Bottles of wine make great holiday gifts, and we have a great shopping list for you. Print it up and head out to your favorite wine merchant.
Price key: $=less than $20 $$= $20-40 $$$=$40-60 $$$$=above $60
Quality key: * = decent wine ** = very good wine *** = superb wine ****= elite
VALUE = exceptional quality for the money
Party Red: Cote Mas "Rouge Intense" 1 liter bottle **1/2 $ GREAT VALUE
Al's favorite red wine bargain of the year!
Party White: La Vielle Ferme White '19 **1/2 $ VALUE
One of the most reliable jug wines out there, very likeable.
Bargain Red: Pierano Petite Sirah '16 **1/2 $ VALUE
A big tasty red with crowd-pleasing deep fruit.
Bargain White: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier '19 **1/2 $ VALUE
The old reliable white blend that never fails to impress.
Special Gift Red: Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon '17 *** $$
One of Napa's oldest wineries is still cranking out brilliant cabs.
Special Gift White: Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuissé '18 *** $$
A great Burgundy producer and a great source for fine chardonnay.
VIP Gift Red: Cain Five Meritage, Napa *** $$$$
One of the original Napa Meritage wines, super-respected.
VIP Gift White: Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Napa Chardonnay '18 *** $$$$
Classic Napa chard at its best, sourced from Carneros fruit.
All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.
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