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. 2000 andre brunel cdp cuvee centenaire Chateauneuf du Pape
    2000 Andre Brunel CDP Cuvee Centenaire
    96
    JD
    A blend of 80% Grenache (from the Farguerol vineyard), 8% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre, the 2000 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Cent..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  2. 2000 ausone Bordeaux Red
    2000 Ausone
    99
    DEC
    The incredible succulent power in Ausone puts a different perspective on other wines, as it so often does. The epitome of perfumed finesse. The yield is up at 40hl/ha, high for the..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,169.00
  3. 2000 barde haut Bordeaux Red
    2000 Barde Haut
    93
    JD
    I loved the 2000 Château Barde-Haut. It offers a mature, complex bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, tobacco, and leather to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  4. 2000 batailley Bordeaux Red
    2000 Batailley
    92
    JS
    So much white truffle and ripe fruit here with meat, cedar and berry character. Full and very rich. Decadent. Delicious now.James Suckling | 92 JSThis has fully entered a second ph..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  5. 2000 beaucastel cdp hommage a jacques perrin Chateauneuf du Pape
    2000 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin
    99
    RP
    The 2000 possesses an impenetrable black/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of melted licorice, creosote, new saddle leather, blackberry and cherry fruit as well as roaste..." Learn More
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    As low as $600.00
  6. 2000 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    2000 Beychevelle
    92
    WE
    If any wine could be described as beautiful, then Beychevelle is beautiful. Its flavors of liquorice and blackcurrant are smooth and opulent, well proportioned. The texture is rich..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  7. 2000 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2000 Calon Segur
    94
    RP
    A dense, traditionally crafted wine for those with patience, the 2000 Calon-Segur rivals the estate's finest wines of the last two decades, the 1995, 1988, and 1982. But be forewar..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $220.00
  8. 2000 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    2000 Carruades de Lafite
    90
    RP
    A brilliant second wine, the 2000 Carruades de Lafite (51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.3% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, and 1.4% Petit Verdot), aged in 10-15% new French oak, shows won..." Learn More
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    As low as $500.00
  9. 2000 ceretto barolo bricco rocche Barolo
    2000 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche
    96
    WS
    Wild aromas of decadent fruit, with lots of plum, fresh mushroom and fresh strawberry. Full-bodied, with ultrasilky tannins and a long finish. Wonderfully crafted. Seductive. The t..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  10. 2000 ceretto barolo prapo Barolo
    2000 Ceretto Barolo Prapo
    93
    WS
    Coffee, berry and tobacco aromas on the nose follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy yet soft tannins and a long, rich finish. Very chocolaty. Solid and tight. Needs yea..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  11. 2000 certan de may Bordeaux Red
    2000 Certan de May
    91
    WS
    Aromas of chocolate, berry and flowers follow through to full-bodied palate, with firm and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is a muscular wine that slowly builds on yo..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  12. 2000 chapoutier hermitage lermite Hermitage
    2000 Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite
    99
    RP
    I grossly underestimated the 2000 Ermitage l’Ermite from barrel. This wine, which emerges from largely pre-phylloxera vines planted on the dome of Hermitage, adjacent to the ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,275.00
  13. 2000 chasse spleen Bordeaux Red
    2000 Chasse Spleen
    91
    WE
    Under any new classification, this should certainly be a classed growth. Today it is among the leaders of the crus bourgeois. The 2000 is opulent, generous, stylish. The tannins ar..." Learn More
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    As low as $89.95
  14. 2000 chave hermitage cathelin cuvee Hermitage
    2000 Chave Hermitage Cathelin Cuvee
    97
    AG
    Chave’s 2000 Cuvée Cathelin was monumental. It was a privilege to taste, but also a shame to open so early. If the 1991 seemed young, the 2000 came across as a veritab..." Learn More
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    As low as $6,749.00
  15. 2000 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2000 Cheval Blanc
    100
    AG
    A wine of exquisite aromatic depth and grace, the 2000 Cheval Blanc is fully captivating. All the elements fall into place in an effortless, gracious wine. It’s frankly hard ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $1,199.00
  16. 2000 clos des papes cdp Chateauneuf du Pape
    2000 Clos Des Papes CDP
    96
    DEC
    Fully mature at 17 years of age, this should remain on a plateau for the next seven or eight years. The palate is still generous and silky, with a touch of light tannin and notes o..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  17. 2000 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
    2000 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
    97
    DEC
    Clos des Papes is one of the greatest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape – indeed the whole of France – with roots going as far back as 1600. With this in mind, the w..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  18. 2000 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2000 Clos du Marquis
    94
    WS
    The nose shows loads of plum, spice and meat aromas, as well as hints of licorice. It's full-bodied, with firm, yet velvety textured tannins. It's big and rounded. If you can't aff..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  19. 2000 clos leglise Bordeaux Red
    2000 Clos L'Eglise
    96
    RP
    Seven years ago I said this was a monumental wine, and at two different recent tastings, it was a true star of the vintage. Its stunning dark plum color offers up notes of carameli..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  20. 2000 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2000 Cos D'Estournel
    97
    RP
    Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color with a touch of brick and sporting a lot of tertiary evolution..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $335.00
  21. 2000 dyquem Dessert White
    2000 d'Yquem
    96
    DEC
    Things were more difficult in Sauternes than in the rest of Bordeaux in the 2000 vintage, with a brilliant first picking in early October that showed all the promise of the vintage..." Learn More
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    As low as $555.00
  22. 2000 de fieuzal Bordeaux Red
    2000 De Fieuzal
    90
    RP
    Aromas of lead pencil, tobacco leaf, licorice, and creme de cassis are offered in an outstanding, medium to full-bodied, concentrated style. There is tremendous purity as well as f..." Learn More
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    As low as $39.99
  23. 2000 domaine du caillou cdp res. clos du caillou Chateauneuf du Pape
    2000 Domaine du Caillou CDP Res. Clos du Caillou
    99
    JD
    A spectacular wine, the 2000 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Reserve is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre and exhibits ripe, smoky and dark ..." Learn More
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    As low as $259.00
  24. 2000 drc romanee saint vivant Burgundy Red
    2000 DRC Romanee Saint Vivant
    95
    AG
    One of the most purely enjoyable wines of the evening, the 2000 Romanée St.-Vivant graces the palate with an exotic melange of Asian spices, blood orange and dried flowers o..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,735.00
  25. 2000 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    2000 Ducru Beaucaillou
    96
    JS
    I must admit that I was a little unimpressed with the Ducru 2000 in the beginning when I tasted it after bottling in 2003. But it's clearly outstanding now and seems to get better ..." Learn More
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    As low as $349.00
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