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 deep violet color with aromas of dark red fruits, cedarwood, white pepper and black plum. The finish lingers with spicy notes, red fruits and marjoram. Made from a blend of indigenous grape Duras and Fer, the local name for Cabernet Franc!
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Enjoy while putting the TV news cycle on mute, unplugging and reading a book. Fiction, please!
Classic Muscadet with a bright, pale yellow color with scents of pear, peach and grapefruit. The palate opens with citrus and lively minerality and the mouthfeel is velvet smooth thanks to aging on lees.
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…)
A crisp and fruity red grown on the Alpine slopes of Savoie. Soils consisting of glacial deposits of lime and other minerals keep the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors lean, but still fruit forward. Round and lively, these easy drinking reds from the foothills of the Alps always show great acidity and an outburst of fruit immediately in the glass.
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.
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: Pop this one in your bag and bring it to a holiday blockbuster (wait, they made another Star Wars?!) A crisp white paired with movie theatre popcorn and a matinée is perfection.
Cabernet that's ready to drink now (yes, please!) Seductive aromas of cherries, blueberries and rhubarb enrobed in warm scents of dark chocolate, juniper and tobacco are silkier than Mr. Grey's tie collection. All of those scents translate to palate, bringing along with them smooth tannins that further up the sexiness of the wine inside. Whew.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Think of it as an intermezzo, before the final five wines. This juicy, Italian Cabernet pairs with pretty much everything and is a real crowd pleaser, unlike Buzz’s girlfriend. Woof.
Ripe pink grapefruit and tropical fruits greet you in the glass before cherry preserves, tart raspberry and green strawberries take over.
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 rosé (it’s just winter weight!) is beautiful with spicy food.
Our first wine aged sous-voile, or under the delicate flor veil of yeast like sherry or vermouth! This intentionally oxidized Chardonnay blend is polarizing to say the least, but any fans of Sherry will be doing backflips out of excitement. The nose is savory and sweet, like soy sauce coated cashews in a field of citrus flowers. The palate is a cacophony of flavors and experiences: spice, freshness, fatness, acidity, nuttiness, perfume and a hint of creaminess.
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 ;)
2011 was a tough year for Bordeaux, especially following the historic harvest 2010 was. However, that doesn’t always mean a bad thing when you’re talking about wines that “need age.” Due to low yields and lower alcohol, the 2011s are peaking right now! Expect a nose dominated by subtle leather and violently aromatic cherry, a concentrated palate with noticeably brighter tannins and acids than the previous vintage.
HOLIDAY PAIRING: Perhaps the only 8 year old company you want to spend time with this holiday season, this glass will keep you warm in front of the fireplace. Marshmallows and blanket not included.
The most well-known Nebbiolo region, and for good reasons - and this time a single vineyard Barolo! Released 4 full years after harvest, 3 of those spent in oak, Barolo is a powerhouse of rich rose and anise aromas and mouth-drying tannins. The paradox is that all of this is contained within a seemingly light wine; coffee, vanilla, red cherry, potpourri, allspice, truffles, tar, liquorice and primordial Earth are all here. Oh, and tons and tons of enjoyable fruit on top of those gripping, addictive tannins. The King Of Italy!
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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