Incredible iodine, oyster, currants, peat and cedar. Yet subtle. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and great depth and complexity on the finish. I love the spice and blueberry ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $675.00
  24. 2014 Palmer
    2014 Palmer
    97
    WE
    It's easy to call this a beautiful wine—it's dense and lush, with great layers of black fruit and acidity. The first fully biodynamic vintage from this estate has certainly y..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,255.00
  25. 2014 pavie Bordeaux Red
    2014 Pavie
    97
    JS
    This is a magnificent Pavie with full body and polished and integrated tannins. Shows a level of precision and balance that is always unexpected. Long and harmonious. Hard now to d..." Learn More
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    As low as $415.00
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