Warm Up With Chardonnay

Whether you live in California or New York – enjoy a white winter with these Chardonnays, it doesn’t matter if you get snow or not! Bonus – these are all under $30 so you won’t need to break the bank after the holiday spending.

 

 

 

Bread & Butter Chardonnay (SRP: $15)

Bread & Butter showcases the celebrated and diverse terroirs of their prized California vineyards in their wines, their Chardonnay is the perfect example.

 

 

 

Reata Sonoma County Chardonnay (SRP: $20)

This wine consists of grapes from Russian River Valley and Los Carneros. The rich flavors of toasted oak are framed by a bright acidity that leaves you wanting more.

 

 

 

 

Hacienda de Arínzano Chardonnay (SRP: $20)

The Arínzano estate is one of the few estates in all of Spain to be recognized with Pago status, one of Spain’s highest category for winemaking for a singular Estate. Bring this wine home to impress the wine lover in your life.

 

 

 

Balletto Teresa’s Unoaked Chardonnay (SRP: $20)

This wine continues to define California’s Unoaked Chardonnay category. Crisp and vibrant, yet amazingly luscious; it showcases how Chardonnay does not need flashy oak or malolactic fermentation to be distinct and delicious.

 

 

 

Scott Family Estate Arroyo Seco Chardonnay (SRP: $25)

This Chardonnay is from Arroyo Seco (“Dry Creek”), a sub-appellation of the Monterey AVA, where it was aged 10 months in a combination of stainless steel and new and used French and American oak.

 

 

 

 

Hahn SLH Chardonnay  (SRP: $25)

While creating this wine, winemaker Paul Clifton selected the barrels he felt best expressed the aromas, flavors and texture of the Santa Lucia Highlands.

 

 

 

 

 

Balletto Russian River Valley Chardonnay (SRP: $29)

This Chardonnay is both complex and elegant, showing off its cool-climate heritage with concentrated flavors. New oak has been used sparingly to enhance the wine with subtle toasted tones

 

 

 

 

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay (SRP: $30)

This California Chardonnay shows great complexity, creaminess, and elegance to enhance a variety of foods. A real bang for your buck.

Sparkling Wine List

Whether you’re hosting or attending, we’ve got you covered on affordable sparkling wines to impress your friends and family. So sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday season, oh and check out the list below of lovely options our portfolio has to offer.

 

 

NV Chronic Cellars Sparkling Wine Can (SRP: $6/375ml can)

Crack open this delightful can instead of popping that bottle this year. Bonus – the fun design will surely stir up some conversation around the dinner table.

 

 

 

 

NV Da Luca Prosecco (SRP: $14)

Great for any toast or cheer! Or maybe even added to your favorite sparkling cocktail for a bit of a twist.

 

 

 

 

NV Da Luca Sparkling Rosé (SRP: $14)

This bubbly Rosé will be the life of any party and can surely make a great addition to any table with its lively light pink color and label.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Balletto Sparking Brut Rosé (SRP: $42)

The coral color sets the stage on any dinner table and the tiny, persistent bubbles confirm that this is a serious sparkler. A real bang for your buck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Hahn Winery Selection Brut Rosé (SRP: $50)

Comprised of select vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this sparkling wine consists of 100% Pinot Noir. Bring this to any dinner table to steal the show!

Red Blends For The Holidays

No arguing over whether Cabernet or Merlot is better – bring a red blend to the family activities this season as they bring a little bit of everything to the table and pair nicely with a majority of dishes. As always, let me know if you have any questions or would like samples!

 

 

2016 Jelly Jar Red Blend (SRP: $15)
Raise a glass of Jelly Jar Red Blend this season – a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

 

 

2018 Our Daily Red Blend (SRP: $15)
Need a gift for that gluten free friend of yours or perhaps vegan? Look no further – this wine is USDA approved for being gluten free, organic and vegan with no detectable sulfites!

 

 

 

 

2016 Two Range Napa Valley Red Blend (SRP: $25)
A delicious and complex blend that captures the essence of Napa Valley. Predominant varietals include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot.

 

 

 

 

2016 Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Blend (SRP: $25)
A great bang for your buck, this wine will deliver and complement any holiday feast. This wine is a blend of Merlot, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

For Holiday Meals: Reach For These Versatile White Wines

These selections of ‘other whites’ pair perfectly with the meals you’ll be cooking up and eating throughout the holiday season, so break them out when hosting or heading to a party. As always, let me know if you have any questions or would like samples!

 

Vin de Savoie – 2018 Domaine Gonnet Chignin (Jacquère)
The mountainous area of Savoie in eastern France is known for its crisp, mineral driven white wines. Spark up conversations this holiday season by presenting a bottle of this wine.

 

 

 

 

Chronic Sparkling Wine Cans (SRP: $6/375ml can)
This can of sparkling wine is delightful, not only is it tasty but it’s perfect to bring to any Friendsgiving gathering.

 

 

 

NV Da Luca Prosecco (SRP: $14)
Elegant, chic bottle for when you want to look fancy but not break the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc (SRP: $15)
This wine is crisp and aromatic, with lots of citrus and grassy flavors which makes it food-friendly for a variety of dishes, including seafood and chicken.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Balletto Pinot Gris (SRP: $20)
With its zesty and refreshing acidity, Pinot Gris pairs really well with spicy dishes and also side plates like fresh vegetables.

 

 

 

 

2018 Freemark Abbey Sauvignon Blanc (SRP: $25)
From one of Napa Valley’s favorite wineries, this Sauvignon Blanc will stir up some conversations at the dinner table. Crisp and refreshing.

For the Holidays, Think Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir has long been a good pairing for holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving, thanks to its lighter body and pleasing flavor profile. And everyone knows the wines poured during the holidays are often as important as the meal! Check out the list below of this season’s must-have Pinot Noirs from our client list:

 

2017 Bread & Butter Pinot Noir (SRP: $15) – The pretty label on this wine makes it ideal for the most elegant of tables. The hints of luscious, juicy red fruit last through the long and beautifully smooth finish. Bring this home to share – please pass the bread & butter!

 

 

 

2017 Hahn Pinot Noir (SRP: $15) – From Monterey County, this Pinot Noir is lively on the palate and pairs well with everything from a rare fillet steak to grilled lobster. This is a great wine to bring home for the holidays as it won’t break the bank!

 

 

 

2018 Mud House Pinot Noir Central Otago(SRP: $19) – They may not celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, but this Pinot will still find a home on your table. When you feel like you’ve had about enough of that one uncle, let Mud House Pinot take you on a mini vacation through New Zealand’s vineyards with its juicy cherry taste and very long finish.

 

 

2017 Reata Three County Pinot Noir(SRP: $20) – No matter what you’re having for dinner – from chicken to lightly smoked meats and even seafood – this wine will deliver as it pairs nicely with whatever meal you prepare. Perfect for the meal with a little bit of everything, like Thanksgiving.

 

 

2017 Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir(SRP: $25) – This wine represents another splendid blend from some of California’s best cool climate growing regions in Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties. This wine is sure to stir up some conversations around the table. Don’t overlook this Pinot.

 

 

2017 Balletto Russian River Pinot Noir(SRP: $29) – Grown on seven different estate pinot vineyards, the diverse combination adds distinct elements from each site and creates a complex wine with structure and grace. A bit like the construction of any family, complex but full of grace.

 

 

2017 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir(SRP: $30) – This is the ultimate gift for wine lovers, Hahn SLH Pinot Noir is an excellent wine that exemplifies the aromas and flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Mom would be impressed.