Don’t worry, you won’t have to break the bank to impress your friends and family with a good wine selection this holiday season!
Here’s a list of Danielle’s favorite wines under $25:
True Myth Cab – $18.99
“True Myth Wines invite intrigue and embrace a life less ordinary.”
This rich yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis which lead to flavors of dark red fruits with hints of cedar spice, cocoa powder and caramelized oak. These persistent flavors create a long lingering finish.
Varvaglione Papale Primitivo – $23.99
“Think crushed berries, vanilla, and a touch of smooth smokiness.”
Robust and round, this opens with aromas of dark berry, espresso and ground black pepper. The ripe palate offers mature blackberry, spicy plum and mocha alongside firm, velvety tannins. A note of bitter prune signals the close. It’s not very complex but it’s savory and calls out for food.
Campass Barbera d’Alba – $23.99
“Enjoy with antipasto, pasta courses, or cheeses and salami.”
Ruby red with violet reflections in the glass. Aromas of violets and black cherry. Warm, full bodied, with the right acidity, nice long taste of dark red fruits.
Tertulia Cellars Viognier – $18.99
“Tertulia is a Spanish word meaning ‘a social gathering of friends.'”
On the nose, this wine shows beautiful floral aromatics of honeysuckle and lavender. Floral notes give way to nuances of pear, sweet tarts and minerality. In the mouth, acids are wonderfully balanced and it finishes with a warm soft mouthfeel.
Iron Side Pinot Noir Reserve – $19.99
“If you’re on a mission for drop dead Pinot Noir the you’ve found it.”
Fresh and full bodied, it’s the best of both worlds. Mix in generous flavors of black cherries, plums and sweet spice, and now you’ve got in made.
Honig Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – $19.99
“Grapefruit, lime and lemon zest flavors are crisp and elegant, with a pretty note of chamomile on the finish. Drink now.”
Bright acidity lends a crisp freshness to the flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemongrass, artfully balanced by a touch of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime. Juicy and refreshing, with aromas of jasmine, peach, and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish.
Elouan Pinot Noir – $22.99
“Delicate and refined.”
This Elouan Pinot Noir is richer and more full bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.