Running behind with your holiday shopping? Never fear, Buy Rite’s Last-Minute Gift Guide is here! Red wine, white wine, sparkling wine and spirits—there’s something for everyone!
Spirits: A great bottle of tequila or a classy vodka are perfect gifts, and Japanese whisky is a great gift that is so on trend right now!
One of the best vodka’s on the market today, it’s supple and smooth, with lots of character. Made with a soft winter wheat that is gently distilled and it’s then blended with the finest French spring water.
The essence of Japanese whisky, Toki has notes of green apple and honey on the nose and a subtly sweet and spicy finish. This is the perfect gift for a scotch lover who might want to try something similar but more exotic.
Balanced and rounded, this aged Tequila has sweet brown sugar notes that gradually becomes agave layered in fine oak and a hint of white pepper. Anejo is prized because of the extra richness that comes from years of aging in the barrel.
Red Wines: These three wines represent California doing what California does best – big, rich and mouth filling reds!
A stunning Cab that blends ripe fruit from Rutherford with more powerful mountain grown fruit from Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Atlas peak. “Very attractive aromas of blackcurrants, black olives and dark leather with some cedar. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a refined, polished finish. Shows finesse and focus. Grows on the palate. Really delicious now, but will improve with age. Drink or hold.” 94 James Suckling.
“Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum, chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.” Winemakers notes. A classic Cabernet at a fantastic price!
This is a fantastic three county blend from the Wagner family. Bold, with a lavish oakiness, this is a richer pinot noir than most! “A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.” – Winemakers notes.
White and Sparkling : Get the party started with white and sparkling wines!
One of the most popular Pinot Grigios available today, the Santa Margherita is a supple white, with medium body and a bright forward fruit with a hint of sweetness that never fails to delight. It’s easy to see what it is one of the most popular Pinto Grigios! Easy to drink and even easier to fall in love with!
This pale yellow Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of lifted citrus, tropical fruit, and crushed herbs. A fresh, juicy wine with vibrant acidity, it has plenty of weight and length on the palate. Give a bottle and maybe save one for yourself so you can enjoy the Ripe, tropical fruit flavor with passion fruit, melon, and grapefruit.
Northern Italy’s prosecco remains one of the best values in sparkling wine and Ruffino makes an excellent one! Grown in the hills of Valdobiadenne, considered the best region for prosecco, it has a fragrant and fruity bouquet, lively but smooth bubbles, and flavors of apples and pears, citrus fruits, wisteria and elderflower.
We just cannot get enough of this Champagne from Laurent Perrier. A perfect gift for those who love bubbles at the end of the year! “The brioche and cooked-apple and cream character really comes through here. Full-bodied and round with fine bubbles. Flavorful and intense. Vivid, bread-dough finish.” 93 James Suckling.