Second Labels

Who wants to deal with second best? Actually, when it comes to wine – I do! In the world of wine, second bests have their individual characters and usually firmly stand on their own. It is second labels of the famous wines we are talking about, and when you can’t get (or can’t afford) The Best, second best, a.k.a. Second Label, comes to the rescue.

Here is a reference for you with the names of some of the Second Label wines. If you think that something should be added here – by all means, please let me know and I will be glad to add to the table.


Primary Wine Second label
France – Bordeaux, 1st growth
Chateau Haut-Brion Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour Les Forts de Latour
Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton
France – Bordeaux, others
Chateau Ausone Chapelle d’Ausone
Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval
Château Rauzan-Ségla Ségla
Château Léoville-Las Cases Le Petit Lion de Marquis de las Cases (Clos du Marquis before 2007)
Château Léoville-Poyferré Château Moulin Riche
Château Léoville Barton La Réserve de Léoville Barton
Château Gruaud-Larose Sarget de Gruaud-Larose
Château Lascombes Chevalier de Lascombes
Château Pichon Longueville Baron Les Tourelles de Longueville
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou La Croix de Beaucaillou
Château Cos d’Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos
Chateau Valandraud Virginie de Valandraud
Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto
Ornellaia Le Serre Nouve, Le Volte
Vega Sicilia Unico Valbuena 5°
Alto Moncayo Alto Moncayo Veraton
Bodegas El Nido Clio
Clos Mogador Clos Manyetes
USA – California
Bryant Family DB4
Duckhorn Migration, Decoy
Harlan Estate Maiden
Pahlmeyer Jayson
Paul Hobbs Crossbarn
Screaming Eagle Leviathan
Quilceda Creek Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red
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