Our Favorite Wines
Chilly evenings. Gatherings with friends. The Big Meal. No time calls for wine quite like the holidays. Here’s what we’re warming up and winding down with.
A crisp, Greek White. Opulent aromas of ripe apricot and orange peel with a fresh clean finish. Food-friendly.
Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon
A complex French White. Freshly cut herbs and delicate fruits on the nose. Hints of red bell pepper lead to a lovely minerality in the elegant finish. Goes well with turkey.
Zesty and crisp with aromas of honeysuckle and white peach. Anise, fennel and a hint of oak show in the respectably lengthy finish. Another winner for turkey dinner.
Grace Lane Riesling
A medium dry with delicate notes of fresh green apple and crisp white peach. Satisfyingly long, full finish. Serve with honey-glazed ham.
Roger d’Anoia Cava
A Spanish sparkler with lively effervescence and bright notes of green apple and pear. Ripe and round with a touch of sweetness in the well-balanced finish. Pairs well with everything!
Allan Scott Marlborough Pinot Noir
Black cherries and violets move to a pleasant earthiness on the nose. A velvety harmonious finish of smoky oak, subtle spice and raspberry. Serve with bronzed salmon, duck breast or spiral cut ham.
Out-of-the-ordinary juicy with ripe red raspberries. Complex hints of licorice and cherry round out the sublime, lingering finish. Goes with glazed ham or smoked brisket.
Cercius Côtes du Rhône
Smoky and deep with complex smoky eucalyptus and berry aromas. Deep notes of kirsch liqueur, stewed fruits and plum. Hints of leather in the long, building finish. Pairs with savory lamb roast.
Les Hauts de Bel Air Merlot Cabernet
Elegantly powerful, with a surge of dark fruits and black pepper mingling and then moving to a rich, supple, lengthy finish. Serve with hearty stews.
Silky and robust, rich with aromas of spice and red ripe stone fruits. Excellent balance with a touch of oak in the earthy mineral-tinged finish. Small batch and limited bottling. Pair with pork roast.
Mat Kearney Verse & Chorus Napa Valley Red Wine
A collaboration between Nashville-based musician Mat Kearney and the winemakers at Peju Winery of Napa Valley. Intense notes of black currant, plum and cocoa lead to rich juicy dark berry flavors. Toasty hazelnut and roasted coffee in the very long finish. Pair with beef tenderloin medallions or prime rib.
Santa Julia Innovación Bonarda-Cabernet
A deeply complex and full-bodied Argentine Red. Forward notes of plum and cigar box, and then jammy flavors of dark ripe berries. Smoky savory notes show in the luscious finish. A fantastic party wine.