9 Wines for the Holidays
Super Buy-Rite Jersey City Best Values and Gifts
By Neil Shrodo | Super Buy-Rite JC
The Holidays are here again and the Super Buy-Rite Jersey City team is here with advice on wines and spirits that make great gifts this year!
Ca Furlan Rosé
This new release comes from one of our favorite Prosecco producers who has made a sparkling dry rosé with delicate cherry and rose petal aromas and creamy strawberry notes with a pleasing finish. $9.99 on sale.
Stellina di Notte Pinot Grigio
A bright star in sea of pinot grigio, this wine is crisp, but with good body and flavors of melon and golden apple layered on tropical and citrus fruits on the dry finish. Superb at $9.99 on sale.
Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc
A vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Frenzy is brash and aromatic, with flavors of grapefruit and white peaches, lime and ripe melon. Zesty and complex, at $11.99. Simply one of the best wines for the holidays.
Caballero de la Cepa Malbec
A steal in Malbec, Finca Flichman’s Caballero is made for food, fun and family! Ripe plum and dusty red berry with a kiss of cigar wrapper and a warm easy finish. $9.99 on sale.
Labouré Roi Pouilly Fuissé
One of the classics! This white Burgundy is 100 percent Chardonnay and has flavors of ripe green apple, juicy pear and a hint of stone fruit. Medium bodied and easy drinking. $19.99
Ercole Barbera 1L
This red from Italy’s Piedmont region is quite a treat, with ripe blackberry and red currant flavors and a medium body. A great gift for any holiday party at $12.99 per liter.
St Emilion de Quintus 2016
The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux is quite stunning, and this red can be drunk now or aged for five or more years, as it is already packed with blackcurrant and crushed violet aromas, and big flavors of blueberry, plum and graphite. Complex and rewarding. $39.99 on sale.
La Cuna de la Poesía Rioja Reserva 2012
Rich notes of black fruits, vanilla and fig lead to a slightly earthy, smooth finish with a touch of spice. This 2012 is an excellent gift for any discerning red wine lover and one of the top wines for the holidays! $14.99 on sale.
A pale straw yellow sparkler with aromas of apple and brioche with a hint of lemon tart. Creamy on the palate, with a surprising richness that is reminiscent of a fine vintage champagne! $15.99 on sale.
New Whiskeys, Bourbons and Craft Gins
Suntory Toki – Japanese Whiskey has come of age in the past few years and Suntory’s Toki is a great gift that is trendy and delicious! Aromas of green apple and honey flavors of grapefruit, mint, and thyme, and a finish that is all spicy vanilla and oak! $35.99 on sale.
Savage and Cooke “The Burning Chair Bourbon” – Made by winemaker Dave Phinney of The Prisoner fame, this bourbon is aromatically intriguing with brown sugar, caramel, butterscotch and toasty oak. The palate is smooth and lush with loads of vanilla bean, baking spices, maple and baked apples. The finish is long and exciting, begging for another sip. 750ml, $49.99 on sale.
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin – Rounded and delightfully fresh up front, this gin has citrus, juniper and spicy notes that hit you right away. Then the juniper kicks in! Gunpowder tea, meadowsweet and coriander add incredible complexity. Balanced and somewhat surprising. 750ml, $29.99 on sale.
Champagne Belle Reverie– A rare value in Champagne
A small producer that emphasizes two things: the family and the land! Very hands on and excellently crafted, Patrick Collier’s family has been growing grapes in Champagne since the 18th century, and their passion is evident in this wonderful Champagne, the Comtesse de Belle Rêverie! A pinot noir dominated blend, it offers great aromatic complexity and gives off aromas of red currants. The color is pale yellow with golden highlights. The bubbles are fine, and form a lasting and delicately-creamy ring of mousse. The palate is balanced, full with a distinguished, persistent finish. $29.99 on sale.