Planning a meal means planning a budget. Whether you are having an intimate Thanksgiving or celebrating with a large group of friends and family, we have a variety of wines that will please everyone and can easily be paired with your holiday fare. From rich reds to vibrant whites and beautiful bubbly choices from around the globe, we have a lucky seven selection to make your wine buying easy.
Cantine Riondo Valpolicella DOC Superiore “Casalforte” (SRP $15.99) This wine’s has luscious fruit flavors such as of cherries, plums, and red berries. With a friendly price point, this it is an excellent choice for the holidays. Have a few bottles on hand. Riondo winery has embraced sustainable practices choosing eco-friendly materials, reducing the weight of its bottles, using solar panels and reducing packaging waste.
Producer website: Cantine Riondo
Renwood Estate Ranch Zinfandel 2019 (SRP $25) This wine from the Sierra Foothills of Califorina wine has a deep purple color with a red rim. On the nose, there’s freshness with wild huckleberry, blackberry, and a sweet plum aroma. The aromas are echoed in the flavors, and the palate has soft, rounded edges, and a medium-full density. The finish is long, flowing, and generous with mulberries, blueberries, cocoa powder, and vanilla.
Producer website: Renwood Estate Ranch
Sea Sun Chardonnay 2021(SRP: $18) is a California Chardonnay has a character that speaks to the unique coastal regions where it is sourced. The result is a wine that combines some of the favorite characteristics of this varietal, with fruit flavors, oak and acidity in harmony and balance. Both lush and crisp, with scents of lemon zest and flavors of peaches and apricots, this wine suits a wide range of palates.
Producer website: Sea Sun
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2020 (SRP: $19) This vibrant wine encapsulates the hallmarks of a classic Marlborough Pinot Noir and it is one of the few great Pinot Noirs found under $20. This vivacious and aromatic red boasts notes of strawberries, raspberries, and red cherries on the nose and an array of juicy summer fruit with flavors of fresh coffee and deep cocoa. Its balanced acidity and medium-bodied nature are sure to introduce a deeper fascination for New Zealand’s exceptional wine offerings.
Producer website: Villa Maria
Head High 2021 Zinfandel, Sonoma County (SRP $25). This is an expressive Zinfandel with grapes sourced from the top vineyard sites in Sonoma County. This lovely red wine has generous aromas of dried cherries and plums and a soft, appealing texture. It’s a classic well-balanced Zinfandel from Sonoma that has a wonderful complexity and a fine structure. It is an easy wine to pair with food and also makes for a delightful sip.
Producer website: Head High Wines
Pasqua Prosecco Treviso DOC Brut (SRP: $15) This sparkling wine made using the Charmat method, produced with 100% of the “Glera” grape varietal, native to the Treviso area. In this land there are the best soils and weather conditions, ensuring a wine with unique characteristics. It is a vivacious and fresh wine that is versatile and quaffable, suitable for all occasions.
Producer website: Pasqua
Sandeman Port Founders Reserve (SRP $20.99) The wine has an intense, brillian ruby red color. The rich red fruit aromas create an elegant reflection of powerful flavors. The wine has the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age. While Port is often served as a dessert wine, its qualities also make it ideal to accompany your cheese board or charcuterie.
Producer website: Sandeman
When considering these wines, be certain to visit the producers’ web sites that will give you more information about their history, winemakers, area of production, and the company’s portfolio. Raise a glass and cheers!
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