Friday, December 16, 2016

Discover Sonoma Wines For The Holidays

This holiday season, for those looking for wine to serve at a holiday meal or purchase as a gift for the hostess/ host this holiday season, we ask that you consider one of our favorites- Sonoma Wines.
The wines are great for the holidays and from nearby Sonoma County, California.  ( As you may know, we're staying just over the border in Arizona for the winter !)




These wines serve as the perfect holiday present, bringing together loved ones and adding unique flavors to every holiday feast – available at a range of price points. 

Below is a sample of wines that are available for purchase nationally, both in stores and online through their respective websites.



WHITES
·         Clos du Bois – Clos du Bois- 2014 Clos du Bois California Chardonnay ($15.00)
Brilliant silver straw yellow in color. Intense aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear, and sweet lemon drop are complemented by toasty oak, spice, and cream. The silky texture of the wine is overlaid with bright, juicy flavors of ripe apple and pear. The finish is long and fresh.



La Crema – La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($23.00)
The texture and bright notes of spice and apple in this Chardonnay are perfectly suited to the moist richness of a roast turkey and pair beautifully with many complementary dishes.

·         Gundlach Bundschu Winery – 2015 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer ($25.00)
This dry, crowd-pleasing Gewürz is an excellent accompaniment to a traditional holiday meal.

·         Chateau St. Jean Winery and Vineyard   Chateau St. Jean Robert Young Vineyard Pinot Blanc ($25.00) This incredibly food-friendly wine offers a rich texture, delicious lemon crème flavors and bright acidity that help cut through some of the richness of the Holiday meal.  

·         Migration Wines – 2014 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($32.00)
Excellent acidity keeps this wine bright and fresh, accentuating the flavors and making it a fantastic wine to pair with turkey.

·         Gloria Ferrer – Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée, 2007 – Carneros ($37.00)
To make the holidays truly sparkle, Royal Cuvée’s prestige cuvee is layered with complexity to pair beautifully with a wide variety of appetizers.



REDS
·         Ravenswood Zinfandel – 2013 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel ($18.50)
This wine is warm and flavorful, enveloping the senses with blueberry, blackberry, natural vanilla, and baking spice flavors.

·         Carol Shelton Wines – 2014 Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel ($19.00)
Carol’s Old Vine Zinfandel is a great red wine for any dinner party and pairs with a wide variety of foods with its complex and lush flavor.

·         Folie à Deux  – Folie à Deux Zinfandel 2013 ($20.00)
The rich flavors of the holiday season call for this decadent Zinfandel that can hold its own next to roasted turkey, rack of lamb and pasta Bolognese.

·         Murphy Goode Winery  Murphy-Goode Liar’s Dice Zinfandel ($21.00)
This juicy Zinfandel, with soft tannins and fresh, ripe flavors of black raspberry, black cherry and blackberry jam would be a winning pair with just about anything coming off the grill or smoker.

·         Decoy Wines  – 2014 Decoy Sonoma County Pinot Noir ($25.00)
This versatile wine features soft, velvety tannins and pure berry flavors make that can work with an array of holiday mains and side dishes.

·         Kendall - Jackson Wine – Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir ($26.00)
The lush fruit flavors of berry pie, wild strawberries and earth in this wine are delicious when paired with a traditional turkey and fresh cranberry sauce.

·         Matanzas Creek Winery – Matanzas Creek 2012 Merlot Sonoma County ($28.00)
With great balance and depth of flavor, this wine makes an elegant complement to the richer foods on the table.

·         Pedroncelli Winery – Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon ($36.00)
This wine pairs wonderfully with winter stews, braised beef or pork, prime rib, roasted Portobello mushroom or wild rice casserole.

·         The Calling Wine – The Calling 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($37.00)    
This Pinot Noir is premium enough to gift to wine lovers and approachable enough to serve to friends and family at home.

·         Rodney Strong Vineyards – 2013 Rodney Strong Symmetry ($55.00)
The harmonious red Meritage blend consists of five traditional Bordeaux varieties.

·         Sojourn Cellars – 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir ($59.00)
This smooth nectar provides an ideal pair with turkey and many sides that accompany traditional feasts.

·         Guarachi Family Wines – Guarachi Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2014 ($75.00)
The Sun Chase Pinot Noir is a luxury wine, ready to dazzle at any dinner party with a floral nose, tremendous fruit, fine tannins and lively acidity.


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2 comments:

Julie St John said...

Thank you for including our Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon from Pedroncelli! All the best to you in the New Year!

Monique Fullowka said...

You are very welcome- and thank you for the New Year's Wishes! We wish you well too!

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