Ten Holiday Wines Topping Everyone’s Adult Wish List

Ten Holiday Wines Topping Everyone’s Adult Wish List

To keep your spirits bright and the good cheer in sight we’ve put together a list of holiday wine that’s sure to shine on Santa’s Wish List Day! Explore our top ten wines that will keep you on the good list this year.

1. Let’s Celebrate Moscato
As the name implies, this Moscato is the life of any occasion. Featuring a balanced sweetness that’s rounded out with flavors of ripe peach and fresh apricot for a combination of crispness and fruitiness that will please every palate.

2. Let’s Celebrate Pink Moscato
This pink Moscato has vibrant flavors and aromas showcasing ripe peaches, tangerines, and orange-blossom honey. Its ability to present beautiful aromas enhanced by the slight fizziness play well with the balanced by crisp acidity and flavor enhancing sweetness while maintaining a creamy mouth feel.

3. Bliss Sauvignon Blanc
Dry, lively, and fresh, this aged Sauvignon Blanc displays mango and dried apricot aromas along with an attractively restrained range of flavors that includes lemon, white pepper and herbs. It’s thirst-quenching and clean in texture, with a fruit-driven acidity that reverberates on the finish.

4. Monticello Chardonnay
This Chardonnay displays a pale golden tone with brilliant clarity. You’ll find expressive aromas of golden apple, fig, and ripe pear that integrate nicely with richer aromas of light caramel, hints of truffle, and toasted vanillin oak. On the palate, the wine has a beam of bright acidity, encompassed by a full-bodied creamy texture and a lingering finish. 

5. Hunter Chaps Pinot Noir
This is plush and generous, offering round plum, currant, raspberry and cherry flavors that linger enticingly on the rich finish. It’s everything a Pinot Noir should be: elegant, seductive and tasty. A perfect pour to enjoy around the fire pit while you enjoy a calm moment before festivities of the holidays!

6. Perimeter Riesling
This medium-sweet Riesling has aromas of lime leaf and jasmine that lead to apricot and floral flavors. Punctuated with crisp acidity for a refreshing, lingering finish. It’s not heavy on complexity but it offers easy drinking enjoyment that will make it a favorite at social gatherings.

7. Roberts + Rogers Cabernet
This Cabernet Sauvignon is created from a blended selection of fruit from surrounding Napa vineyards to create an outstanding Cabernet with layers of complexity. This wine comes full force onto the palate. Its aromas and flavors of black fruit, oak, and dried herbs fit nicely into the holiday palate.

8. Summers Andriana’s Cuvee Cabernet
Summers’ Andriana’s Cuvee is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes procured from several select vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Counties, including the Summer’s own vineyards. A medium-bodied wine with a deep ruby plum color and notes of black currant, cedar, and spice. 

9. Dibon Brut
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. This is a light-framed Cava with a clean, fast, tasty profile and finish. The perfect wine to kick off the holiday season. 

10. La Flor Malbec
Royal purple, with bright red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry, with some floral notes of violet and hints of vanilla from the oak aging. Vibrant and round, with pliable, ripe tannins you’ll find it pairs well with holiday meats and flavors like pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, and melted cheeses.

For this and other fantastic wine recommendations for Santa’s list this Christmas, hop to your nearest Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods.


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