5 Festive Wines to Enjoy This Christmas

December 9, 2019


It’s almost time to deck the halls, break out a bottle of wine, and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. Here are five of the most festive wines just in time for the holidays

Whether you’re looking for a bottle to bring to your office gift exchange or to leave alongside some cookies for Santa, here are five winter wines that are perfect for sipping with celebrating the holiday season:

Ridge Three Valleys Red

Cozy up by the fireplace with your friends as you relax after a fun-filled day of opening presents and baking holiday cookies. With notes of ripe brambly fruit, orange peel, and Christmas spice is a full-bodied red blend wine from California classic Ridge Vineyards.

Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2009

Welcome the Christmas season with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head (and in your glass). Sourced from the Veneto region of Italy, this full-bodied wine contains notes of sugar-dusted dark plums, dark cherries, dark chocolate, candied prunes and raisins, and spice. Retailing at around $115, it’s perfect for a special occasion.

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

Fresh and crisp, this Chardonnay has notes of pineapple and peach flavors reminiscent of the Chardonnay grape. However, it’s light, which means it won’t overpower your meal. Available for just $13 a bottle, it makes a great gift or dinner accompaniment.

Priest Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

If white wine is your (metaphorical) cup of tea, you won’t want to miss out on trying Priest Ranch Sauvignon Blanc ($22). Crisp and cool, its taste runs the range from vanilla to passionfruit to melons. It’s the perfect celebratory drink to sip as the kids open gifts.

Long Shadow Poet’s Leap Riesling

This prize-winning Riesling ($20) hails from Washington and has a dry style. Notes of juicy kumquat and grapefruit pair with white peach with a pleasant dose of minerality underneath. The wine pairs perfectly with turkey, ham, and other holiday-themed desserts.

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