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. 2008 antinori tignanello Super Tuscans/IGT
    2008 Antinori Tignanello
    94
    AG
    The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn't a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $149.00
  2. 2008 Besserat De Bellefon Champagne Cuvee Des Moines Brut Millesime
    2008 Besserat De Bellefon Champagne Cuvee Des Moines Brut Millesime
    93
    RP
    Tasted from the same lot as in June this year, the 2008 Cuvée des Moines Brut Millésime is very fine on the deep, ripe and elegant nose where the 31% Pinot Noir and P..." Learn More
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    As low as $62.99
  3. 2008 billecart salmon cuvee louis salmon brut blanc de blancs Champagne
    2008 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Louis Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs
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    As low as $189.00
  4. 2008 billecart salmon elisabeth salmon brut rose Champagne (Rose)
    2008 Billecart Salmon Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose
    98
    DEC
    (Billecart-Salmon, Elisabeth Salmon Rosé, Champagne, France, Rosé) A superb vintage of this renowned prestige cuvée, this is made from a base of 55% Pinot Noir..." Learn More
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    As low as $499.00
  5. 2008 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2008 Calon Segur
    94
    JG
    The 2008 Château Calon-Ségur is a superb example of this very classic vintage, and surprisingly, this wine was raised in fully one hundred percent new wood- surprising..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  6. 2008 clerc milon Bordeaux Red
    2008 Clerc Milon
    92
    DEC
    2008 was not quite at the level of brilliance we see from Clerc Milon today, but this is an excellent wine nonetheless. It opens and uncurls to reveal lush and dense black fruits w..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  7. 2008 clos du marquis Bordeaux Red
    2008 Clos du Marquis
    92+
    JG
    (Clos du Marquis) For several vintages now, Clos du Marquis has been effectively its own wine, as it hails from a specific section of vines each year within the Leoville Las Cases ..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.95
  8. 2008 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2008 Cos D'Estournel
    95
    JD
    The first vintage made at the new winery, the 2008 Cos d’Estournel is drinking beautifully today, with terrific complexity as well as a silky, polished style on the palate. M..." Learn More
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    As low as $370.00
  9. 2008 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2008 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    98
    AG
    The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella is compelling. With a little air, the tannins begin to soften, releasing a myriad of intense dark aromas and flavors. Bittersweet chocolate, clo..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  10. 2008 deutz champagne cuvee william deutz brut millesime Champagne
    2008 Deutz Champagne Cuvee William Deutz Brut Millesime
    97
    JS
    This is incredibly long and beautiful. It’s full-bodied, but comes across with so much finesse and complexity. It goes on for minutes. Compressed with very fine phenolics. On..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  11. 2008 edouard brun & cie vintage brut premier cru champagne Champagne
    2008 Edouard Brun & Cie Vintage Brut Premier Cru Champagne
    93
    RP
    Disgorged in June 2017 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 Brut Premier Cru Vintage is an assemblage of 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay fermented in cuves and 50% Premier Cru P..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $49.99
  12. 2008 gosset celebris extra brut rose Champagne (Rose)
    2008 Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Rose
    95
    DEC
    The skillfully crafted Gosset Champagnes remain in good hands with the current cellar master Odilon de Varine, as evidenced by this fascinating rosé Champagne. Over the past..." Learn More
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    As low as $219.00
  13. 2008 henriot brut millesime Champagne
    2008 Henriot Brut Millesime
    96
    DEC
    An undramatic, cloud-filled season came right in a late harvest in October. A textbook cool vintage of great ageing potential. The perfect 50/50 balance of mineral-stamped Chardonn..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.95
  14. 2008 la conseillante Bordeaux Red
    2008 La Conseillante
    95
    JD
    This reference point estate has turned out a classic, incredibly impressive Pomerol, and they compared their 2008 La Conseillante to their 1988. It has a complex, mature bouquet of..." Learn More
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    As low as $355.00
  15. 2008 latour Bordeaux Red
    2008 Latour
    96
    JD
    I continue to love the 2008 Château Latour, unquestionably in the top handful of wines in the vintage. A rich, powerful blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the re..." Learn More
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    As low as $859.00
  16. 2008 laurent perrier champagne brut millesime Champagne
    2008 Laurent Perrier Champagne Brut Millesime
    96
    WE
    While still young, this Champagne has all the makings of greatness. Produced from grand cru vineyards, it already balances ripe white fruits with a firm structure that will age wel..." Learn More
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    As low as $67.95
  17. 2008 leoville barton Bordeaux Red
    2008 Leoville Barton
    96
    WE
    A dense, beautifully structured wine. It shows intense, ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such class, surrounding the fruit, promising long aging..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  18. 2008 leoville poyferre Bordeaux Red
    2008 Leoville Poyferre
    94
    RP
    One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a “best buy” for a top-flight St.-Julien, this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  19. 2008 louis roederer cristal Champagne
    2008 Louis Roederer Cristal
    100
    JD
    The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in it..." Learn More
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    As low as $389.00
  20. 2008 luciano sandrone barolo cannubi boschis Barolo
    2008 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
    95
    AG
    The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis, from Sandrone's library release program, is very, very young. It is also interesting to taste the 2008 today, as it was made during a time in which..." Learn More
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    As low as $245.00
  21. 2008 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2008 Lynch Bages
    94
    JD
    The 2008 Lynch Bages is brilliant stuff as well as a textbook Pauillac. Revealing a still youthful ruby/purple color as well as impressive notes of graphite, cedar pencil, cassis, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  22. 2008 moet chandon dom perignon (luminous labels) Champagne
    2008 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon (Luminous Labels)
    98
    AG
    The 2008 Dom Pérignon is a huge, powerful Champagne and also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. This is one of the most reticent bottles I have tasted. So much so that..." Learn More
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    As low as $775.00
  23. 2008 moet chandon dom perignon rose Champagne
    2008 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose
    97
    AG
    The 2008 Dom Pérignon Rosé is magnificent. Rich and deep in the glass, the 2008 offers up an exotic mélange of aromas and flavors. Sweet red cherry, mint, oran..." Learn More
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    As low as $399.00
  24. 2008 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    2008 Mouton Rothschild
    96
    DEC
    Another hit, although this is not as glamorous as some vintages of Mouton. The expression here is just a little more Pauillac, rather than Mouton. Layers of blackberry and grilled ..." Learn More
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    As low as $760.00
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