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. 2011 aubert ritchie vineyard chardonnay California White
    2011 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
    96
    AG
    The 2011 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is utterly magnificent. I especially like the way the 2011 is at once unbelievably rich, but not at all heavy. Yellow stone fruit, light floral..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $185.00
  2. 2011 Chateau Suduiraut
    2011 Chateau Suduiraut
    96
    JS
    The dried-mango and pineapple character is so delicious in this wine. It’s full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a pretty density and a fruity finish. Wonderful balance to this ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $34.99
  3. 2011 domaine de chevalier Bordeaux Red
    2011 Domaine de Chevalier
    96
    WE
    95-97. Barrel sample. A powerful wine that's full of wood and ripe tropical-fruit flavors. It also has an intensely mineral structure that powers the wine right through to the conc..." Learn More
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    As low as $74.95
  4. 2011 gazin Bordeaux Red
    2011 Gazin
    93+
    RP
    A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $89.95
  5. 2011 la conseillante Bordeaux Red
    2011 La Conseillante
    93+
    JG
    (Château La Conseillante) The big news at La Conseillante is that Jean-Paul Berrouet, formerly the Director at Château Pétrus, has begun consulting at the estate..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $165.00
  6. 2011 peby faugeres Bordeaux Red
    2011 Peby Faugeres
    95
    RP
    One of the super classics of the vintage, the 2011 Peby Faugeres (100% Merlot) exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of acacia flowers, blueberries, raspber..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  7. 2011 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    2011 Trotanoy
    96
    JG
    The 2011 Trotanoy is one of the wines of the vintage and an absolute classic in the making. The deep, pure and utterly brilliant nose soars from the glass in a blaze of red and bla..." Learn More
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    As low as $435.00
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