Come bearing a great bottle this holiday season. We picked five that hit the gifting mark.
My father used to tell me never to arrive at someone’s house without a bent elbow. The implication, of course, is that a guest should always bring a gift. And this time of year, some of the best favors arrive in perfect bottles. Here are five we love for this holiday season and why your giftee will smile.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Depth prevails in this bottle, propelled by warm, toasty oak, classic red fruits (raspberry, strawberry), vanilla and root beer. Tip: Decant in youth for 30 minutes before drinking.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Cabs produced by this Napa wine label boast a cult following, and the new release—with notes of everything from blueberry compote to black truffles—recently received a 100-point rating from The Wine Independent.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: The new tequila was launched last month by Napa vintner Adam Carun and entrepreneur Nicholas Lutz. The sipping tequila (only 700 cases were produced) hails from more traditional Zona Valles terroir in the Jalisco lowlands, resulting in smooth, savory notes.