In my family Thanksgiving and Christmas are the times we spoil ourselves with good wine. It is my favorite holiday tradition. When I think of Christmas, I think of sitting around our tree, with my family, a big glass of delicious red wine in hand, and just spending some quality time together. We open the wine that we have been saving all year, our favorites, or those that we have spent the most money on. Do you do the same? If so, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites that I believe to be worth the extra cash. Spoil yourself a little this holiday season along with me and lets open some really phenomenal wines! Here are some holiday wines worth the price in my very humble opinion…
Holiday Wines Worth The Price
***Before we get started just wanted to let you know that you can click on any picture for a wine you are interested in and it will take you directly to their site***
If you follow me on instagram, you know my love for Razi Winery. EVERY SINGLE wine of theirs I am in love with. I typically think red wine when I think of the holidays but if you love white wine please try their Chardonnay. Any vintage will do but I am partial to their 2013 and ’14. Their Chardonnay is bold and buttery making it a perfect holiday pairing. At $35, I truly believe this to be a holiday table must have for all the white wine lovers! Check it out here.
As much as I love Razi Chardonnay I am absolutely enamored with ALL of his reds. This holiday season I managed (barely) to save a few red bottles to serve my guests. The one I am probably most excited to open is the blend. To find any red wine at this point from Napa valley that you love is truly hard to do. When I first tasted at Razi Winery I was literally in awe with just how much I loved this wine. At $45, you will be spoiling yourself and your guests without breaking the bank. Please please try this one if you are a red wine lover…it is absolutely a holiday wine worth the price.
I recently (like last month recent) came across the red wines of Kenefick Ranch and was instantly hooked. Rarely do I try a line up from a winery and fall in love with EVERY SINGLE ONE. After opening one bottle I knew I had to save some of the others for my holiday celebrations. It was that delicious! Averaging around $45 a bottle I cannot tell you how ecstatic I was to find bottles of this value at that price point. I cannot speak to their white wines but soon here I will give them a try and let you know. Check out their wine portfolio here.
Clif Family Winery
You have probably seen me talk about this winery before. I love their farm to table mindset and the fact that I can purchase foods directly from their kitchen/garden to taste alongside my wine. Not to mention their prices are PHENOMENAL for what you get. It is hard for me to chose which wine I think best but right now I am really coveting their Zin. It is an absolutely scrumptious wine at $45. You will be hard to find a better wine in this price point. Check it out here and add it to your list of holiday wines!
Another Zin I love year after year is from Tres Sabores. This boutique winery creating beautiful organic wines does so at incredible prices. I ALWAYS save my Tres Sabores wines for a special occasion. And when given the opportunity I always stock up on their wines as their prices can not be beat. At $38 you really need to hurry and get your hands on some as they always sell out. You can read more about it here.
Grocery Store Finds $25-$50
Stags Leap Wine Cellars
I get it we don’t always want to take the time (or money) to go online and purchase wines. If that is the case there are still some spectacular wines at your grocery store that are perfect for your holiday meal. Stags Leap Wine Cellars is a top producing winery in Napa Valley producing some wonderful reds! Head to your grocery store and look for their Artemis or Merlot. They are family favorites in our household and hovering around $40 they are great holiday table wines.
If you’ve ever been to the grocery store wine aisles you have most certainly seen Hess haha. I have tried them ALL and this one is my favorite by far. The Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, bold red without the big, bold price tag. At around $28 it will be a hit at any dinner table.
A few of you asked for some wine suggestions at this price point so here are my current favorites and what will be on our table this year.
If you really want to spoil yourself and your guests you can’t go wrong with Silver Oak. This winery is a monument of Napa Valley and always worth checking out when in the area. Last time I visited I bought a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon that I have been saving for a couple of years. I am told the 07 is really shining now so I will be opening this bad boy this Christmas Eve at my moms house! If you want to see more of their wines, go here. Oh! Also, they have a lot of gorgeous gifts on their website. Definitely worth checking out.
White Rock Vineyards
My precious White Rock Vineyards. I have always cherished this winery, their wines, and the fantastic people behind them. After the recent Napa fires my love for this place holds ever true. Having lost some of their property I will be holding their wines closer that much more. This year I managed to only save ONE bottle. I just can’t help myself!
As for whites I would give anything to have a bottle of their Reserve Chardonnay. It is truly unbeatable. Sadly, I was unable to hold one out for the holidays. However, I do have a bottle of their prized 2013 “Laureate” Cabernet Sauvignon. It does not get any more special than a bottle of this beautiful wine, so when is a better time to open it than the holidays? At $100, it is an investment for sure. This is one of those truly special wines that I only ever open for an equally special occasion. Check it out here.
There is my holiday wines worth the price list! There a billion wines out there worth being on our tables but these are the wines I am wanting on mine this year. Share with me your favorite holiday wines and give me something new to try. I would love to try some new stuff this season. CHEERS, Loves.