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 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 $74.95
  3. 2000 bellevue Bordeaux Red
    2000 Bellevue
    95+
    RP
    This was the breakthrough vintage for this fabulous terroir that had been under-exploited for so many years. A collaboration between Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, th..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  4. 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 $210.00
  5. 2000 brane cantenac Bordeaux Red
    2000 Brane Cantenac
    93
    RP-NM
    The 2000 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a really wonderful bouquet that is coming into its own: potent with black tru..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  6. 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
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $825.00
  7. 2000 camensac Bordeaux Red
    2000 Camensac
    90
    WS
    This is big and tannic, with loads of concentration. Full-bodied, chewy and impressive. Leave it for a long time. Super price for a cru classé. Best after 2010. 22,080 cases..." Learn More
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    As low as $95.00
  8. 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 $185.00
  9. 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
  10. 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
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $1,199.00
  11. 2000 clinet Bordeaux Red
    2000 Clinet
    97
    VM
    The 2000 l’Eglise-Clinet was picked from 18 September and matured in 80% new oak. This has a magnificent bouquet with black fruit infused with bay leaf, smoke, freshly rolled..." Learn More
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    As low as $280.00
  12. 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
  13. 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 $115.00
  14. 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 $240.00
  15. 2000 darmailhac Bordeaux Red
    2000 d'Armailhac
    92
    WS
    This is lovely, with steeped currant, fig and blackberry fruit flavors that flow easily along with singed juniper, black tea and iron notes. At peak, but no rush, as the balance is..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  16. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $580.00
  17. 2000 du tertre Bordeaux Red
    2000 Du Tertre
    92
    VM
    (31.5 g/l dry extract; 13.4% alcohol): Deep ruby to the rim; much darker than both the 2001 and the 2003. Notes of milk chocolate, underbrush and cedar complicate the ripe red cher..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.95
  18. 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 $329.00
  19. 2000 falesco montiano Italy (Other)
    2000 Falesco Montiano
    94
    RP
    Falesco's top offering is a 100% barrique-aged Merlot, the 2000 Montiano. While it may not equal the quality of the 1999 or 1997, it comes close. The 2000 boasts an opaque purple c..." Learn More
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    As low as $89.95
  20. 2000 figeac Bordeaux Red
    2000 Figeac
    94
    JG
    (Château Figeac (St. Émilion)) The 2000 Château Figeac is one of the strongest examples of the vintage I have tasted in quite some time. The wine remains youthfu..." Learn More
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    As low as $520.00
  21. 2000 fonseca Port
    2000 Fonseca
    96
    RP-NM
    The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beg..." Learn More
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    As low as $265.00
  22. 2000 gaja barbaresco sori tildin Barbaresco
    2000 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin
    96
    AG
    The 2000 Sorì Tildìn is like cashmere on the palate. Sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices flow effortlessly from this beautifully detailed, nuanced wine. The S..." Learn More
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    As low as $510.00
  23. 2000 giacomo conterno barolo monfortino riserva Barolo
    2000 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva
    97+
    AG
    I am thrilled to see how well the 2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino shows in this tasting, as it is a vintage that can sometimes get lost between the 1999 and 2002 in this era. My imp..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,755.00
  24. 2000 Gracia
    2000 Gracia
    96
    RP
    This is a big upgrade for this spectacular micro-cuvee, a true garage wine from a 4.4-acre vineyard. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, I always find Gracia to be remini..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  25. 2000 grand puy lacoste Bordeaux Red
    2000 Grand Puy Lacoste
    95
    RP-NM
    The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Putting it to one side ..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
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