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. 2020 aix coteaux daix-en-provence rose Rose
    2020 AIX Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rose
    90
    VM
    Pale, shimmering orange. Bright and focused on the nose, displaying fresh red berry, nectarine and orange zest aromas, with floral and mineral overtones. Strawberry and nectarine f..." Learn More
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    As low as $17.99
  2. 2020 alphonse mellot sancerre la moussiere Sancerre
    2020 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere
    92
    DEC
    Alphonse Mellot is based in the heart of the town of Sancerre. La Moussière is a large parcel of vines planted on marls overlaying Kimmeridgian limestone to the west of the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $27.99
  3. 2020 amisfeld sauvignon blanc New Zealand White
    2020 Amisfeld Sauvignon Blanc
    93
    WS
    Generous passion fruit, mango and guava notes add a tropical flair to the core of peach, melon and citrus flavors. The intense fruit flavors gain intensity and juiciness on the fin..." Learn More
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  4. 2020 amisfield sauvignon blanc New Zealand White
    2020 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc
    93
    WS
    Generous passion fruit, mango and guava notes add a tropical flair to the core of peach, melon and citrus flavors. The intense fruit flavors gain intensity and juiciness on the fin..." Learn More
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    As low as $17.99
  5. 2020 andrew will sauvignon blanc two blondes Washington White
    2020 Andrew Will Sauvignon Blanc 'Two Blondes'
    93
    VM
    The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Two Blondes is a fresh and brilliantly textured wine entirely sourced from the Andrew Will estate vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Nutty and earthy undertone..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.99
  6. 2020 argiolas is argiolas vermentino di sardegna Italy White
    2020 Argiolas Is Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna
    93
    WE
    You'll find aromas of ripe yellow peach, citrus and honeydew in this delicious, full-bodied white. On the rounded, savory palate, tangy acidity lifts lime, Mediterranean herbs and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $19.99
  7. 2020 banshee sauvignon blanc sonoma county California White
    2020 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County
    91
    WE
    This stainless-steel fermented white is perfumed and floral, with impressive length, weight and balanced acidity. Flavors of green apple and lemon persist around hints of lemongras..." Learn More
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  8. 2020 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard
    2020 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard
    92
    WS
    Ripe, overflowing with red cherry and raspberry flavors backed by luscious acidity and medium-grained tannins. Offers kirsch and allspice notes that coat the midpalate, with chocol..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  9. 2020 benito santos igrexario de saiar albarino Spain White
    2020 Benito Santos Igrexario de Saiar Albarino
    91
    VM
    Limpid gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented orchard and citrus fruit and floral qualities on the incisive, mineral-accented nose. Taut and sharply focused, offering zesty lemon pith, pe..." Learn More
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    As low as $14.99
  10. 2020 bests great western riesling Australia White
    2020 Best's Great Western Riesling
    96
    JS
    Such expressive and fragrant aromas of fresh lemons, sliced pears and apples, as well as wet stones. Lots to like here. The palate has a very intense, mouthwatering core of citrus ..." Learn More
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  11. 2020 Bodega Chacra Pinot Noir Barda
    2020 Bodega Chacra Pinot Noir Barda
    93
    JS
    Plenty of orange peel and pomegranate to the dark strawberry and raspberry aromas. Medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and fine tannins, which come together nicely and energet..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.99
  12. 2020 carbonnieux blanc Bordeaux White
    2020 Carbonnieux Blanc
    94
    WE
    Crisp and tight with fine citrus flavors, the wine is beautifully proportioned with textured, zesty acidity. It shows balance between its structure and its fruits that will only ge..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  13. 2020 cascina degli ulivi semplicemente vino bellotti bianco Italy White
    2020 Cascina Degli Ulivi Semplicemente Vino Bellotti Bianco
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  14. 2020 caymus cabernet sauvignon California Red
    2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
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    As low as $95.00
  15. 2020 chacra chardonnay mainque Argentina White
    2020 Chacra Chardonnay Mainque
    95
    VM
    The 2020 Chardonnay Mainqué was made in partnership with the Burgundy winemaker Jean Marc Roulot with grapes from an old vineyard in Mainqué, Río Negro. Sevent..." Learn More
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    As low as $41.99
  16. 2020 Chateau Ferran
    2020 Chateau Ferran
    91
    DEC
    Fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas with sweet spices. Good delineation of tangy citrus and fleshy peach on the palate. (Drink between 2021-2026)Decanter | 91 DECLime, sliced-ap..." Learn More
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    As low as $21.99
  17. 2020 chateau mourgues du gres galets dores Rhone White
    2020 Chateau Mourgues du Gres Galets Dores
    93
    DEC
    Soft aroma comes in a cloud; floral, mostly honeysuckle. This is naturalistic and approachable with deep set acidity, really vinous and fresh. Great vitality, intensity and textura..." Learn More
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    As low as $12.99
  18. 2020 Chateau Pesquie Ventoux Quintessence Blanc
    2020 Chateau Pesquie Ventoux Quintessence Blanc
    94
    JD
    I loved the 2020 Ventoux Quintessence Blanc, which reminds me of top Northern Rhône white with its ripe quince, honeyed citrus, flowers, and chalky minerality. It's rich, med..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
  19. 2020 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
    2020 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
    94-96
    JD
    Looking at the reds, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a silky, elegant wine that shows the vintage to a T. I was able to taste through all the foudres of the cuvée as w..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  20. 2020 crystallum chardonnay the agnes South Africa White
    2020 Crystallum Chardonnay The Agnes
    93
    VM
    The 2020 The Agnes has a clean, precise, crushed stone nose with dewy green apple, fresh pear and grassy meadow aromas. The palate is well balanced, taut and fresh, featuring a fin..." Learn More
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    As low as $28.99
  21. 2020 desclans whispering angel rose Rose
    2020 D'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose
    92
    JS
    Very pale apricot-pink color. Delicate aromas of sliced apple, pink grapefruit, peach, cream and stones follow through to a medium body and crisp acidity. Deliciously creamy and sm..." Learn More
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  22. 2020 domaine claude riffault sancerre les boucauds Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds
    92
    VM
    The 2020 Les Boucauds is a Sancerre about precision and texture. It's a little reticent, having only been put in bottle several weeks before tasting, so don't expect much on the no..." Learn More
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    As low as $32.99
  23. 2020 domaine claude riffault sancerre les chasseignes Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes
    93
    RP
    From gravelly limestone soils and made with fruit from nearly a dozen east- and southeast-facing parcels at 275 meters in altitude, the 2020 Sancerre Les Chasseignes opens with an ..." Learn More
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    As low as $38.99
  24. 2020 Domaine L'Abbe Dine Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
    2020 Domaine L'Abbe Dine Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
    95
    JD
    The lightly hued 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc checks in as 70% Grenache Blanc, 28% Roussanne, and tiny percentages of Bourboulenc and Clairette, brought up in equal parts d..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.99
  25. 2020 domaine lafage novellum chardonnay Languedoc White
    2020 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay
    94
    JD
    A richer styled wine (I've compared this cuvée to a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert), the 2020 Novellum has a medium gold hue as well as a rich, powerful bouquet of caramelized ..." Learn More
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