Co-op Picks: The Best Wines to Serve at Your Holiday Dinner

Can you believe the holiday season is already here? That's right... and with Thanksgiving fast approaching, everyone at the co-op is getting ready to pop open that special bottle of wine for their own celebrations. Our expert wine sommeliers want you to be excited too, which is why we’re holding our big Holiday Wine Sale now through the end of November! Shop your co-op today and get 10% OFF any – yes, any bottle of wine in our Wine and Cheese Department!

With a deal this good, and with so many varieties to choose from for the special occasion, we know you might need a hand with choosing which wines to serve at your table this year. That’s why our wine staff put their heads together and hand-picked a selection of favorites to share with you. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of fine wines, this specially curated list is certain to help you pick a winner that everyone will love.

Brooks 2018 Biodynamic Riesling

Willamette Valley, Oregon • $19.99 $17.99

A powerful and complex dry Riesling, with heady aromas of ripe stone fruit, summer herbs and raw honey. Bold notes of peach, Meyer lemon and candied ginger hit the palate, making this wine really unforgettable. From the cellars of the late Jimi Brooks, a pioneer of biodynamic winemaking in Oregon!

French Blue Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc

Entre-Deux-Mers, France • $12.99 $11.69

A remarkable, bone dry Sauvignon Blanc from the heart of France's most prestigious wine region. Crisp notes of fresh lemon and grapefruit, against a backdrop of slaty minerality. As you sip, hints of green apple and kiwi emerge. It's a perfect way to start your evening at a great price for what's in the bottle!

Foxglove Central Coast 2016 Pinot Noir

Paso Robles, CA • $18.99 $17.09

We are proud to present Foxglove Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz wine-making masters Jim and Bob Varner. The proof of their expertise is evident in each sip. Balance and nuance characterize this wine, thanks to its complex notes of earth, leather, spice, and tart cherry.

Foxglove Central Coast 2017 Chardonnay

Paso Robles, CA • $16.99 $15.29

Another gem from the cellars of veteran winemakers Jim and Bob Varner. The 2017 Chard is soft, supple, and delicious. Tropical notes, apples, lemons, and fruit blossoms, all balanced by bright acidity, make this wine both a striking selection and a stunning value!

50 Acre Ranch 2018 California Cabernet Sauvignon

California • $12.99 $11.69

Complex and intriguing, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black currant and light oak. Medium-bodied, with bursts of black cherry, plum, dark espresso, vanilla, and toasty oak! Easy to like, great to enjoy on its own or ready for dinner, with firm tannins and good acidity to match your meal.

Passatempo Vinho Verde

Northern Portugal • $8.99 $8.09

A delicious, light, crisp and fruity white wine from the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. Made from a blend of native white grapes, this unique wine has a distinctive fizz and is naturally lower in alcohol (9%). It's refreshing, lip-smacking, and easy to enjoy!

Dante Pinot Noir

Oakville, Napa Valley, CA • $9.99 $8.99

A River Valley favorite! It pours ruby red in the glass while greeting you with a bouquet of roses, violets, and rich earth. Cherries, cranberry, and strawberry pop on the palate and are joined by notes of roasted coffee and vanilla bean from its time in oak barrels.

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