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. 1997 albino rocca barbaresco vigneto brich ronchi Barbaresco
    1997 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi
    97
    RP
    This is a spectacular Barbaresco. It is awesomely thick, rich, and textured, with unreal opulence as well as glycerin levels that define the finest offerings from the 1997 vintage...." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $140.00
  2. 1997 araujo eisele cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1997 Araujo Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon
    92+
    VM
    Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shap..." Learn More
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    As low as $649.00
  3. 1997 argiano solengo Super Tuscans/IGT
    1997 Argiano Solengo
    94
    RP
    The profound 1997 Solengo vino da tavola (a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dosage of Syrah) is spectacular. Opaque purple-colored, it displays a fabulously ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $330.00
  4. 1997 castellare i sodi di san niccolo Super Tuscans/IGT
    1997 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo
    97
    AG
    The 1997 I Sodi di San Niccolo is wonderfully elegant, pure and silky. It remains very young, but is so polished that opening a bottle today is far from a crime. Dark red cherries,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $170.00
  5. 1997 castello rampolla sammarco Super Tuscans/IGT
    1997 Castello Rampolla Sammarco
    97
    JS
    What a bottle. Off the charts! Full and velvety with spice and berry character and dark chocolate. Bright citrus acidity underneath. Intense. Wild fruit.James Suckling | 97 JSRich ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $140.00
  6. 1997 chave hermitage (white) Hermitage
    1997 Chave Hermitage (White)
    99
    DEC
    Tasted with Jean-Louis Chave in his cellars in Mauves. This vintage included a proportion of botrytised grapes, a growing rarity these days on Hermitage due to the increasingly hot..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $500.00
  7. 1997 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1997 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $600.00
  8. 1997 clerc milon Bordeaux Red
    1997 Clerc Milon
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $125.00
  9. 1997 clos de loratoire Bordeaux Red
    1997 Clos De L'Oratoire
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $75.00
  10. 1997 col dorcia brunello di montalcino Brunello
    1997 Col D'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
    94
    VM
    Understated at first, the 1997 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino pulls you close to the glass, showing black cherry, hints of sage and crushed stone, blossoming further and ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $99.95
  11. 1997 Conterno Fantino Barolo Parussi
    1997 Conterno Fantino Barolo Parussi
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    As low as $99.95
  12. 1997 conterno fantino barolo sori ginestra Barolo
    1997 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra
    92
    RP
    The 1997 Barolo Sori Ginestra exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to complex aromas of tobacco smoke and gloriously sweet, jammy cherry liqueur. Ripe, opulent, and full-b..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $130.00
  13. 1997 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1997 Cos D'Estournel
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $185.00
  14. 1997 dunn cabernet sauvignon howell mtn California Red
    1997 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mtn
    96
    DEC
    At the peak of its powers, the 1997 Howell Mountain is bursting with black fruit, graphite, wood smoke and hints of tar and truffle. On the palate the wine is rich, plush and gener..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  15. 1997 etude cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1997 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon
    96
    RP
    The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (1,800 cases), which will be released in October, ranks alongside the finest Tony Soter has produced. Don't miss it! Opaque purple-colored, with a gorge..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $175.00
  16. 1997 fonseca Port
    1997 Fonseca
    95
    W&S
    No written review provided | 95 W&SFull saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compellin..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.99
  17. 1997 gaja barbaresco Barbaresco
    1997 Gaja Barbaresco
    95
    WS
    Dark ruby red. Lots of blackberry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a superfresh palate. It is still mouthpuckering, with layers of ripe and powerful tannins. ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $480.00
  18. 1997 grahams vintage port Port
    1997 Grahams Vintage Port
    94
    WS
    Still a bit compact, as the core of warm steeped fig, blackberry and black currant fruit hasn't stretched out fully yet. However, there's so much warm toffee, toasted peanut and si..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.99
  19. 1997 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1997 Haut Brion
    91
    VM
    Good deep red. Thoroughly ripe aromas of redcurrant, Cuban tobacco and chestnut. Lovely purity and delineation of flavor; lively and intense. Finishes with ripe, very fine tannins ..." Learn More
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    As low as $600.00
  20. 1997 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1997 Lafite Rothschild
    92
    RP
    Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,250.00
  21. 1997 lafleur Bordeaux Red
    1997 Lafleur
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $655.00
  22. 1997 lascombes Bordeaux Red
    1997 Lascombes
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $110.00
  23. 1997 latour Bordeaux Red
    1997 Latour
    91
    VM
    Medium red. Roasted currant, lead pencil, grilled nuts, tobacco and minerals on the nose. Smooth, vinous and concentrated, with lovely depth of flavor and ripe acidity for the vint..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $715.00
  24. 1997 les forts de latour Bordeaux Red
    1997 Les Forts De Latour
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $305.00
  25. 1997 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1997 Margaux
    91
    VM
    Medium red-ruby. Confectionary aromas of raspberry, cocoa powder, mocha and sexy oak; more evolved than either the '99 or '98, even considering its extra year of age. Fat, sweet an..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
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