The holidays are a time for celebration. A time to gather with close friends and family. And a time to toast the year over a special, delicious bottle of wine. Therefore, Coravin teamed up with Town Hall Restaurant in Jacksonville, FL to tap into beautiful bottles of wine without removing the cork. Customers are able to smell, swirl and sip on a variety of wonderful wines perfect for the holidays without splurging on the bottle. In the giving season spirit, we’re bringing the gift of Town Hall JAX wonderfully curated wine list to our Coravin wine community. From great value to perfect pairings, keep reading to see our favorite holiday picks.
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Dreaming of a white Christmas? Chardonnay from California is a great holiday pick as it is an extremely food-friendly wine for meaty fish like halibut or cod and shellfish including lobster, shrimp, and scallops. It also pairs well with simply seasoned poultry and pork dishes.
Holiday Pick: Flowers, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, CA ‘17
Bright aromas of Meyer lemon peel and orange blossom are framed by an herbal note of spearmint and hints of wet stone and shortbread make this a very distinct Chardonnay. The elegant, balanced palate is driven by citrus and stone fruit that carries over onto a long finish marked with the distinctive acidity of the Sonoma Coast.
Often an understudy to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah is frequently overlooked. But Syrah produces some of the greatest red wines in the world, and many of the greatest values, too. The cooler-climate growing regions produce spicy, aromatic, food-friendly Syrahs. And, its peppery flavor goes perfectly with all kinds of holiday dishes from braised beef to lamb to duck.
Holiday Pick: Neyers ‘Garys’ Vineyard,’ Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA ‘17
From one of the coldest growing climates in California, this Syrah is aged in French oak barrels and yields a flavor-packed with intense blueberry fruit, an aroma of wildflowers and fresh white pepper. Full-bodied and a very silky texture, this wine glides into a long, generous finish resonating with ripe fruit and exotic spice.
California dreaming may not be screaming winter wonderland. However, big, full-bodied reds fit perfectly with friends and family gathered fireside for the holidays. Cabernet Sauvignon is a seasonal favorite and rightly so. Explosions of fresh, ripe, dark berry fruits from black cherry to pomegranate pair perfectly with rich foods like roast lamb, braised beef, short rib cheeses, and mushroom dishes.
Holiday Pick: Daou Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA ‘17
Unrestrained wild cherry, currant and mulberry fragrances arise with pronounced notes of cocoa, coriander, and wintergreen. Sublayers of dried herbs, cedar, tobacco leaf, and slate provide a substantive foundation to the aromatic profile. It’s full-bodied and intense, richly layered with complementary explosions of flavor.
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