Ziggy The Wine Gal

Zig's 2015 Holiday Wine Picks:

Holiday Wine Sponsor:
Tony's of North Beach
Tony's of North Beach
16 Judges tasted through dozens and dozens of wines to determine what wine is the best value Sparkling, White and Red wine under $15- as well as what is the best high end Sparkling, White and Red wine over $35.

I've chosen descriptions from select panel members to highlight each wine profile. 

*Top Wines Under $15*

Sparkling Wine

Korbel, Organic Brut, CA $13.99 srp
Classic, Crisp, Golden Apples, Hint of Ginger, Rich Aromas, Delicious

White Wine

2014 Ferrari-Carano, Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County $14.
Balanced, Green Fig, Tropical Fruit, Citrusy, Terrific Texture, "Let's have a party kind of wine"

Red Wine

2012 Toad Hollow, Erik's the Red, CA $14.99
Dark Berries, Spice, Sassy, Cola, Rich Cherry, Strawberry Jam, Rockin'

*Top Wines Over $35*


2010 Iron Horse Vineyards, Russian Cuvée, Green Valley of Russian River Valley $42.
Elegant, Complex, Poached Pear, Creamy, Graceful, Lovely Brioche, Tantalizing

White Wine

2013 Comstock, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast $39.
Yummy, Minerally, Seamless, Vibrant, Juicy, Pears, Plush Acidity, Kickass, "All over It"

Red Wine

2013 Camlow Cellars, Magna Porcum, Pinot Noir, Green Valley of Russian River Valley $45.
Yes! Epically Yummy, Currants, Dark Cherries, Beautifully Balanced, Baking Spices, Lingering Finish


2012 Davis Family Vineyards, Throne, Russian River Valley $42.
Gorgeous, Sexy, Seductive, Dark Fruits, Spice & Everything Nice, Earthy, Rich, Happy Fruit, Boysenberry, Cherry