Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

||Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

The holiday season is in full force! To ease your holiday stress, we’ve curated a breakdown of some of our best gifting options for the wine lovers on your list. From the ultimate collector to the adventurous wine drinker- we’ve got you covered!

 

Pre-Selected Gifting Packs

The Perfectionist

Scoring 100-points from the critics, these perfect bottles are ready to be cherished! What better gift than the best of the best fromaround the world!

This gift pack contains 3 bottles of the best of the best from California, Bordeaux, and Burgundy!

  • Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino 2010
  • Joseph Drouhin Chambertin Clos de Beze 2016
  • Del Dotto Cabernet The Beast 2016

 

 

The Grand Tour

A prime selection of wine is perfect for that wine enthusiast. Because you can’t travel, we are offering the best wine regions from around the world!

This gift pack contains 6 bottles of a selection of sought-after producers from Australia, France, Italy, United States, and Germany!

  • Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015
  • Tignanello 2014
  • Billaud Simon Chablis Tete d`Or 2016
  • Mollydooker Shiraz Carnival of Love 2012
  • Burklin Wolf Ruppertsberger Gaisbohl Riesling GC 2013
  • Arnoux (Lachaux) Nuits St. Georges Les Proces 2016

 

The Collector’s Trifecta

We know some people want a little bit of everything. This trifecta offers one bottle of exceptional red, white, and sparkling. Drink it all over the course of a dinner or cellar the bottles for long-term aging.

This gift pack contains 3 bottles of Red, White, and Sparkling!

  • Paul Bara Brut Millesime 2012
  • Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2014
  • Vincent Girardin Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 2012

 

 

 

Gosset Grand Reserve NV

For the Champagne buff, a classic you can’t go wrong with – Gosset. This bottle speaks of tradition and offers an incredible amount of acidity, excellent for drinking now or aging.

This gift pack contains 1 delightful bottle of bubbles from Champagne, France!

 

 

 

 

The Club

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Give the gift of a wine club subscription! The Club includes limited availability, small-production, unique wines that you can’t find in your local grocery store. You can expect an email that showcases the theme for each month’s selections and tell you the story of each wine.

Crus
  • Benchmark Crus are wines of distinction, often single-vineyard expressions, to be enjoyed now, or for short-term cellaring
  • 3-4 Wines / month
  • $150 – 200 excluding tax and shipping
  • Variety of styles from around the world (red, white, rosé, and sparkling)
  • Shipping will be arranged separately dependent on weather, your location, and preferences
Collectors
  • Benchmark Collectors are wines meant for special occasions or for long-term cellaring
  • 3-4 Wines / month
  • $250 – 300 excluding tax and shipping
  • Variety of styles from around the world (red, white, rosé, and sparkling)
  • Shipping will be arranged separately dependent on weather, your location, and preferences

The Accellarator

Forget The Stocking, Fill The Whole Cellar!

With just one click, acquire an instantaneous collection of premium wines. Based on your selection, our team of trained cellar experts, with a collective 30 years in the industry, who understand the value of a well-groomed cellar, will curate an instantaneous collection sourced from our unparalleled stock of fine and rare wine, with investment in mind. Each curated experience is guaranteed to be expertly selected and stocked full of envy-worthy cellar pieces at an exclusive rate.

 

Raid Y(our) Cellar

Gift An Experience With Our Virtual Wine Tastings

The exclusive Raid Y(our) Cellar experience features live virtual tastings guided by winemakers, celebrity sommeliers, estate directors, industry professionals- and more! Taste along with an exclusive playback option of each live installment of Raid Y(our) Cellar by purchasing corresponding wine packs available on our website. (while supplies last, quantities limited) Check out a few of our available packs below!

Previously On Raid Y(our) Cellar

Raid Y(our) Cellar Vega Sicilia 3 Pack ~ 8 @ $275

Tasting hosted by special guests, Diana Kelley, US Regional Manager for Vega Sicilia, and Doug Frost, Master Sommelier. Watch here! 

This hand-selected 3-pack includes one bottle of each:

2017 Oremus Mandolás Dry Furmint
2014 Vega Sicilia Valbuena WA96, JS96

JS96: “The ripeness is impressive here. A lot of work was done in the vineyard in 2014 to get yields right. It delivers darker fruit aromas and flavors, black cherries and plums, dark chocolate and licorice. The palate is deeply fleshy with rich blueberries, cassis and dark roasting herbs. Very deep-set, powerful black fruit with a deeper tannin texture. The power and freshness here is extraordinary. Deeply layered.”
2015 Vega Sicilia Pintia JS95, WA94
 JS95: “A very structured and intense Pintia with lots of blackberry, chocolate and cedar character. Full body. Yet, it’s more refined than in past vintages. One of the more balanced bottlings from this winery. Delicious already.”


Raid Y(our) Cellar: Take Charge 3-pack NV ~ 10 @ $295

Tasting hosted by special guests, our dear friends, Brent Sloan, Owner of Rapport Wines, Shane Battier, Former NBA Champion, and Joe Blanton, Former MLB Pitcher & Owner of Selah Wines. Watch here! 

This hand-selected 3-pack includes one bottle of each: 

2017 Rapport Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 QTR Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Selah Wines Cabernet Sauvignon JD97

JD97: “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is inky colored and powerful, with textbook notes of crème de cassis, liquid violets, graphite, bay leaf, and crushed rocks. It’s deep, rich, incredibly long and powerful, with awesome structure and density. Sourced all from Howell Mountain and brought up in 80% new French oak, it’s a thrilling wine from this tiny estate that will keep for two decades or more.”


Raid Y(our) Cellar Staglin, Le Artishasic, Resa 3 Pack NV ~ 4 @ $465

Tasting lead by special guests Artie Johnson – Le Artishasic, Shannon Staglin – Resa & Staglin Family Vineyard, and our guest Sommelier, Jodi Bronchtein – Press Napa Valley. Watch here! 

This hand-selected 3-pack includes one bottle of each:

Le Artishasic Chardonnay La Mer 2018
Resa Grenache Sonoma Valley 2016
Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa 2016 WA97
WA97: “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts out of the glass with beautiful black cherry compote, warm cassis and freshly crushed blackberries scents plus touches of chargrill, violets, dark chocolate and pencil shavings and a waft of English lavender. Full-bodied, the palate features great intensity combined with fantastic freshness, textured by soft, finely grained tannins and lifted by the most gorgeous floral perfume, finishing long and layered. Beautiful wine.”

 

Established in 2002, Benchmark Wine Group is the leading source of fine and rare wine retailers, restaurants and collectors around the world. Based in Napa Valley, we acquire the most sought-after wines from private individuals and professional contacts, but only when provenance can be verified by our team of acquisition professionals. Our staff draws on decades of industry experience and is dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of our clients. Benchmarkwine.com offers 24-hour access to our cellar, displaying inventory in real-time.

 

2021-02-10T23:22:11+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Benchmark Insider|Comments Off on Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!