Looking for a holiday gift for a wine lover, or a way to say thank you to clients or a business referrer? We've got you covered with 8 different 3- and 2-bottle wine packages selected by our own "Wine Impresario" – Michael Klauber! These are all world-class wineries, are all specially-priced, and each of the wines have scored 90 points or higher!
High End Cabs – Time to Spruce Things Up!
Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus, Napa Valley, CA, 2019
Wine Spectator: 92 points - A rich, showy style, with a very creamy texture to its mix of warmed vanilla, plum and boysenberry puree, and melted black licorice flavors. A mocha note swirls around the fruit on the finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente, Napa Valley, CA, 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 95 points - This memorable Cabernet Sauvignon has small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec blended in. Aged 17 months in a majority of new French oak, it unfurls flavors of red fruit, dried herb and clove over a core of youthful tannin and spicy oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan, Alexander Valley, CA, 2016
Wine Enthusiast: 92 points - Showing an elegant structure, this historic wine is well integrated in terms of tannin and soft, supportive oak. Dried herb and clove mark the midpalate, adding seasoning and complex character to the currant core.
Cabernet Sauvignon "Artemis", Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 92 points - From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, CA, 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points: Dark garnet, nearly violet in the glass, the aromatic intensity of this wine is irresistible. Fresh berries and dried cherries comingle with bergamot, lavender, mint, gunpowder, and sage without a single element dominating another.
Cabernet Sauvignon "Lyndenhurst", Spottswoode, Napa Valley, CA, 2018
James Suckling: 93 points - A complex and inviting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon suggesting notes of raw fresh blackberries, crushed graphite, cassis, baking spices, and cocoa powder. Fine tannins provide savory structure, while floral notes of violets and laurel perfume the glass.
Sancerre, Domaine Vincent Delaporte, Loire Valley, FR, 2019
Wine Spectator: 91 points - Pale gold with green hints. Very expressive, intense, and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi fragrances, and a light vegetal touch (marigold). The entry is soft and round—bright freshness on the palate, delicate and lively purity. Well balanced and harmonious, it ends with a clean lingering finish.
Chablis "Saint Martin", Domaine Laroche, FR, 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points - A vintage that reveals the limestone and the singularity of the terroirs of Chablis. Reflections of a brilliant pale yellow. The nose opens on notes of chalk, white flowers and fresh apple. Fermentation takes place partially in 30-year-old oak bringing subtle and complex notes of fresh undergrowth and cedar. Minerality on the palate with a long and saline finish.
Pouilly-Fuissé, Domaine du Roc des Boutires, Burgundy, FR, 2018
Wine Spectator: 94 points - A bright, vibrant color with hints of yellow and gold. Aromas of peach and honey fill the nose. The wine's acidity is well balanced with citrus notes of lime and orange peel adding layers of flavor.
Chardonnay, Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2019
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points - This wine opens with aromas of ripe golden apple, white peach, and notes of oak. On the palate, apple and pear characters are balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean, with appealing mineral notes. This is a versatile food-pairing wine—enjoy love it with fresh salads, grilled scallops, and nearly any selection of cheeses.
Cabernet Sauvignon "Isosceles", Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA, 2017
Wine Advocate: 90 points - Full-bodied, with ripe black fruit, complex barrel spice and amazingly ready to drink right out of the gate, you can try a bottle or two now, but make sure to save a few to enjoy this wine as it continues to evolve after some time in the cellar.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Austin Hope, Paso Robles, CA, 2019
Wine Advocate: 95 points - Deep ruby in color, Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh black currants and cherries accompanied by subtle smoky notes and dried spices. On the palate, this lavish powerful wine is layered with juicy blackberry, ripe cherry, vanilla bean, and brown butter. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by a touch of bright acidity and firm polished tannins.
|Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Charbonniere, FR, 2018|
Robert Parker: 94 points - This wine showcases the purity of the fruit that comes straightforward to the nose. Medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and ripe tannins. This wine is what any Chateauneuf lovers expect in a classic wine: dark color, racy, silky tannins and freshness This wine has a generous fruity nose: red fruits, violet, licorice that will match very well with French cuisine and also any meat lovers dishes.
|Red Blend, The Prisoner, Napa Valley, CA, 2019|
Wine.com: 92 points - Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish.
|Zinfandel, Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, 2019 |
Jeb Dunnuck: 91 points - When poured, this classic California Zinfandel is a purple-ruby color with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, there are concentrated aromas of dried cherries that meld with warm vanilla, mocha, and mulling spices. Lush flavors of ripe plum and raspberry jam flood the palate, followed by touches of dark chocolate in the background. subtle and round tannins and length for a fresh and enticing finish.
|Chianti Classico DOCG "Riserva", Castello di Volpaia, Tuscany, IT, 2018|
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points - The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.
|Brunello di Montalcino, Caparzo, Tuscany, IT, 2016|
Wine Spectator 96: points - Ruby red wine color, tending toward garnet with age, this wine offers complex, penetrating aromas of wild berry fruit. On the palate, it is dry, firm, harmonious and delicate. Great with roasts, grilled and spit-roasted meats, game, braised meats and aged cheeses.
|Barolo, Domenico Clerico, Piedmont, IT, 2017|
James Suckling: 93 points - Domenico Clerico's best vineyards in Monforte d'Alba collected together in a great Barolo. Year after year the expression of our joys and efforts. Aromas of dried-fruit, spice, and cedar. The palate is full-bodied, focused and intense with a long and chewy finish.
Champagne "Special Cuvée Brut", Bollinger, NVWine Spectator: 93 points - A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit, and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote, and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length, and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
Champagne "Yellow Label", Veuve Clicquot, FR, NVWine Enthusiast: 90 points - One of the most popular of all Champagnes, this is now showing a freshness that wasn't always there. The crisp texture and green-apple flavors give it an immediate drinkability as well as perfumed acidity and a vibrant aftertaste.
Champagne "Cuvée Rosé", Laurent Perrier, FR, NV