'Tis the season for holiday gatherings, gift shopping, celebrations and more! Events seem to pile up all at once this time of year, so one thing you certainly shouldn’t have to stress over is the wine list. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re choosing the perfect bottle to pair with your holiday menu or simply want a bottle to uncork while watching your favorite holiday movie, we’ve got you covered! Pour yourself a glass and read on to discover our wine recommendations for the holidays.
Celebrate the Holidays with the Classics
If you’d agree that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but still want to enjoy the world of wine through your glass, our Classic Series can take you on a journey through old world wine regions. From Chianti to Bordeaux, these reds are called “classics” for a reason. Perfect for pairing with many holiday dishes, these wines are also great “winter warmers.”
There’s just something about drinking Italian reds during the holiday season. Both of these regions produce the most iconic expression of their grapes: from Chianti’s Sangiovese to Abruzzo’s Montepulciano. These wines are quintessential for pairing with hearty dishes and will make for the perfect house reds through the holiday season and into the new year.
Does it get more classic than Bordeaux and Côtes du Rhône? These wines come from two of France’s most famous wine regions, but they couldn’t be more different! Lot 166 Bordeaux is a Merlot + Cabernet Sauvignon blend while Lot 162 Côte du Rhône is made with Syrah + Grenache. Enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with roast lamb or opt for Côte du Rhône to pair with spiced holiday ham.
Crowd Pleasers: California Sips
When we’re looking for a wine to please the crowd, pair with a holiday meal, gift to a wine lover, or simply to relax with by the fire - our California Reserve selections are our go-to. From Russian River Pinot Noir to Napa Cabernet, these are wines that work with just about any holiday occasion. A little step up in price from our core wines, these reserve selections never cease to impress, and make it easy to explore some of California’s most iconic wine regions.
Russian River Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world. These wines are not only delicious, but they also pair with a great variety of holiday dishes.
Napa Valley: Lot 94 Cabernet Sauvignon
What would a holiday dinner be without a great bottle of Cabernet on the table? Lot 94 is a gem from the beautiful region of Napa Valley..with lavish notes of black currant, mocha, and savory herbs, this wine will pair well with your carefully curated holiday dinners and will be just great on its own.
Stags Leap: Lot 224 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Remember we mentioned a gift for wine lovers in your life? This is it! Believe us when we tell you Stags Leap is one of California's mosdt celebrated wine regions for a reason. The distinct gravelly soil produces some of th ebest Cab the world has to offer, and this one comes at an incredible value. This is truly an age-worthy red meant to be savored.
It isn’t a party until you break out the bubbly, so we couldn’t forget about our sparkling wines for all of your upcoming celebrations. Lot 50 Prosecco makes for the perfect aperitif to get the festivities started, or reach for Lot 197 Prosecco Rosé when mixing up your favorite sparkling holiday cocktail. We rounded up all the ways you can enjoy bubbles through the holiday season, you can check out the full post here!
These are just a handful of the wonderful wines we have to offer for you to enjoy with family and friends this holiday season. Check out the rest of our portfolio to discover some other wines that will be sure to impress, like our Lot 26 Barolo from Italy or our Lot 209 Bourgueil from the Loire Valley in France... just to name a few! We’re thankful to be a part of your holiday celebrations and hope that the rest of your season is filled with good company, good food, and great wine. Cheers!