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. 2003 ausone Bordeaux Red
    2003 Ausone
    100
    RP
    Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored eff..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,895.00
  2. 2003 Benjamin Romeo La Vina de Andres Romeo
    2003 Benjamin Romeo La Vina de Andres Romeo
    95
    RP
    A real blockbuster, the 2003 La Vina de Andres Romeo (100% Tempranillo) is exquisite, but, again, a mere 200 bottles will make it to America. Lucky readers who run across a bottle,..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.95
  3. 2003 branaire ducru Bordeaux Red
    2003 Branaire Ducru
    94
    JS
    Extremely perfumed, with currants, blackberries, and flowers on the nose. Full bodied, with a solid core of beautiful fruit and super chewy, yet polished tannins. This is a brick h..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  4. 2003 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2003 Calon Segur
    95
    WS
    Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage. B..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $879.00
  5. 2003 canon Bordeaux Red
    2003 Canon
    93
    JS
    The fruit is full and juicy, with beautiful round tannins. Nice dark fruits on the palate and on the nose, with tropical, almost mango undertones. The finish is wonderful, with it&..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  6. 2003 cantenac brown Bordeaux Red
    2003 Cantenac Brown
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  7. 2003 climens Dessert White
    2003 Climens
    97
    RP
    No written review provided | 97 RPLoads of honey, maple syrup, dried apricot and spice. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a refined, spicy character. Pretty wine. Masses of botrytis...." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  8. 2003 colgin herb lamb vineyard California Red
    2003 Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard
    95
    WE
    Almost black in color. Flavors are of blackberry, cassis, Provençal herbs; the 100% new oak adds rich toast and char notes. Tannins are brilliant, dense and fluffy. Grown at..." Learn More
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    As low as $399.00
  9. 2003 conterno fantino barolo vigna del gris Barolo
    2003 Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris
    92
    AG
    The 2003 Barolo Vigna del Gris has aged nicely. Signature floral and spice notes meld into a core of bright red fruit. This south-east facing site tends to produce a fresher more a..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.95
  10. 2003 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2003 Cos D'estournel
    98
    JS
    A dense and powerful wine as always with very ripe fruit yet an underlying freshness and complexity with tobacco, dried fruit and fresh spices such as lemon grass and Thai basil. L..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  11. 2003 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2003 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    96
    WE
    Monte Lodoletta Amarone is an exercise in extraction. The wine is absolutely black. Aromas are concentrated and intense and the wine is equally enormous in the mouth thanks to the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  12. 2003 doisy daene cuvee lextravagance Dessert White
    2003 Doisy Daene Cuvee L'Extravagance
    99
    RP
    No written review provided | 99 RPDoesn't give much on the nose, with subtle lemon, honey, tangerine and apricot. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a long finish. Thick and compacte..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  13. 2003 drc montrachet Burgundy White
    2003 DRC Montrachet
    97
    RP
    Sumptuous aromas of spices, yellow plums and buttery toast are found in the nose of the medium to full-bodied 2003 Montrachet. A dense, layered, ample wine of awesome power, it is ..." Learn More
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    As low as $13,610.00
  14. 2003 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    2003 Ducru Beaucaillou
    94
    DEC
    There are markers of a hot vintage in this wine, no question, but they translate into a beautifully exotic saffron and clove edge. The tannins are still present, surprisingly so, a..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  15. 2003 fattoria galardi terra di lavoro Italy (Other)
    2003 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro
    94
    AG
    Galardi did a fabulous job with the 2003 Terra di Lavoro in this torrid, challenging vintage. This is a dark, muscular Terra di Lavoro loaded with imposing dark fruit wrapped aroun..." Learn More
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    As low as $180.00
  16. 2003 fombrauge Bordeaux Red
    2003 Fombrauge
    91
    RP
    One would think Fombrauge was a wine to drink in its first decade of life, but this 2003 proves otherwise. Lots of cedar, fruitcake, spice box, black currant and cherry notes jump ..." Learn More
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    As low as $65.00
  17. 2003 grand puy lacoste Bordeaux Red
    2003 Grand Puy Lacoste
    92
    WS
    Blackberry and licorice aromas, with full body, very fine tannins and a long finish. Very silky. So much for jammy wines in 2003. Very fresh and refined. Best after 2008. 15,555 ca..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  18. 2003 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    2003 Gruaud Larose
    92
    WS
    Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak, sweet tobacco and espresso. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I like the texture. Best after 2010. Tasted twice, with ..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.00
  19. 2003 imparato montevetrano Italy (Other)
    2003 Imparato Montevetrano
    94+
    VM
    Deep ruby-red color. Extremely elegant aromas of ripe red fruits, plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice and blond tobacco, with a strong mineral streak. Silky-sweet in the mouth, with b..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  20. 2003 la mondotte Bordeaux Red
    2003 La Mondotte
    96
    RP
    A killer wine (I’m so sorry I didn’t buy any), the 2003 La Mondotte is clearly one of the superstars of the vintage. An intriguing perfume of licorice, Asian soy, black..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $270.00
  21. 2003 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    2003 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    RP
    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensa..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,455.00
  22. 2003 lafleur Bordeaux Red
    2003 Lafleur
    97
    WS
    This is a really long wine. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Full and dense yet refined and linear. Very racy, with plum, berry and floral character. Fantastic. No jam here. Thi..." Learn More
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    As low as $930.00
  23. 2003 lascombes Bordeaux Red
    2003 Lascombes
    94
    RP
    This sumptuous, rich, complex Margaux reveals a fragrant nose of cedarwood, spring flowers, spice box, black currants and earth. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a dens..." Learn More
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    As low as $150.00
  24. 2003 latour Bordeaux Red
    2003 Latour
    100
    RP
    Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this w..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $1,199.00
  25. 2003 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2003 Leoville Barton
    98
    WS
    Intense blackberry and cherry, with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins yet incredibly..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
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