Holiday Wine Survival Guide: Ideal Party Wines
Holiday Party Wines for Every Guest
NV Scharffenberger Brut Excellence ($20)
Made in the traditional Champagne style, this rich and creamy wine from northern California can be served throughout a meal.
2011 Domaine Daniel Dampt Chablis ($24)
Third-generation winemaker Vincent Dampt ages his wines entirely in stainless steel, resulting in this lively, fresh Chablis that can pair with practically any appetizer.
2011 Saint Cosme Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge ($16)
A medium-bodied Syrah blend from the Rhône Valley that is spicy and fruit-forward—great on its own or with food.
2009 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Merlot ($33)
This is for guests who like full-bodied reds. Made with estate fruit, it’s aged in oak barrels for 16 months, giving the cherry- rich wine a compelling roundness.
Updated December 2012