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. 2010 batailley Bordeaux Red
    2010 Batailley
    94
    JS
    Aromas of freshly sliced mushrooms and dark fruits. Full body, with an incredible depth of fruit and finesse here. The tannins are amazing quality. Love the texture. Give it four t..." Learn More
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    As low as $62.99
  2. 2010 beausejour duffau Bordeaux Red
    2010 Beausejour Duffau
    100
    RP
    The 2010 is a more structured, masculine and steely version of the utterly compelling 2009. Tasting like black raspberry confiture with subtle notes of graphite and crushed chalk a..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $3,579.00
  3. 2010 branaire ducru Bordeaux Red
    2010 Branaire Ducru
    95
    DEC
    A vintage that just no question suits the soils of St-Julien. This is yet again showcasing the best of this property, with well placed juicy tannins and overall clear balance. Eleg..." Learn More
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    As low as $119.00
  4. 2010 brovia barolo brea vigna camia Barolo
    2010 Brovia Barolo Brea Vigna Ca'Mia
    97
    AG
    Smoke, tar, earthiness and licorice add gorgeous dimensions of complexity in the 2010 Barolo Brea Vigna Ca’ Mia. Here, too, the flavors are remarkably bright and focused. The..." Learn More
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    As low as $270.00
  5. 2010 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    2010 Calon Segur
    97
    WE
    This is an architectural wine, very classical in its structure like so many of the top wines of 2010. It's powered by ripe tannins and beautiful black currant fruits. While the win..." Learn More
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    As low as $245.00
  6. 2010 canon Bordeaux Red
    2010 Canon
    96+
    RP
    Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Canon features wonderfully expressive notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and baked black cherries with hints of mocha, bay leaves and fallen leav..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    5L
    As low as $190.00
  7. 2010 chapoutier hermitage de loree Hermitage
    2010 Chapoutier Hermitage de L'Oree
    100
    RP
    There are 716 cases of the 2010 Ermitage de l’Oree. I have been following this cuvee since its debut vintage and this 100% Marsanne possesses more richness than most Burgundy..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $675.00
  8. 2010 chateau lilian ladouys Bordeaux Red
    2010 Chateau Lilian Ladouys
    94
    WE
    Obviously wood-aged, with a smoky toast flavor, this is a wine that shows the power of Saint-Estèphe tannins in full force. At the same time, there is a blackberry character..." Learn More
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    As low as $66.99
  9. 2010 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    2010 Cheval Blanc
    100
    JD
    Showing even better than a bottle a few years ago, the 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc is perfection in a glass and wine doesn’t get any better. As with the 2009, it’s a powe..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,270.00
  10. 2010 clarendon hills astralis Australia Red
    2010 Clarendon Hills Astralis
    100
    RP
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice und..." Learn More
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    As low as $275.00
  11. 2010 clos des papes cdp Chateauneuf du Pape
    2010 Clos Des Papes CDP
    99+
    RP
    Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushe..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $945.00
  12. 2010 clos fourtet Bordeaux Red
    2010 Clos Fourtet
    98
    RP
    The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  13. 2010 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    2010 Cos D'estournel
    99
    RP
    Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way t..." Learn More
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    As low as $450.00
  14. 2010 cos labory Bordeaux Red
    2010 Cos Labory
    92
    JS
    Aromas of currants with blueberries and blackberries. Full body, with integrated tannins and a very pretty finish. This has lovely sweet fruit and length. Nicely done here. Try in ..." Learn More
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    As low as $80.00
  15. 2010 daiguilhe Bordeaux Red
    2010 D'Aiguilhe
    92
    WS
    Very lush and expressive, with caressing plum sauce, mulled blueberry and blackberry fruit and melted licorice and warm fruitcake flavors, all gliding together through the finish. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  16. 2010 dyquem Dessert White
    2010 d'Yquem
    98+
    JG
    (Château d’Yquem (Sauternes)) The 2010 Château d’Yquem is an utterly stunning young wine and a very worthy follow-up to the magical wine produced at this es..." Learn More
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    As low as $280.00
  17. 2010 dal forno romano amarone Italy (Other)
    2010 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
    98
    DEC
    (Romano Dal Forno, Monte Lodoletta, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, Red) 2010 is a more considered vintage compared to the outright opulence of 2009, but it's no shrinki..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  18. 2010 domaine grand veneur cdp vieilles vignes Chateauneuf du Pape
    2010 Domaine Grand Veneur CDP Vieilles Vignes
    100
    RP
    A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bottle blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- ..." Learn More
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    As low as $569.00
  19. 2010 Domaine Jean Jacques Confuron Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru
    2010 Domaine Jean Jacques Confuron Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $925.00
  20. 2010 drouhin musigny Burgundy Red
    2010 Drouhin Musigny
    100
    JG
    (Musigny- Maison Joseph Drouhin) I simply cannot imagine a better example of young Musigny than the Joseph Drouhin 2010. The deep, pure and utterly profound bouquet offers up a mag..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,599.00
  21. 2010 faugeres Bordeaux Red
    2010 Faugeres
    95
    JS
    Very fruity and rich wine with dried strawberries and blackberries. Full body, with an opulent palate of ripe fruit and toasted oak. Yet racy and refined with a beautiful balance. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $80.00
  22. 2010 fombrauge Bordeaux Red
    2010 Fombrauge
    92
    JS
    Soft red fruit and fresh coffee. Some chocolate and spice. Beautifully textured fruit on the palate with a bright acidity and velvety tannins. Very long and smooth finish. So enjoy..." Learn More
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    As low as $70.00
  23. 2010 futo California Red
    2010 Futo
    98
    AG
    The flagship 2010 Futo is rich, deep and implosive. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha, licorice, spices and leather all flesh out in a dark, brooding wine loaded with class and perso..." Learn More
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    As low as $635.00
  24. 2010 gaja barbaresco Barbaresco
    2010 Gaja Barbaresco
    95
    WE
    Gaja's classic Barbaresco is gorgeous in 2010, showing an intense perfume of violet, earth and ripe red fruits punctuated by balsamic notes. The palate delivers rich wild cherry no..." Learn More
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    As low as $330.00
  25. 2010 gaja barbaresco sori san lorenzo Barbaresco
    2010 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo
    98
    RP
    A banner wine for Gaja, the 2010 Sori San Lorenzo brings the infinite and ethereal aromas associated with Nebbiolo into startling focus and clarity. Again, like the Sori Tildin, th..." Learn More
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    As low as $559.00
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