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Holiday Wine Picks 2021

“Affordable Category” Great by the case, nationally available party selections:

SPARKLING WINE

 

Codorníu Cava, Limited Edition, Brut Reserva. $12.99

Electric citrus parade in your mouth, Almond Blossoms a go-go, Briochy, Dried Persimmons, Super Festive, Crowd Pleaser

 

WHITE WINE

2020 Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast. $12.99

Refreshing, Killer Quaffer, Santa’s Little Helper, Lemony Deliciousness, Tasty Treat, Wet Sea Shells, Invigorating,  Fun!

 

RED WINE

 

2019 Sebastiani, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast. $13.99++

Crowd Pleaser, Holiday Spicey, Bing Crosby Sing-a-Long, Tastes like a present from the 3 wise men, Rich Black Cherries, Juicy Blackberries, Savory Goodness.

 

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“High End” Special splurge sippers for the holidays and beyond:

SPARKLING WINE

 

2017 Flaunt, Brut, Russian River Valley $48. (Free local delivery, shipping available to most states too)

Rich, Complex, Pretty, Flinty, Frosty Fabulous, Briochy, Ginger-not Marianne, Lemon Curd, Lingering & Luscious, Stardust Magic, Stunning Structure, Pink Lady Apples Dancing on your tongue. https://flauntwinecompany.com/

 

Runner Up: 2019 Marimar Estate, Blanc de Noirs, Russian River Valley https://www.marimarestate.com/

 

WHITE WINE

 

2019 Landmark, Chardonnay, Hilliard Bruce Vnyd. Sta. Rita Hills $45.

Luring floral notes, Luscious, Lemony, Complex, Spiced Pears, Juicy Golden Deliciousness, Elegant, Soft Selenity, Lemongrass, Steely – not Dan, Stunner, Salubrious & Seductive. https://www.landmarkwine.com/

 

Tie for Runner Up: 2016 Comstock Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast $60. https://www.comstockwines.com/  2018 Rodney Strong Vineyards, Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley $45. https://www.rodneystrong.com/

 

RED WINE 

 

2015 Alexander’s Crown, Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley $80

Myles Davis meets Rush, Deep & Mysterious, Elegant, Etheral, The Crowning Jewel, Dark & Sexy, Powerful, Will impress even the crankiest relative, Memorable, All the Feels, Trifle of Rich Black Fruits layered in Juicy Red & Blue Fruits, Superstar  https://www.rodneystrong.com/

 

Runner Up: 2018 Banshee, Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Vnyd, Sonoma Coast $70.  https://www.bansheewines.com/

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