Perfect Holiday Gifts
The holiday season is quickly approaching and weâ€™re quite familiar with the struggle to find the perfect gift for everyone. Looking for gifts for the host? Weâ€™ve got it. Crowd pleasers and absolute standouts? Of course! Finding gifts for every occasion can be hard, but weâ€™ve made things easier for you.
As you begin looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season, be sure to keep Benson Marketing Groupâ€™s portfolio in mind.
Gifts To Bring the Host:
Baileyana Firepeak ChardonnayÂ Edna ValleyÂ SRP:Â $28Â
Leaders in the Edna Valley since before the AVAâ€™sâ€¯recognition, todayâ€™sâ€¯Baileyanaâ€¯winesâ€¯represent the best of truly cool climate viticulture, a rarity in California.â€¯Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shineâ€¯under theâ€¯careful attention of winemaker Rob Takigawa, who has been making these wines for 20 years. The AcaciaÂ BaileyanaÂ flower graces the labelsÂ and hints at theÂ elegant styleÂ of these wines
Chateau Magnol AOC Haut-MedocÂ BordeauxÂ SRP $29.99Â Â
With almost three centuries of experience in winemaking, Barton &Â GuestierÂ is the oldest winehouse of Bordeaux and producer of the first French wines that reached American soil. In fact, American president Thomas Jefferson was one of the customers of the company. Its long-standing reputation for making great wines shows in this traditionalBordeaux blend from ChateauÂ Magnol. Will age beautifully with some cellaring as well!Â Â
Â Sir Real CabernetÂ SauvignonÂ Paso RoblesÂ SRP:Â $16Â
Founded in 2004, Chronic Cellars uses the best or â€˜chronicâ€™ grapes to make seriously good wine for people who donâ€™t take themselves too seriously. TheÂ Sir Real is theÂ most gallant Cabernet Sauvignon of all the land,Â deliveringÂ striking layers of black fruit with a sliver of toasted spice. Unflinching notes of ripe plum and bright cassis lead the way to a rich backbone of harmonious tannin.Â This wine will make a statement with itsâ€™ beautifully etched label that will surely standout amongst the crowd.
True Mythâ€¯Ryder Cup Limited Edition Cabernet SauvignonÂ Paso RoblesÂ SRP:Â $24.99â€¯Â
For all the golf lovers out there,â€¯whether active players or spectators,â€¯the True Myth Ryder Cup Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignonâ€¯is aâ€¯partnershipâ€¯betweenâ€¯the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA)â€¯andâ€¯Baileyanaâ€¯Winery.â€¯Created in Paso Robles, the wine is rich yet smoothâ€¯andÂ will make everyone feel like a champ.Â There is also an Edna ValleyÂ Chardonnay available for the white wine loving golfer in your life! (SRP $18.99)Â Â
St.Â GeorgeÂ SpiritsÂ Gin CollectionÂ SRP:Â $30Â
Perfect for stocking stuffers! This collection featuresÂ theÂ St. GeorgeÂ Botanivore, Terroir, and Dry Rye GinsÂ packaged together in 200ml bottles.Â PerfectÂ for the spirits enthusiast in your lifeÂ asÂ an approachable way to sample three new spirits.Â These three provide a perfect glimpse of the artistry and expression of the St. George distilling team.Â
Bottles That Make a Statement:
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir Orchestral SRP: $90 Celebrating 40 years of winemaking, Hahn Family Wines raises the bar with their coveted â€˜SLHâ€™ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Carefully crafted in small lots, Hahn SLH wines feature bright aromatics, a rich mouthfeel, intriguing minerality, and balanced acidity. Orchestral is a small production Pinot Noir that reflects the cool climate and well-drained soils of Lone Oak Vineyard. On the nose aromas of spice and earthiness, vibrant red fruit, hints of cherry and cracked black pepper attest to the multi-layered nature of the wine. The structured palate provides a full, round mouthfeel, bright balanced acidity, red cherry flavor and soft tannins on the finish.
Bread &Â ButterÂ AtlasÂ PeakÂ Napa ValleyÂ Cabernet SauvignonÂ SRP: $100Â Bread & Butter introduces a line of wines from grown in small, beloved micro-regions within the Napa Valley affectionally known as their â€œGo Toâ€ Wines made by veteran winemaker Linda Trotta. Meant to impress, these wines are heavy-hitters that donâ€™t just make a night better, they make the entire night.Â This collection is available only on the wineryâ€™s website or at their new Napa Valley Tasting Room located in the heart of Napa Valley on the famed Silverado Trail.Â Â
Redwood Empire Whiskey SRP $45 Redwood Empire Whiskey has the largest inventory of ageing whiskey in California. For whiskey consumers who are looking for new brands, Redwood Empire stands out from traditional whiskies. Their â€˜forestâ€™ includes Pipe Dream, Emerald Giant, and Lost Monarch. Three different and unique takes on bourbon and rye whiskey. If youâ€™re looking for gift for that special someone, look for their Bottled-in-Bond whiskies, Rocket Top and Grizzly Beast that will be released in Fall 2021.
St. George Single Malt WhiskeyÂ LotÂ 21Â SRP:Â $100Â
For 21 years, St. George Single Malt Whiskey has been an American original â€“ distilled, aged, blended, and bottled out of love for what a handcrafted single malt can be.Â Various roast levels of two-row barley elicit rich aromas of hazelnut and cocoa. AÂ portion of the unroasted barleyÂ is smokedÂ over beech and alder wood to add base notes and additional complexity.Â A variety of cooperage types contribute an even greater depth of flavor. This is a very limited annual release and is truly unique gift for the whiskey connoisseur.