Wondering which sparkler to drink as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve? These are the sparkling wines we loved this year.
Petitjean-Pienne Grand Cru makes one of the most elegant Champagnes that Faith’s has had in years. It’s a splurge at $70, but makes the ultimate holiday gift for that Champagne-lover on your list. Or get a bottle for New Year’s Eve and start the year off in style.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia from Santa Carolina Vineyards is juicy yet round with just enough backbone to make it exceptionally food-friendly, from appetizers to entrees and even chocolate desserts. Nice host gift, too.
There’s a beefiness to this big, bold, red wine—there’s a velvetiness too, making it elegant. La Font de Notre Dame’s Gigondas has structure, lots of body, and a sturdiness that makes it substantial. It’s perfect alongside roasted leg of lamb, short ribs, and beef stew. It’s a special wine you’ll want to celebrate with or give as a gift.