City Vino Holiday Gift Guide
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Need a gift for a friend, family member, coworker, or white elephant party? Here are some suggestions to help make gift giving easy this year.
For the Connoisseur
If you are not a wine connoisseur yourself, picking wines for a wine aficionado can be challenging. You can’t go wrong with any of these wines:
Chateau Croix des Rouzes Pomerol 2012 – Merlot-based blend from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France.
Elyse Morisoli Vineyard 2012 – Perfect for the Napa Cabernet lover who appreciates “Rutherford Dust”.
Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo 2010 – Give the “King of Wines” to the king (or queen) of wine in your life.
Ixsir El Ixsir Red Blend 2011 – For the adventurous wine explorer, expand their horizons with a wine from Lebanon.
Lemaire Rosé de Saignée- Limité – Perfect for the Champagne aficionado.
M Chapoutier Châteaneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine 2014 – From the highly esteemed Chateaneuf-du-Pape region of the Rhone Valley.
Scopone Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – Perfect for the Italian food and wine lover.
Smith-Madrone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Smooth and rich Napa Cab for those who appreciate robust wines.
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux – Connoisseurs of French wines will recognize the distinct minerality and citrus notes that make Chablis unique.
Riedel Glasses – The right stemware really does make a difference. We have a glass for almost every wine type.
Unique wines with qualities that stand out from the crowd:
Balius Reserve Block Cabernet Sauvignon – Complex, integrated, balanced
Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estephe – Earthy and smooth
Domaine Manoir du Carra Famille Sambardier Pouilly Fuisse La Vevee – Aromatic and rich
Groom Shiraz – Dark and smoky
Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay – Smooth and buttery
Le Seuil de Mazeyres Pomerol – Delicate and fresh
Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz – Intense and savory
Wirsching Iphofer Scheurebe Kabinett Trocken – Exotic and fruity
Wirsching Iphofer Silvaner Trocken – Elegant and lean
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Grenache – Bright and perfumed
Good quality wines don’t have to be expensive. Choose any one of our most popular wines for under $25:
Carol Shelton Wild Thing – Most popular California red
Vina Robles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – Most popular Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Hourbanon Medoc – Most popular Bordeaux
Carra Coviello Prosecco Brut – Most popular Prosecco
Grochau Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvée – Most Popular Oregon Pinot Noir
Croft Port Reserve Tawny Porto – Most popular Port
Torres (Sp) Celeste Crianza – Most popular Tempranillo
Canon 13 Chardonnay – Most popular California Chardonnay
Don’t show up empty handed this holiday season. Show your appreciation with any of these expressive wines:
Bleasdale Langhorne Creek Sparkling Shiraz The Red Brute – A touch of sweetness and lots of red berry flavors.
Palacio de Bornos Frizzante Verdejo – Fun and fizzy, sweet and citrusy.
Thibaut-Janisson Fizz – Champagne-style sparkler from Virginia, made from 100% Chardonnay.
Treveri Cellars Sparkling Rosé – Crisp and complex blend of Chardonnay and Syrah from Washington State.
Great additions to round out your holiday gift giving or to bring to a gift swap!
Nomadica wines in a can – Good things come in small packages. Try the White Blend or Petite Sirah.
Wine glass charms – Choose from a selection of themed sets or choose your own combination.
AirPop Wine opener – Add some fun and excitement to opening your next bottle of wine!
Wine Chocolates – Yummy Gearharts chocolate mixed with Virginia wines.
Wine Jellies – Made with Virginia wines, elevate your PB&J or serve alongside a cheese plate.
We have a selection of themed gift baskets in different sizes when you need something quick. Beautifully packaged, baskets contain food items and assorted goodies. Baskets can hold one, two or three bottles of wine depending on their size.
Give the gift of wine and food - perfect for the person who likes to explore different wine and food pairings each month. Wine club membership comes with a four-compartment, insulated wine tote bag and our monthly selection of wines and food pairings.
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