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. 1990 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1990 Ausone
    96
    JG
    (Château Ausone) The 1990 vintage of Château Ausone is a stunning wine. There is a purity and soil signature front and center here that is not always evident in wines f..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $805.00
  2. 1990 bahans haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1990 Bahans Haut Brion
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $375.00
  3. 1990 beausejour duffau Bordeaux Red
    1990 Beausejour Duffau
    100
    RP
    One of the most singular Bordeaux I have ever tasted, it verges on being port-like, but it pulls back because of the extraordinary minerality and laser-like focus. The wine is mass..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,799.00
  4. 1990 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1990 Beychevelle
    90
    WS
    Dark ruby color. Lots of earth, berry and leather aromas. Full-bodied, with chocolate, berry and earth flavors. Velvety tannins. Delicious, funky Beychevelle.--1990 Bordeaux retros..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  5. 1990 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1990 Calon Segur
    93
    WS
    Super. Dark ruby-red. Intense aromas of violets, licorice, plums and berries. Full-bodied, with a thick, concentrated fruit structure and soft, velvety tannins.--1990 Bordeaux retr..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $275.00
  6. 1990 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    1990 Carruades De Lafite
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $530.00
  7. 1990 chasse spleen Bordeaux Red
    1990 Chasse Spleen
    93
    VM
    A bottle of 1990 Chasse-Spleen is ordered off the list and served blind to fellow diners who rattled through every Bordeaux appellations except for Moulis! Tut-tut. Because this is..." Learn More
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    As low as $105.00
  8. 1990 chave hermitage Hermitage
    1990 Chave Hermitage
    99
    JD
    The 1990 Hermitage is fully mature yet holding beautifully. Perfumed notes of sweet cassis and blackberry fruits, rose hips, smoked meats, and exotic spices all flow to a full-bodi..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,090.00
  9. 1990 clinet Bordeaux Red
    1990 Clinet
    97
    RP
    A sensational effort, and one of the two finest Clinets made before the 2008, this prodigious wine made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute has always been a sprinter out of the gate. ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $559.00
  10. 1990 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1990 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    VM
    The 1990 Cos d’Estournel is a vintage that I have not tasted for several years. I have always had a soft spot for the 1990. It does not disappoint with gorgeous scents of clo..." Learn More
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    As low as $425.00
  11. 1990 dyquem Dessert White
    1990 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is acco..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  12. 1990 de fieuzal Bordeaux Red
    1990 De Fieuzal
    92
    VM
    The 1990 de Fieuzal Blanc is deep burnished golden in hue, Sauternes-like in colour. It has an unexpectedly Burgundy-like bouquet with scents of dried honey, brioche, dandelion and..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  13. 1990 figeac Bordeaux Red
    1990 Figeac
    96
    DEC
    One-third each of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, 100% new oak, with a harvest that lasted from 17 September to 6 October. Still deep in colour, and is given a huge ..." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  14. 1990 francois pinon vouvray goutte dor Loire (Other)
    1990 Francois Pinon Vouvray Goutte d'Or
    97
    JG
    (Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or”- Domaine François Pinon) I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or” from Domaine Fran&cced..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  15. 1990 gaja barberesco costa russi Barbaresco
    1990 Gaja Barberesco Costa Russi
    98
    RP
    The vineyard designate 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a fascinating glimpse back in time. Angelo Gaja would famously declassify this wine to Langhe Nebbiolo, starting with the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $669.00
  16. 1990 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1990 Gruaud Larose
    96
    RP
    This wine continues to get better and better and is certainly one of the great successes in what is a profound vintage for Bordeaux. While the wine still tastes young, it is alread..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  17. 1990 isole e olena cepparello Super Tuscan/IGT
    1990 Isole e Olena Cepparello
    94
    AG
    The 1990 Cepparello is in my opinion the first modern Cepparello. Even today the wine remains deep, layered and powerful. The racy, fleshy personality is pure 1990. A final burst o..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  18. 1990 larrosee Bordeaux Red
    1990 L'Arrosee
    90
    RP
    Toasty oak, loamy soil, sweet black cherry and black currant, and a whiff of herbs emerge from this mid-weight 1990's moderately intense bouquet. It reveals the sweetness, lushness..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  19. 1990 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1990 La Mission Haut Brion
    99
    RP
    Reminiscing over the 1989 and 1990 vintages, which I have followed from birth, there always seemed to be a dramatic difference in quality. Not that the 1990 was not a top wine, but..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,189.00
  20. 1990 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1990 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    RP
    Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not s..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,310.00
  21. 1990 lagrange Bordeaux Red
    1990 Lagrange
    95
    JS
    Shows beautiful age and character now after all this time in the bottle. Notes of earth, spice and ripe berries. Full and juicy, with round tannins.James Suckling | 95 JSBlockbuste..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  22. 1990 latour Bordeaux Red
    1990 Latour
    100
    WS
    This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,299.00
  23. 1990 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Barton
    94
    DEC
    Damien Barton-Sartorius was born in 1990, and he’ll be happy to hear that this vintage stands up well against the 1989. It has clearer tannins, is deeper and still virile, ta..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  24. 1990 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Las Cases
    96
    RP
    As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly res..." Learn More
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    As low as $529.00
  25. 1990 leoville poyferre Bordeaux Red
    1990 Leoville Poyferre
    97
    RP
    Absolutely spectacular, the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet ..." Learn More
    As low as $499.00
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