From fierce red cherry peas to bubbly blueberry liquids. As the crooners tell it, the holiday season ’tis the most wonderful time of the year. What do people usually drink for the holidays? Check out the most traditional and classic holiday wines for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years. By learning the classics, you can either adopt them or pave your own holiday wine drinking tradition. We also included several value-priced alternatives. These top five fashionable wines will surely want to make you replace all sadness with joy this holiday season.
2012 Beringer Founder’s Estate Chardonnay
With its Bright, lemony aroma, smooth body, and balanced flavor that gives a crisp taste when tasted. This comes at a price that makes it even easier to swallow.
Jordan 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
A marvelous offering that boasts everything a connoisseur could want from a Cabernet — bold fruit flavor, warm cedar notes, a long and satiny palate and impeccable tonic structure. And so, so elegant. Made by one of America’s most respected winemakers, Rob Davis.
Casa Larga 2010 Fiori Delle Stelle Vidal Blanc Barrel Aged Ice Wine
An absolute gem. Legend has it that, this wine spent 19 months in a Paris acacia filled with butterscotch and Lynchee nut flavor. It has a remarkable finish of honey and apricot notes and the best ice wine you can ever find.
This is classic California Chardonnay. Plush and impassioned with munificent fruit flavors, it has appreciable notes of pear, apricot, and fig, with wisps of creamy oak and savory nut. Serves as an ideal companion to holiday turkey and gravy.
This Italian premium passes as one of the most celebrated vineyards. The enchanting scent of wildflowers mingles with apples and peaches. On the palate, it’s bubbly and buoyant, with brioche and honey flavor at the forefront. The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, from where the grape and wine originate.