The stockings and twinkle lights have been hung with care, gingerbread men are baking in the oven, and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas album is playing softly in the background. Before the holiday chaos starts, you’re already snuggling up by the fire with a glass of red wine. After enjoying each sip, you’re checking off items on that pesky holiday-task list like a champ. While you’re more organized than Santa himself, the only item you just happen to be stuck on is which wine to purchase for your upcoming holiday extravaganza.
With so many different tastes and preferences, it can certainly be a daunting fete to please everyone. But wait, don’t go getting your tinsel in a tangle just yet, we’ve narrowed down a few of the best holiday wines sure to please every palate this holiday season.
Limited Edition FitVine 2016 Lodi Holiday Blend Bottle
An iconic rich, bold, powerful blend of decadent black fruits, dark raspberry, with a touch of chocolate. This wine embodies a robust full body character, and ultra-smooth, ultra-refined tannins. The finish will linger to make you want more.
FitVine wines contain:
– Less sugar
– Fewer carbs, calories, and sulfites
– No flavor additives or GMOs
Columbia Crest 2016 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.
This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. The wine was aged predominately in oak barrels, both new and old French and American, for approximately 6 months.
14 Hands Rosé 2017
14 Hands wines are inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington.
This Syrah-based Rosé opens with delicate aromas of rose petals and rhubarb. Refreshing flavors of melon and strawberries are followed closely by a kick of citrus in the finish. Winemaker Keith Kenison takes a practical approach to winemaking—really letting the fruit express itself with as few manipulations as possible.