The Holidays are busy times for all of us, with numerous family gatherings, parties, and special dinners to attend or even host. The wine experts at Bottles are here to take the stress out of the Holidays by helping you select great wines for any occasion. Need a handsome hostess gift? Having a few people over to your home? Choose from our top 9 Holiday wine picks – they are sure fire bets to please any wine lover, novice or expert.
Laetitia Chardonnay, California – Mouth filling and spirited fruit flavors of Bosc pear, pineapple and ripe lemon. Great to sip on as an aperitif or with warm appetizers.
Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, California – One of the most iconic wines from California! Great balance between lively acidity and rich flavors of Golden Delicious apple, white peach, a hint of vanilla and a touch of butter.
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, France – Delicate, elegant and balanced with striking freshness of the floral and fruity fragrances of lemon and bergamot orange coupled with richer notes of butter, vanilla sugar and hazelnuts.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, France — From one of Champagne’s oldest houses and is bottled in the traditional bottle shape from the 1800s. Impressive power and elegance with exotic ground spice, orange zest, anise and jasmine flavors and aromas. An invigorating finish and an excellent gift for anyone, including yourself!
Château Vaisinerie St Emilion, Bordeaux, France – Smooth, lush and voluptuous wine – a really special treat for yourself or any wine lover. Mostly Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc blended in for an expressive nose and flavors of ripe bramble fruit, wet crushed stones, cedar and graphite. Excellent with prime rib, roast lamb, or rib eye steaks.
Château La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur, France – Impressive wine at an unbelievable price! From a great vintage and from just outside the famous St Emilion region. Big, ripe flavors of dark red currant, cherry and raspberry fruits coupled with cedar, tobacco and dark chocolate. Great with lamb or roast beef.
Château Blaignan Medoc, Bordeaux, France – A new top pick for staff and customers alike. Almost half and half Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc for added perfume and complexity. Pronounced notes of blackcurrant, black cherries and a hint of spice with a rich, smooth body and velvety tannins.
Happy Holiday! (Good luck….)
The Bottles Team