This is one of Faith’s all-time favorite red wines to drink at the holidays, or anytime. This luscious Spanish beauty costs about $20 a bottle but drinks like a $40 bottle.
Introducing Santa Carolina Reserva – Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014. Do we ever love finding good new world wines from Chile, and this one’s terrific, dark ruby in the glass, and tasting of blackberry, chocolate, coffee and plum.
This holiday-worthy favorite has explosively vibrant flavors reminiscent of strawberry and raspberry jams, and a velvety smooth texture. It’s got just enough acidity to balance the fruit and make it mouth-watering.
While many know young, simple Beaujolais Nouveau at the holidays, this isn’t that; the producer is among a handful of renowned vineyards that make France’s best, most sought-after Beaujolais. This lovely elegant wine, discovered by wine broker and Senior Contributor Alex Province, is ruby red, gleaming in the glass like polished gemstone. A real beauty.
The Finca el Origen 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina is a sassy charmer…blackberry and other dark fruits tango with a bit of spice.
If you have a crowded table at the holidays, you want a good wine at an excellent price point. This is it! The 2013 Santa Carolina Reserve Pinot Noir, priced at $12 a bottle, tastes like bing cherries, currants, with a whisper of spice, making it very food-friendly. We’ve made it our new house wine.