Wine – the gift enjoyed by many! I love giving wine as a gift as well as bringing it along to a party. Whether you go for festive bubbles or not, I think it’s best to choose something that’s easy to drink, and therefore likely to appeal to most.
Below are a few crowd-pleasers that make great gifts, all easy-to-find and under $35. And hey, you can always gift yourself, too!
Made by the Prisoner Wine Co., which is always a fan favorite. This is a vibrant cabernet, ripe with fruit and a balanced acidity.
Ken Wright Pinot Noir
One of my favorite everyday Pinots from Willamette Valley. Lots of fruit and a bright, fresh finish.
Harvey and Harriett My Favorite Neighbor
A Bordeaux style blend from Paso Robles, CA. Full-bodied, ripe, smooth, and a great finish. A cute neighbor gift, with the name 🙂
Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee
Another Bordeaux-inspired red that is a crowd pleaser. Lots of fresh and preserved fruit flavors, with an earthy undertone.
Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
This is for the friend that claims they love a big red. This is a big red! Bold and full bodied, with complex flavors and a long finish. A good value for the price!
El Enemigo Malbec
Delicious Malbec from Argentina! This one is blended with Cab Franc which gives it extra concentration and a structured finish.
Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore
Always nice to gift bubbles this time of year – they can drink it for holiday morning mimosas or for New Year’s eve. A Prosecco is a great choice to stay under $20.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley, Chile is some of my favorite, and always a strong value. Perfectly full of acidity, and pairs well with all of those holiday appetizers.
Olema Rose Cotes De Provence
A great rosé from Provence. Pale in color, medium-bodied, with bright acidity. Creamy with a soft finish.
Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Chardonnay
A clean chardonnay with a creamy finish from Central Coast, California.
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