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. 2019 albert bichot beaune clos de lermitage rouge Burgundy Red
    2019 Albert Bichot Beaune Clos de l'Ermitage Rouge
    93
    WS
    This is rich and silky, setting the stage for black cherry and blackberry fruit, accented by spice and earth. Polished and harmonious, with a lingering, vibrant finish. Drink now t..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  2. 2019 Albert Bichot Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
    2019 Albert Bichot Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
    92
    DEC
    This is delicate and lovely, with tender, ripe apple and white floral notes on the nose. Despite the heat of the year, there is plenty of finesse on the palate, a creamy texture an..." Learn More
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    As low as $525.00
  3. 2019 alex foillard brouilly Beaujolais
    2019 Alex Foillard Brouilly
    93
    VM
    Glistening ruby. Primary red and blue fruits and succulent flowers on the mineral- and spice-accented nose. Bright, spicy and energetic on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, boy..." Learn More
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    As low as $31.95
  4. 2019 andremily no. 8 California Red
    2019 Andremily No. 8
    98-100
    JD
    Another magical wine in the lineup, the 2019 No 8 is Syrah-based, with 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier. There should be a little over 800 cases produced, and it was 55% destemm..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  5. 2019 antoine jobard meursault en la barre Burgundy White
    2019 Antoine Jobard Meursault En La Barre
    91
    RP
    The 2019 Meursault En la Barre is showing very well, unwinding in the glass with notes of citrus zest, white flowers and pear, framed by a deft touch of youthful reduction. Medium ..." Learn More
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    As low as $93.95
  6. 2019 antoine jobard puligny montrachet le trezin Burgundy White
    2019 Antoine Jobard Puligny Montrachet Le Trezin
    92
    RP
    One of the highlights of the range this year is the 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Le Trézin, a medium to full-bodied, bright and mineral wine evocative of pear, freshly baked brea..." Learn More
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    As low as $93.95
  7. 2019 armand heitz meursault la barre Burgundy White
    2019 Armand Heitz Meursault La Barre
    91
    VM
    The 2019 Meursault La Barre, which was bottled just before harvest, has quite a rich, generous bouquet despite a very light reduction, wild honey intermingling with almond and subt..." Learn More
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    As low as $69.95
  8. 2019 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
    2019 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
    100
    DEC
    Rousseau Clos de Bèze is a blend of three plots that total 1.42ha. Cyrielle believes the wine shows better in its youth than Chambertin. Both wines, however, are vinified in..." Learn More
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    As low as $6,599.00
  9. 2019 arnot-roberts cabernet sauvignon montecillo vineyard California Red
    2019 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard
    98
    AG
    The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard is a headspinning wine. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2019 captures all the pedigree of this great site. Readers will find a toweri..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  10. 2019 ausone Bordeaux Red
    2019 Ausone
    100
    JS
    Like a bouquet of fresh flowers on the nose, as well as blackberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. Sandalwood as well. Full-bodied with incredibly polished tannins that have the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $669.00
  11. 2019 bachelet-monnot batard montrachet Burgundy White
    2019 Bachelet-Monnot Batard Montrachet
    95-97
    VM
    The 2019 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru for the second year running has no new oak. It has a beautifully defined bouquet with citrus peel, Clementine, lemon verbena and light li..." Learn More
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    As low as $535.00
  12. 2019 beaucastel chateauneuf du pape Chateauneuf du Pape
    2019 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    96+
    JD
    The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape is the usual blend of roughly 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties that was bro..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $61.99
  13. 2019 Beaumont
    2019 Beaumont
    92
    DEC
    Dark brambles on the nose. Great intensity and sculpted fruit here, this has some dark fruits and definite liquorice aspects to the palate but feels really precise and controlled. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $25.00
  14. 2019 beaurenard chateauneuf du pape boisrenard blanc Chateauneuf du Pape
    2019 Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard Blanc
    96
    DEC
    Fresh and easy-going aromatics, tarragon and violets beneath the fruit. Full-bodied, a little gummy in texture, but there's a good sense of fluidity to the wine. Clearly defined co..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.99
  15. 2019 beaurenard rasteau Rhone Red
    2019 Beaurenard Rasteau
    91
    WS
    Fresh and focused, with a racy beam of cassis and plum fruit carried by a graphite edge and backed by a mouthwatering anise note on the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  16. 2019 bedrock wine co. cuvee karatas sonoma county white California White
    2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Cuvee Karatas Sonoma County White
    95
    AG
    The 2019 Cuvée Karatas is one of the most remarkable California whites I have ever tasted. It is a blend of 55% old-vine Sémillon from Monte Rosso and 45% Sauvignon B..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.99
  17. 2019 bergstrom pinot noir gregory ranch Oregon Red
    2019 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Gregory Ranch
    96
    JS
    This is a bold, richly structured pinot with a wealth of darker-cherry and plum aromas, as well as freshly turned earth and leafy, autumnal tones, forest wood and fresh tobacco. Th..." Learn More
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    As low as $72.99
  18. 2019 beringer cabernet sauvignon knights valley reserve California Red
    2019 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve
    95
    JS
    Aromas of black tea, blackberry and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied with velvety, slightly tense tannins. Lovely black-fruited palate with dried-flower and herb character. Roses, violets..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.99
  19. 2019 beringer chardonnay napa California White
    2019 Beringer Chardonnay Napa
    92
    JS
    Lemon curd, baked apple, nutmeg and crushed hazelnut on the nose. Some vanilla, too. It’s full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Layered and delicious. Drink or hold.Jame..." Learn More
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    As low as $19.99
  20. 2019 bevan cellars cabernet sauvignon tench vineyard California Red
    2019 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard
    97
    JD
    I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard. This beauty is a great representation of this terroir, with mineral-drenched aromas and flavors of blueberries, iron, chocolate,..." Learn More
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    As low as $229.00
  21. 2019 bevan cellars proprietary red ee California Red
    2019 Bevan Cellars Proprietary Red EE
    97
    JD
    The 2019 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine checks in as a 60/40 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from two different vineyards. The Cabernet Franc really stands out, and the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $229.00
  22. 2019 bevan cellars proprietary red ontogeny California Red
    2019 Bevan Cellars Proprietary Red Ontogeny
    98
    JD
    A blend put together by Bevan from the single vineyards, the Ontogeny cuvée is year-in, year-out one of the greatest values in Cabernet Sauvignon. His 2019 Ontogeny is no ex..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  23. 2019 bevan cellars proprietary red sugarloaf mountain California Red
    2019 Bevan Cellars Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mountain
    97
    AG
    The 2019 Red Wine Sugarloaf Mountain, a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc, is another standout in this range. Franc aromatics soar out of the glass, adding tremendous arom..." Learn More
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    As low as $219.00
  24. 2019 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    2019 Beychevelle
    96
    JS
    Gorgeous aromas of currants, crushed stones, blackberries and flowers. Full-bodied with refined tannins that are long and very polished. Creamy texture. It goes on for minutes. Lov..." Learn More
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    As low as $160.00
  25. 2019 bibi graetz testamatta Super Tuscan/IGT
    2019 Bibi Graetz Testamatta
    97
    JS
    Very attractive combination of dried fruit and spices with black cherries and plums. Aromas of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full-bodied and very refined, yet intense, with plush, v..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $89.99
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