Straw yellow color with pale green reflections when held in the light. Lemon curd, fresh lemon, jasmine and other white flowers on the nose with more lemon and a touch of honey on the palate.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: The perfect way to start 12 Nights of Wine. Wash away the lingering Gingerbread Spiced, Pumpkin Spiced, Fermented Turmeric or whatever kind of lattes that got you through your hectic day and prepare your palate for the next 11 stunning wines.
A pale yellow wine that takes its color and runs with it. Amongst the yellow notes are white peach and yellow flowers on the nose, ripe pear and juicy Dinosaur Egg pluot on the palate.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Easy and satisfying, like walking on crunchy Autumn leaves. Expertly tested and proven to expedite the wrapping of presents though sometimes with a touch less-tidy results. (They’re just going to rip it open anyways…)
The palate is silky and generous thanks to the later harvesting of Chenin blanc grapes. Flavors of honeyed apple, ripe pineapple and rich apricot end with mouthwatering acidity to tie everything together, like a tart-then-sweet Sour Patch Kid. Don’t be put off by the demi-sec moniker, this Vouvray has just a trace of sweetness to carry the beautiful ripe fruit flavors.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Cheese and crackers! Take out the Boursin and salty crackers or strong blue and fruit preserves and make it a “fancy” night. You deserve it.
Passion fruit, mango, rose petal and lychee notes swarm you as almost-sweet-yet-crisp fruit-syrup and Turkish Delight scents round things out.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Use that discount code you’ve been holding onto for your favorite food ordering app and add some hot Thai or Indian takeout to your cart. This weighty white (it’s just winter weight!) is beautiful with spicy food.
In the last 20 years only one vintage has been rated 99 across the board: 2010. This historic vintage is just now starting to come around in the glass; whereas 2 years ago the wines were tight and closed off, now they open with blackberry, blueberry and a density and smokiness/spiciness that only time can achieve. Supple, silky harmonious tannins on the finish are the last reminder of the cozy yarn Father Time uses to weave magical nuances on Bordeaux wine.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: As classic as "It's A Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve. Enjoy this last glass while getting ready for your holiday party or making final preparations for the big day. Happy Holidays from all of us here at VINEBOX. You got this!
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