Story by: Sarah Murphy Robertson
Our Wine Wednesday on 30a this week presents suggestions for gifts of special bottles this season. Wine aficionados and novices alike are sure to be thrilled with any of these exquisite choices.
The 2013 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a big and bold cab from Napa Valley. This is a collectable wine that is a very popular, upscale red. It is full of lots of red ripe fruit and cocoa, aromas of wood and vanilla, and a long finish. The 2013 growing season was a wonderful one in Napa Valley. This wine opens with tons of tart dark cherry and should breathe for about an hour.
The 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay is an amazing choice for Chardonnay lovers. It has layers upon layers of flavor ranging from fresh peach, apple, and bright tangerine and finishes with a hint of delicate spice and honey. This wine has little to no oak and is aged for over two decades. The year’s climate and weather allowed for exceptionally aromatic characteristics to come through in this vintage.
Trouillard Brut Extra Selection Champagne will put a sparkle in the eye of anyone who receives it. The esteemed Trouillard family has been in the Champagne business since the 19th century. This classic Brut bubbly is a gorgeous pale amber hue. It is full-bodied with apple, lemon, and toasted bread notes. This delicate and elegant champagne would also serve as the perfect toast to begin your holiday meal. Cheers!
Whether you shared them as gifts or served them with meals, let us know what you thought of these suggestions. We hope you and yours have a magical holiday filled with lots of love and laughter.