Festive Wines: I'm Dreaming of a Red and White Christmas
Do you have some to add to the list? Any particularly memorable bottles from holidays past, perhaps not so much because of the wine but because of where you were and who you were with?
2006 Stella Bella Wines Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Margaret River, Australia: A wine that has vibrant, grassy goodness to wake up your palate. Pair with: seafood, vegetarian dishes. 12% alcohol XD = extra dry $17.95 Score: 89/100.
2004 Wegeler Riesling Spatlese Qmp, Rudesheimer Berg Rottland, Estate BtlD., Rheingau, Germany: Move up to a Spatlese! Don't be afraid of sweetness; it can be your friend. This one has notes of citrus and apricot. 8% MS = medium sweet $29.95 Score: 92/100.
2006 Mommessin Chateau De Pierreux Brouilly AC, Beaujolais: A happy wine with ripe cherries that's lovely and light. Pair with: chicken, stuffed turkey, grilled pork tenderloin, salmon. 13% XD $19.95 Score: 89/100.
2003 Remo Farina Vigna Montecorna Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Terrific value in this lovely full-bodied wine with a smooth texture. Like merlot cubed. Pair with: roast game, hearty stews. 13% D $19.65 Score: 90/100.