During the holiday season (and especially this year), wines are essential to lift our spirits and indulge in the best life has to offer. Known by customers for sharing his knowledge of wines and other libations, we turn to our sommelier and trattoria General Manager, Alex Bazzy, who enthusiastically recommends the following wines.
For New Year’s Eve
- A traditional Italian holiday sparkling wine.
- Brut in style, light, dry, bubbly, easy-drinking, good for any Italian meal.
- $14.99/bottle, pairs with a wide range of dishes, or enjoy by itself.
Canard-Duchene Charles VII Brut
- A truly elegant Champagne!
- Very small production with emphasis on quality.
- Made from all three grape varietals; Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.
- Nice balance of minerality, buttered toast and citrus flavors.
- Alex likes this one because of its small production, richness and complexity.
Very special reds
Josh Cabernet 2018 Reserve
- Wine maker is Joseph Carr, named Josh after his father
- Cantoro got behind this quality wine because they’re participating in Operation Gratitude – one half of the profits from the sale of this wine fund care packages for deployed service men and women around the world.
- From Lodi, A little bolder than some cooler climate cabernets.
- Medium to full bodied, lots of fruit and manageable tannins.
- Retails for $18.99 a bottle in the market.
Classico Gran Selezione 2015
- The highest rating available for a Chianti.
- Verrazzano is the name of this fantastic producer
- Sasselo is the single vineyard designation.
- This wine tastes more like it used to be made back in the day
- No merlot or cab in this blend. More of a traditional Chianti recipe.
- $59.99, great price for a Gran Selezione.
Want a bigger bodied white for the winter + colder weather that pairs well with rich foods like gravy and stuffing’s? Try fuller bodied chardonnays with a little more oak.
Excited to ring in 2021 with these fine bottles that will help us get through January!