Rare Wines Make for Rarer Gifts
Give a Gift Worthy of Holiday Cheer.
Whether you're looking for last minute gift ideas or simply looking for a stunning bottle of wine for your holiday dinner, we have you covered. This week, we’re featuring some unique wines that are very highly-allocated for someone very special. Or, if it's a statement you're trying to make, nothing says bring on the holiday cheer like passing a magnum around the dinner table.

Extremely Limited Release
2015 Chassange-Montrachet Burgundies

Chassagne-Montrachet is located in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune and is home to some of the most sought-after and finest Chardonnay in the world. The unique geology and perfect climate offer the ideal conditions from which gifted producers can create intense, precise, and elegant wines worthy of long-term cellaring. Better yet, the 2015 vintage provided plenty of warm sunshine, allowing grapes to develop richer, riper and more concentrated aromas and flavors.
Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains 2015
Fourth-generation winemaker Thierry Pillot helms this storied property. Under Thierry, the focus is squarely on the vineyards, with a discreet use of new wood and a non-interventionist approach in the cellar. The resulting wines' finesse and palate-lifting purity perfectly reflect the finest terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Baudines 2015
Pierre-Yves has rapidly become a star in the Côte de Beaune and is now considered one of the preeminent young producers of White Burgundy. His choices to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew battonnage make each one of his bottlings a clear expression of terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay.

Brunch Bubbles

What’s better than a crisp bottle of bubbles with your holiday brunch? How about pink bubbles from brilliant young up-and-coming winemakers. This holiday, leave the big brands (with their big marketing budgets) for the rank-and-file and discover producers focusing more on wine-making than wine-marketing.
Extremely Limited Release
Ulysse Collin Les Maillons Rosé de Saignée 2013:$100
Olivier Collin’s rarest Champagne doesn’t disappoint. Seductively deep in color, with beautiful sweet raspberry and cherry fruits held together with a firm yet elegant layer of earthy herbs and minerals. Constantly evolving in the glass 'Les Maillons' shows off its wild complexity.

Vazart-Coquart Champagne Brut Rosé NV $76
A fresh and elegant Champagne with aromas of white peach, raspberries, and redcurrant, with the refreshing acidity of pink grapefruit.
Jose Dhondt Champagne Rosé de Saignée Brut $80
A substantial rosé with prominent Pinot Noir flavors such as raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb.

Large Formats

How can you take a great bottle of wine and make it better? Make it twice the size. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea for the wine lover on your list, look no further. We have a collection of old-world magnums guaranteed to contain more than a few servings of holiday cheer.
Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015 Magnum
Working with organically farmed Grenache vines of 85 years of age, Cristia produces small quantities of the Vieilles Vignes cuvée, their most prized and cellar-worthy bottling. It shows blackberry, blueberry, and savory herbs in the mouth, with overtones of smoked meat and bacon fat. Silky tannins and a balanced acidity keep this offering fresh and lively.
Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2013 Magnum
Single-vineyard Barolo from one of Piemonte’s most prestigious and uncompromising producers. Lively and savory, with pretty dark cherry and black raspberry fruit, violets, and silky texture from barrique aging. Drinkable now with extensive decanting, and also built to age a long time.
Vina Pedrosa 2010 Ribera Del Duero Magnum
A structured red from the high plateau region of Ribera Del Duero. This wine is deeply colored and displays Tempranillo's signature cherry, tobacco and herbs. Matured in both American and French oak, imparting a complex bouquet of vanilla, toast, and smoke.