Christmas is the time of the year when people simply don’t mind splurging on a bottle of good quality wine. New wines have entered the market and as always the overall quality-to-price ratio is high. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are most sought after wines but other wines too have gained attention. Listed below are wines that can be bought for gifting or for serving your guests this holiday season.
$30 and less
Flora Springs 2014 Merlot, an intense wine with a hearty flavor that can be served with anything delicious is priced at $30. So is the 2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Estate Block 10 Chardonnay that has pear notes. 2013 Lucente , a dry Italian Merlot-Sangiovese is priced at $29.
$40 and less
2012 Fontanafredda Barolo, Chablis Premier Cru,2014 Domaine Weinbach Riesling, and 2013 J Pinot Noir are priced at $40. While, the 2013 Frank Family Zinfandel and 2013 Frank Family Petite Sirah are priced at $37 and $35 respectively.
$50 and less
2012 Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon is a nice dry blend of smoke and raspberry is priced at 50. So is the delicious spicy cedar notes with a touch of raspberry and tons of tannins, 2012 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon.
$70 and less
Some of the wines that are priced below $70 include the following
- 2015 Flora Springs Soliloquy Sauvignon Blanc
- 2012 Willamette Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir
- 2013 Holiday Kisses Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2013 Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2013 Acumen Cabernet Sauvignon
The above-mentioned wines are mostly priced between $50 and $60. The 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon that blends well with meat sauce is priced at $70.
The others wines that are expensive and fall in the price range between $80 and $150 this holiday season include
- 2013 Le Serre Nuove Dell’ Ornellaia
- 2010 Baron de Chirel Rioja Reserva
- 2013 Justin Isosceles
- 2008 Vina Casa Silva Altura
- 2011 Giramonte
- 2012 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon
Now you have the list of the best wines for this holiday season, try out a few that you feel is pocket friendly and give us your feedback.