In theory, giving wine as a holiday gift is straightforward, but even the most wine-knowledgeable can hesitate when faced with an overwhelming number of choices. Fortunately, our 2023 holiday gift sets have been thoughtfully selected and boxed into two and three-bottle sets representing the wines preferred by both critics and our club members, so you can gift wine easily and with confidence.
For the Foodie
Food-friendly Chalk Hill 2021 Estate Chardonnay (95 points, Wine Enthusiast) and 2021 Estate Pinot Noir (93 points, Wine Enthusiast)
2023 is Chateau St. Jean’s 50th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a vertical of its history-making, flagship Bordeaux blend, Cinq Cépages — the first Sonoma wine named Wine of the Year by the Wine Spectator in 1999. Vintages 2017 (94 points, James Suckling), 2018 (95, James Suckling), and 2019 (94 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator) are included in this limited-availability set.
A trio of storied Chardonnays to sample at the next book club gathering: Chalk Hill 2021 Estate Chardonnay (95 points, Wine Enthusiast), Ferrari-Carano 2020 Tré Terre Chardonnay (92 points, Wine Enthusiast), and Kuleto 2020 Homestead Block Chardonnay.