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. 2001 a rousseau gevrey chambertin clos st jacques Burgundy Red
    2001 A Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques
    96
    DEC
    (Domaine Armand Rousseau, Gevrey-Chambertin, 1er Cru Clos-St-Jacques, Burgundy, France, Red) Medium-full colour. Rich, concentrated, high quality nose with a touch of new oak. Full..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,725.00
  2. 2001 armand rousseau clos de la roche Burgundy Red
    2001 Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,329.00
  3. 2001 biondi santi brunello di montalcino Brunello
    2001 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino
    96
    WE
    Immediately, you know you are before a great Brunello with bright fruit aromas backed by forest floor, balsam notes, bramble, blue flowers, red apple and mint. The presence of wood..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  4. 2001 bruno giacosa barbaresco asili Barbaresco
    2001 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili
    96+
    AG
    Things kicked up several notches with a flight of Barbareschis from the famed Asili vineyard. Asili is in the village of Barbaresco, where the wines are generally more feminine tha..." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  5. 2001 bruno giacosa barbaresco santo stefano Barbaresco
    2001 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano
    94+
    AG
    I am shocked (pleasantly, I must say), by how closed the 2001 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is. Powerful, tightly wound and totally closed down, the 2001 exudes class. Orange rind, toba..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  6. 2001 bruno giacosa barolo le rocche red label ris. Barolo
    2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Red Label Ris.
    99
    DEC
    From the first parcels acquired by Bruno Giacosa in the 1980s, the iconic red label is made only in years the family deems truly perfect. With intoxicating perfumes of sweet earth,..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,385.00
  7. 2001 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2001 Calon Segur
    94
    VM
    The 2001 Calon-Ségur has a delightful bouquet, very pure and a little more vivacious than the preceding vintage, featuring lovely brambly red fruit, rose petals, autumn leav..." Learn More
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    As low as $829.00
  8. 2001 canon Bordeaux Red
    2001 Canon
    95
    DEC
    (Château Canon, St-Émilion, Red) This famous St-Émilion is a 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) property, planted with 30% Cabernet Franc and 70% Merlot, is owned ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $185.00
  9. 2001 canon la gaffeliere Bordeaux Red
    2001 Canon la Gaffeliere
    93
    VM
    The 2001 Canon-la-Gaffelière has a fresh nose of raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, cigar humidor, fireside hearth and light minty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with..." Learn More
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    As low as $130.00
  10. 2001 Chateau Clos l'Eglise Cotes de Castillon
    2001 Chateau Clos l'Eglise Cotes de Castillon
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    As low as $56.99
  11. 2001 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2001 Cheval Blanc
    96
    VM
    The 2001 Cheval Blanc has a slightly more expressive and less feral bouquet compared to the 2000, perhaps better defined, although I miss the menthol aspect that develops on the pr..." Learn More
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    As low as $745.00
  12. 2001 climens Dessert White
    2001 Climens
    100
    RP
    A prodigious offering, the 2001 Climens’ light medium bold color with a greenish hue is followed by ethereal aromas of tropical fruits (primarily pineapple), honeysuckle, and..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  13. 2001 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2001 Clos du Marquis
    92
    WS
    Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine. Best after 2008.Wine Spectator | 92 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  14. 2001 coche dury corton charlemagne Burgundy White
    2001 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne
    97
    VM
    I was blown away by the power, verve and soil-driven complexity of Coche-Dury's 2001 Corton-Charlemagne. Full yellow in color, it’s approaching maturity but shows every sign ..." Learn More
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    As low as $9,460.00
  15. 2001 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2001 Cos D'estournel
    95
    DEC
    Gorgeous, a clear step up from the 2000 vintage as it approaches its second decade. This is not quite ready to drink, although a few hours in a decanter could open it up sufficient..." Learn More
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    As low as $230.00
  16. 2001 coutet Dessert White
    2001 Coutet
    93+
    VM
    Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. I..." Learn More
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    As low as $65.00
  17. 2001 cuvee du vatican cdp reserve sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape
    2001 Cuvee Du Vatican CDP Reserve Sixtine
    95
    JD
    The first year the estate destemmed all grape varieties, the 2001 Cuvée du Vatican Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Sixtine is a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, an..." Learn More
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    As low as $69.95
  18. 2001 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2001 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    97
    AG
    The 2001 Amarone is on another level entirely. It exudes notable warmth and ripeness, with profound layers of Venezuelan bitter chocolate, herbs, licorice, smoke, dark fruit and to..." Learn More
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    As low as $615.00
  19. 2001 dom. fourrier gevrey chamb. clos st jacques Burgundy Red
    2001 Dom. Fourrier Gevrey Chamb. Clos St Jacques
    94+
    JG
    (Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos St. Jacques”- Domaine Fourrier) The 2001 Clos St. Jacques from Jean-Marie Fourrier is a beautiful example of the vintage that is starting to re..." Learn More
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    As low as $959.00
  20. 2001 domaine du caillou cdp res. clos du caillou Chateauneuf du Pape
    2001 Domaine du Caillou CDP Res. Clos du Caillou
    100
    RP
    As frighteningly spectacular as the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou was (I’ve drunk a half dozen or more bottles since my initial report), the 2001 Chatea..." Learn More
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    As low as $375.00
  21. 2001 elio grasso barolo gavarini chiniera Barolo
    2001 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
    93
    WS
    Plum and cedar aromas rise from the glass following through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Already delicious. This is always excellent...." Learn More
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    As low as $139.00
  22. 2001 falesco montiano Italy (Other)
    2001 Falesco Montiano
    93
    RP
    The 2001 Montiano, 100% Merlot, offers the luxuriously sweet and expansive nose which has always characterized the wine. Full of plum, raspberry, and dark chocolate scents, along w..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  23. 2001 feudi di san gregorio serpico Italy (Other)
    2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico
    94
    WS
    Bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and mineral character and hints of dried flowers; full-bodied, with spicy fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  24. 2001 gaja sperss barolo Barolo
    2001 Gaja Sperss Barolo
    95
    AG
    The 2001 Sperss is the alter ego to the Conteisa. It is a decidedly powerful, virile wine with plenty of Serralunga muscle in its powerful, brooding personality. Tobacco, mint, cru..." Learn More
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    As low as $400.00
  25. 2001 grand puy lacoste Bordeaux Red
    2001 Grand Puy Lacoste
    93
    VM
    The 2001 Grand Puy-Lacoste is a vintage that I have not tasted for a decade. It’s showing some signs of bricking on the rim. The bouquet does not quite have the intensity of ..." Learn More
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    As low as $129.00
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