Domaine Bousquet’s Reserve Malbec is a soft, medium-bodied red wine with a silky finish and aromas and flavors of roasted mushrooms and red berries, a well-suited drink for holiday meals.
Bread & Butter Pinot Noir is a juicy wine packed with red cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors that make it an excellent inexpensive companion for the rich complexities of a holiday meal.
Colossal Reserva is an award-winning red wine that’s full of plum and blackberry flavors, making it an excellent cool-weather choice with grilled meats, flavorful cheeses and the diverse fare of a holiday meal.
This juicy, bourbon-barrel-aged red wine is an excellent choice to accompany pulled pork, ribs or hearty stews and soups. It’s not a cheese and cracker, light-sipping, salad wine. It is so full of rich flavor that it’ll knock your socks off.
Apothic Red is not some small-batch, hand-crafted boutique wine. It’s a grocery store wine, available almost anyplace that sells alcohol, and it’s one of the best selling red blends in the country.
Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Red, a soft, delicate wine with flavors and aromas of berries and spice, is produced by one of the most celebrated family-owned wineries in France.
Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon is not only a very fine, complex red wine with nuanced flavors and aromas, but it’s also made from grapes that are grown organically, a true bonus.
Winemakers often will add oak chips, oak powder or oak staves to wine aging in stainless steel casks. As a rule, I’m not a fan of these methods — it seems like cheating.
The reasonably-priced Farmhouse red first came to my attention because it was made by a family-owned California producer known for quality wines.
Famille Perrin’s Cotes du Rhone Reserve, Rouge, produced by one of the top winemakers in France’s Southern Rhone Valley, is an excellent wine to accompany a varied holiday feast.