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. 1994 beaucastel cdp hommage a jacques perrin Chateauneuf du Pape
    1994 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin
    96
    RP
    The two limited cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin are spectacular in both 1994 and 1995, but each will require 10-15 years of cellaring. Less than 300 cases we..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $500.00
  2. 1994 chateau la dominique Bordeaux Red
    1994 Chateau La Dominique
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $69.95
  3. 1994 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1994 Cheval Blanc
    91-93
    VM
    Good medium color, less saturated than the '95. Pungent, vibrant aromas of sappy berries and resiny oak, with an intriguing floral nuance. At once thick and polished on the palate,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $575.00
  4. 1994 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1994 Ducru Beaucaillou
    90
    RP
    Ducru-Beaucaillou experienced an uncharacteristically shaky period between 1986 and 1990. The winemaking did not suffer, but the inconsistency from bottle to bottle (too many wines..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $200.00
  5. 1994 etude cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1994 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon
    95
    RP
    Tony Soter's Cabernet Sauvignon has been a model of consistency. The awesomely rich 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is another spectacular example of this splendid vintage. It possesses an..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $159.00
  6. 1994 fonseca Port
    1994 Fonseca
    100
    WS
    Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of col..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $180.00
  7. 1994 fonterutoli siepi Italy (Other)
    1994 Fonterutoli Siepi
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $105.00
  8. 1994 gazin Bordeaux Red
    1994 Gazin
    90
    RP
    As I have indicated in previous Bordeaux reports, this estate is one of the up and coming stars of Pomerol. The well-situated vineyard adjacent to Petrus is capable of producing sp..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $120.00
  9. 1994 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1994 Haut Brion
    94
    WS
    Has wonderful richness and suppleness, lovely fruit and harmony. A superb example of a graceful, balanced wine that is delicious now and can evolve over many years.--Haut-Brion ver..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $600.00
  10. 1994 langelus Bordeaux Red
    1994 L'Angelus
    93
    RP
    In the new classification of St.-Emilion, justice was certainly served with the elevation of Angelus to premier grand cru classe status. No Bordeaux estate has been making as conce..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $415.00
  11. 1994 latour Bordeaux Red
    1994 Latour
    94
    RP
    This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour's 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the f..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $760.00
  12. 1994 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1994 Lynch Bages
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $190.00
  13. 1994 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1994 Margaux
    91+
    RP
    This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $680.00
  14. 1994 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1994 Montrose
    92
    JS
    There can be no doubt that 1994 is generally a vintage to be forgotten for Bordeaux, particularly for the Left Bank. Incessant rain from mid-September caused huge problems in the v..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $165.00
  15. 1994 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1994 Palmer
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $300.00
  16. 1994 pape clement Bordeaux Red
    1994 Pape Clement
    90
    JG
    (Château Pape Clément) The 1994 vintage at Château Pape Clément is an unqualified success and this is one of the best wines I have tasted from this vintag..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  17. 1994 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1994 Petrus
    93
    RP
    After several uninspiring efforts between 1978 and 1988, it is irrefutable that Christian Moueix and his flagship estate, Petrus, have rebounded with a vengeance, producing a bevy ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $3,660.00
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