A sémillon heavy blend makes for a rich and tropical fruit filled bouquet of lychee and honeysuckle. The Sauvignon Blanc dominates the palate with tart, zesty lime and under ripe kiwi, like you forgot to cut off all of the skin. The Semillon lends itself to mouthfeel here with a nice weight and texture and also to complementary floral undertones.
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 big, rich Burgundy from one of our favorite female winemakers. Complex in that amongst the normal cherry and strawberry jam notes there is a strong whisper of Dr. Pepper and Cola flavors - almost cherry cola or fig like. Have no fear, the feminine touch is present in that the wine finishes light and airy. Truly a feat, and one that takes a woman's touch to achieve.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Light meats, lightly spiced dark meats and dark spiced fall scented candles. Be sure to savor this one - or not. It’s the holidays, so you do you.
The heavy presence of Mourvédre in this blend makes for a strong character in a light wine. Intense fruit and floral notes of stargazer lily and fresh cut strawberries are almost concentrated in nature. Following the initial outburst of scents come notes of peach, pomegranate and delicate spice notes to balance out the wine.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Just close your eyes and think of that warm weather vacation coming up. Oh, and get some spicy take-out to pair with this wine, spicy seafood tacos would complete the mental vacation.
Super high quality Muscadet, a wine typically reserved for plastic cups and trips to the beach (which this would still be completely perfect for, btw.) Textured and rich from whole cluster pressing with fragrant almond flower and quince notes on first sniff. The mouthfeel is accentuated by flavors of sugar torched grapefruit, ripe lemon curd, fresh lemon oil and a distinctive chalky minerality that lengthens the finish. A real treat for a Muscadet.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Pop this one in your bag and bring it to a holiday blockbuster (wait, they made another Star Wars?!) A crisp white paired with buttered movie theatre popcorn and a matinée is perfection.
Named after the soft yellow-colored stone that dominates the central Loire Valley and vineyards. The wine is firm and still young but softens in the glass into delicious flavors of ripe, perfumed black fruits and juicy acidity.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Works wonderfully alongside putting the TV news cycle on mute, unplugging and reading a book. Fiction, please!
Dense tannins, powerful black fruits and very fine acidity. Almost black in color, the wine is graceful amongst its power. Aged for over 20 months, including 12 in barrels, the wine is ready to be enjoyed as soon as the winery releases it, with an additional few years of aging potential for those with patience. Notes of roasted nuts, toast and coffee mingle with candied black fruits and a seemingly melted oak flavor. Yum.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: You won't care if everybody is smiling in the family portrait or not after drinking this wine as the complex flavors and myriad aromas will have your mind occupied for hours ;)
A fun and unique wine made from grapes left to mature a touch longer on the vine, concentrating the fruit flavors to pie-filling like richness. However, the wine is then vinified dry - not sweet! - and aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak to maintain all of the mature fruit characteristics. Just enough velvety smooth tannins surround the core of ripe blackcurrant jam, raspberry pastry-filling and just a touch of floral-scented wood.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: The bold aromas of the wine do well to help drown out the sounds of family arguing, children demanding dino-shaped chicken nuggets, and Fortnite sounds in the background.
Bright white in the glass with crystalline reflections of green and lemon yellow. Meyer lemon, white cherry, green plum and fresh cut herbs blend together with balanced acidity and texture.
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 somewhat weighty white (it’s just winter weight!) is beautiful with spicy food.
Concentrated dark fruits and clove with touches of blood orange and cranberry with perfumey tannins. 2014 was a colder vintage that lacks longevity but makes up for it in expressiveness and accounts for some of the most austere and BIG wines from Barolo!
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.
Brilliant and bright with notes of fresh apricots, rainier cherries, freshly chopped Serrano chiles and a hint of lychee. Refreshing and brisk, this blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle from Bordeaux’s Cadillac zone is lively and oh-so-easy to enjoy.
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…)
7 years is a comfortable amount of time to hold-off on opening your Médoc Bordeauxs. This 2012 still has a whisper of youth on the nose with tight black fruit dominating the aromas, but as of this year is starting to show its true colors. Dark plum, mushroom and vanilla notes from the oak that have yet to fully integrate into the wine. The tannins are more present now and will only fade and smooth over with age, so if BIG wines are your thing, surprisingly the youngest in the vertical may be your favorite!
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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