Top Holiday Wine Buys & Pairings
Picking up the wine for your holiday party can be daunting—so many options, so many palates to please. We’re making it simple to find the perfect bottle for any meal or occasion. Our top 5 wines by price also include pairing recommendations, so you can plan your meal to according what you’re serving.
Impress your guests with a world-class selection of varietals and blends. Some swear by reds and others only drink whites, while many people are keen to rosés and sparkling varieties. Accordingly, it’s wise to provide a wide array of options at your Thanksgiving feast. Because one thing’s for sure: when it comes to holiday entertaining, you can never have too much wine.
No matter the size of your budget, we’re helping you find the right bottle for every bite. Hope you brought your appetite!
Top 5 Wines Under $15
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling ― Crisp apple aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. A pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods. Pairs well with a shrimp cocktail.
La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ― Opens with a mix of green apple, pear, citrus & oak flavors. Offers a medium-weight profile on the long, clean finish. Goes well with raw oysters.
Zynthesis Old Vine Zinfandel ― Luscious blackberry aromas with complex flavors of strawberry rhubarb and lingering hints of toast, vanilla and smoke. Pairs well with grilled lamb. Under $15 per bottle when you buy 2 bottles.
Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rosé ― Showcases enticingly bright strawberry and cherry aromas. Lively fruit flavors are framed by crisp, refreshing acidity. Complements a charcuterie board. Under $15 per bottle when you buy 2 bottles.
Settecieli Pinot Grigio ― Straw yellow color with greenish hints. Fresh and harmonious on the palate, featuring a balanced bouquet with notes of apple and peach. Pairs well with shellfish. Under $15 per bottle when you buy 2 bottles.
Top 5 Wines Under $25
Silverado Sauvignon Blanc Miller Ranch ― Refreshing aromas of grapefruit, lime, and tangerine with exotic flavors, smooth silky texture and a juicy finish. Pairs well with roasted turkey. Under $25 per bottle when you buy 2 bottles.
Arius Pinot Noir ― Exudes flavors with grace and complexity. Enjoy the nuances of black cherry, cola and currant with a long, smooth finish. A perfect match with stuffed mushrooms.
Decoy by Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon ― Deep ruby in color, this blended cab leads with flavors of red currant, cherry, chocolate and smooth tannins layered in spice. Goes well with grilled chicken.
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay ― Full bodied yet refreshing, boasting aromas of pear, apple, orange & peach. Balanced by flavors of lemon and vanilla with a floral finish. Pairs well with butternut squash.
Stella Rosa Black ― Refreshing red blend reveals deep, dark color combined with natural flavors of ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry. Serve chilled with any fruit-based dessert.
Top 5 Wines Under $50
Goldenrod Flower Pinot Noir ― Complex scents of black cherry and toasty French oak carry through to the palate. Soft tannins lead to a warm, generous finish. Great starter wine with hard cheese.
The Prisoner Red Blend ― Aromas of dark chocolate, clove & fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate & vanilla create a smooth and luscious finish. Pairs well with prime rib.
Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay ― Peaches, pineapple and citrus on the nose. Ripe flavors of tropical fruit, pear and apple with soft spice notes on the lengthy finish. Goes well with roasted turkey.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut ― Bright and lightly toasty with layered flavors of cassis, crushed hazelnut and lemon meringue pie on the creamy bead. Complemented by butter cream sauce.
Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon ― Delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture with black cherry aromas, ripe plum flavors and hints of licorice on the finish. Pairs well with filet mignon.