Picking the perfect wine to accompany your holiday meal can be a challenge, and our Wine Buyer is here to help. Check out his top picks for holiday wines and pairing suggestions.

Eco Terreno Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 

Well balanced and full-flavored, this Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is finished with Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot. It offers a long finish with a touch of toast, vanilla, and ripe cherries.

Pairs With:

Grilled meats and roasted vegetables

Strong, aged, or pungent cheeses

Robert Sinskey POV 2014 

This unique blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cab Franc, grown in slightly cooler areas of Napa Valley, features liveliness and a slightly lower alcohol content. Floral notes of violet and rosemary pair with touches of blackberry and currant.

Pairs With:

Aged cheese 

Red meats and game

Yamakiri Pinot Noir 2016 

Made with Biodynamic fruit from Filligreen Farm in Anderson Valley, this wine reflects its region’s balance of warm valley days and cool coastal nights. Hints of ripe red fruit, tea leaves, and elevated tannins finish off the lasting flavor.

Pairs With:

Leaner red meats and poultry

Nutty cheeses and roasted vegetables

Benziger Chardonnay 2017 

New from our friends at Benziger, this Chardonnay is made with Certified Organic fruit from Sangiacomo Vineyard in Carneros and features bright notes of lemon zest, pear, and apple with a hint of oak.

Pairs With:

Grilled fish, white meats, and vegetable dishes

Brie and alpine cheeses

Bailly Cremant de Bourgogne 2014 

Displaying natural notes of Pinot and Chardonnay, this sparkling wine features a rich mid pallet with deep and pure bubbles, clean limestone notes, and a lasting finish.

Pairs With:

Shellfish, cured meats, and vegetable dishes 

Fresh cheeses and fruit