We’ve Made the Holidays Easy With This Gift Guide

Perfect Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we’re quite familiar with the struggle to find the perfect gift for everyone. Looking for gifts for the host? We’ve got it. Crowd pleasers and absolute standouts? Of course! Finding gifts for every occasion can be hard, but we’ve made things easier for you.

As you begin looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season, be sure to keep Benson Marketing Group’s portfolio in mind.

Gifts To Bring the Host:

Baileyana Firepeak Chardonnay Edna Valley  SRP: $28  Leaders in the Edna Valley since before the AVA’s recognition, today’s Baileyana wines represent the best of truly cool climate viticulture, a rarity in California. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine under the careful attention of winemaker Rob Takigawa, who has been making these wines for 20 years. The Acacia Baileyana flower graces the labels and hints at the elegant style of these wines

Chateau Magnol AOC Haut-Medoc Bordeaux SRP $29.99  With almost three centuries of experience in winemaking, Barton & Guestier 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 traditional Bordeaux blend from Chateau Magnol. Will age beautifully with some cellaring as well! 

Sir Real Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles  SRP: $16  Founded in 2004, Chronic Cellars uses the best or “chronic” grapes to make seriously good wine for people who don’t take themselves too seriously. The Sir Real is the most gallant Cabernet Sauvignon of all the land, delivering 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. This wine will make a statement with its beautifully etched label that will stands out amongst the crowd.

True Myth Ryder Cup Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles SRP: $24.99  For all the golf lovers out there, whether active players or spectators, the True Myth Ryder Cup Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon is a partnership between the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) and Baileyana Winery. Created in Paso Robles, the wine is rich yet smooth and will make everyone feel like a champ. There is also an Edna Valley Chardonnay available for the white wine loving golfer in your life! (SRP $18.99) 

St. George Spirits Gin Collection  SRP: $30   Perfect for stocking stuffers! This collection features the St. George Botanivore, Terroir, and Dry Rye Gins packaged together in 200ml bottles. Perfect for the spirits enthusiast in your life, and as an approachable way to sample three new spirits. These three provide a perfect glimpse of the artistry and expression of the St. George distilling team. 

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 SLH 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 & Butter Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon  SRP: $100  Bread & Butter introduces a line of wines from small, beloved micro-regions within the Napa Valley affectionally known as their “Go-To” wines made by veteran winemaker Linda Trotta. Meant to impress, these wines are heavy-hitters that don’t just make a night better, they make the entire night. This collection is available only on the winery’s website or at their new Napa Valley Tasting Room located in the heart of Napa Valley on the famed Silverado Trail. 

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 “forest” includes Pipe Dream, Emerald Giant, and Lost Monarch. Three different and unique takes on bourbon and rye whiskey. If you’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 Whiskey Lot 21   SRP: $100  For 21 years, St. George Single Malt Whiskey has been an American original, distilled, aged, blended, and bottled out of love for what a handcrafted single malt can be. Various roast levels of two-row barley elicit rich aromas of hazelnut and cocoa. A portion of the unroasted barley is smoked over beech and alder wood to add base notes and additional complexity. 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.