2020 may be unusual but the holidays are still a time for friends and families to gather together and enjoy each other, to reminisce, bond, and share. It’s also a time to treat yourself to great holiday meals, seasonal treats, and hopefully, a little relaxation. So pour a few glasses of wine, sit back, and spend some quality time with relatives and good friends…even if by Zoom.
The Holiday Wine Collection
The leftover Thanksgiving turkey is gone and Santa Claus is coming to town. While Santa may look forward to milk and cookies, I look forward to tasting and enjoying beautiful Winter Seasonal wines with friends and family.
For those that also prefer wine as their holiday beverage of choice, there’s the Wines2door Holiday Collection; six special wines, chosen especially for the holidays in mind.
For this Holiday collection, we chose some of our best sellers, very recognizable and approachable wines for the novice as well as the connoisseur, so no one is left out!
Where do the best Pinot grigio come from? Alto Adige, Italy and this bottling from Elena Walch could well claim the pinnacle! Captivating nose of ripe pears, white pepper and a hint of sage; well structured with a mineral character, mild acidity, good richness and a vibrant finish. Try with shellfish, lobster…
Our most popular white from Marlborough, New Zealand, the Grove Mill Sauvignon blanc just received 90 Points at the Wine Spectator! “Whiffs of spice and smoke add a savory accent to the core of pear, lemon and tangerine flavors. Fresh, juicy acidity and a dash of honeysuckle show on the finish. (M.W.)”
A fine white for sipping or try with sushi and various salads.
From the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in the United States, Wente in Livermore, comes this beautiful red; delicate aromatics from dark cherry, ripe raspberry to cocoa powder. This Merlot is refined and well-balanced with medium to subtle tannins, finishing with bright acidity. Perfect for red meats, duck…
Les Tours de Charmail Haut-Medoc, a beautiful Bordeaux in a great vintage, crafted from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc, and petit verdot; notes of black fruits, cassis and black cherries; round and well balanced. The perfect friend for Filet of beef, hanger steak, and soft ripe cheeses.
Another best value according to the Wine enthusiast, the 9 Mile Road Shiraz Langhorne creek has had time to round off its hard edge and is now drinking perfect! 90 Points : “Don’t expect explosive fruit from this wine. It delivers a pungent, spicy mix of cola, roasted meat and black olives instead, cushioned by ample weight in the mouth and a broad, creamy texture.” Aussie Goodness!
The “Safari”is the flagship of the Ridgeback winery, made in very small quantities. A blend of 36% cabernet franc, 28% Cabernet sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and 10% Petit verdot, it is very inviting, warm, with lingering aromas of chocolate, dark fruits and blackberry on the nose; the palate is smooth and forceful yet elegant with fine grained tannins and multilayered flavors; you’ll want to have your family and friends around to savor this one!
The Perfect Holiday Gift
The Wines2door Holiday Collection makes the perfect gift. Like opening new presents again and again. 6 bottles of seasonal wines to enjoy with holiday meals, lift spirits, liven up the holidays, and show people you are thinking about them. Free shipping.