Toast of the Town Winter 2023

A Holiday Hooray

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life or you just want to wow guests at your next holiday dinner party, we’ve got you covered. From bold berry-forward reds to dry whites that offer up the unexpected, these wines are sure to be a hit!


Gundlach Bundschu Dry Gewürztraminer

This dry Gewürztraminer hailing from the Sonoma Valley is decidedly different. Made with 100% Gewürztraminer grapes, this wine is less sweet than its counterparts while maintaining an interesting balance between fruit and spice. Lychee and white pepper dominate the palate and nose in this beverage, which pairs great with spicy dishes or seafood.

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Frog’s Leap

Made from 85% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, and 6% Carignan grapes, Frog’s Leap’s Zinfandel starts the aging process in concrete cubes before being transferred to oak barrels. Bold with a bit of spice, this wine boasts scents of berries and plum, with a bit of vanilla and black pepper. A sophisticated texture and long, complex finish mean this wine pairs great with game-forward dishes and those with a bit of spice.

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For a lighter and more energetic option, look to Trimbach’s Riesling. The French wine is on the dry side and contains notes of citrus, pear, and peach. Approachable but elevated, it shines its brightest when paired with pasta, chicken, or seafood dishes.

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Grand Durif

For those looking for a wine full of character for the holiday season, Caymus-Suisun’s Grand Durif is hard to beat. This juicy Petite Sirah delivers toasted herbs, boysenberry, and baking spices on the nose, while the palate turns to flavors of berry cobbler and leather. Smooth tannins and a velvety texture make this a great complement for holiday dinners.

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