This magical wine is perfect for holiday dinners, and a very good value considering the prices of its peers from Napa or France. Boldly flavorful, yet refined and elegant, this incredible wine offers layers of flavors with black cherries, blackberries, plums, and spice box flavors that marry harmoniously with nuances of earth and leather. A good choice for filet mignon with a mushroom sauce, prime rib, rack of lamb, ahi, or salmon, it’s sure to delight your dinner guests during the holidays. Available at Kynsi’s tasting room just off Hwy. 227, it’s $48 retail.
Kynsi 2008 Pinot Noir Edna Valley
This budget-friendly Pinot is just the ticket for those who can’t afford the reserve level Stone Corral. Grown in the estate vineyard, this is a delicious wine that you’ll enjoy with the meal and afterward; its friendly fruit flavors make it easy drinking. It offers bright notes of tangy red cherries and black cherries, and ripe plums, with hints of earth, spice, and white pepper. It’s perfect for the holiday table, or anytime you want to treat yourself to an excellent wine with dinner—even if it’s simply roast beef. It’s available at the tasting room, just $32 retail.