As pumpkins, spices, and fall festivities have arrived, so has the time to amp up your wine collection. At Fall gatherings I will not be judged for serving or bringing bad wines and neither should you! So I choose those that will enhance fall harvest dishes and best of all, be thoroughly enjoyed on the deck or by the fireplace on a chilly evening. A great wine is always an appreciated hostess gift. Here are a few that have been getting me into the spiced and cozy spirit of Fall. Cheers!
2012 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel, Napa Valley – $36
Ripe with blackberries and black cherries and a touch of Petite Sirah, this peppery Zinfandel is ultra smooth. It would compliment hearty Fall meals while being one to unwind with on your deck. Be careful to stock up as this wine is so smooth and easy to drink that the bottle will go quickly! Grgich Hills farms naturally and these wines are certified organic. This Zinfandel is best enjoyed by and gifted to those that are smooth, bold, and elegant with some flair! Learn more and purchase here – Grgich Wine Estates.
2014 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah, Napa Valley – $47
Hints of cinnamon, clove, and cedar enhance the freshness of blueberries and blackberries in this warm and welcoming wine. Stags’ Leap is one of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries. Their wines exude elegance and expertise. This Petite Sirah is best enjoyed and gifted for those that want a cozy and soft Fall evening that will linger. Learn more and purchase here – Stags’ Leap Winery.
2015 Twomey Pinot Noir Russian River, $50
This Russian River Pinot from the makers of Silver Oak is silky and sophisticated. Clean and flavorful, bursting with plum and cherries and aromas of cardamom and nutmeg, it’s a Pinot that will charm even those who prefer white wines. This medium bodied red will be enjoyed by and gifted to the stylish and posh who make a star impression every time. Learn more and purchase here – Twomey.
2016 Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley – $19
Apple picking and Fall picnics call for a crisp and clean white wine. A Fall delight, this Oregon Pinot Gris has aromas of Asian Pear, lemon thyme, and ginger. Elk Cove delivers a refreshing and pleasing wine for all of your afternoon gatherings that include fun and friends. A perfect pairing for the bright, zany, and charismatic ones! Elk Cove Vineyards.
2015 Cakebread Chardonnay – $37
Rich and full bodied, this Chardonnay from the acclaimed Cakebread Cellars is crisp and creamy, boasting harvest aromas of apples, pear and citrus. Spice, yeast, and mineral tones along with a toasty oak finish gives you a phenomenal Fall wine. This wine should be enjoyed by and gifted to those who are sassy yet refined with many layers to their chic persona! This is the ultimate crowd pleasing white, another standout from a world class vineyard. Learn more and purchase here – Cakebread Cellars.
Chandon Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé – $35
At a celebration there should be some sparkling wine! This festive blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay comes from Chandon, the first French owned sparkling wine producer in Napa. This should be enjoyed by and gifted to those that are vibrant, alluring, beautiful, and bright! Learn more and purchase here – Chandon.
Elevate your wine enjoyment with these enhancements!
Hand Painted Fall Wine Glasses
Harvest Wine Charms
Red Electric Wine Opener