Pour Yourself a Little Cheer with Whole Foods’ Top Holiday Wines

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 2:17 am

With the holiday season upon us, chances are that your social calendar is brimming with parties, get togethers and dinners. Share the joy this winter and be everyone’s favorite guest with a winning selection of wines for every occasion. Whole Foods’ Top Ten Wines will take you from Thanksgiving well into the New Year.

H&M Hofer Grüner Veltliner
This organic wine is super fresh and crisp with an enticing minerality. Look out for notes of white peach, Meyer lemon and green apple flavors up front, then lovely notes of sage and rosemary.

Autoritas Sauvignon Blanc
This classic wine from Chile’s Valle Central is bursting with fresh-cut herb and green grass aromas. It has a soft melon and ripe tropical fruit flavor with a refreshing, clean finish.

Animist Chardonnay
This festive Chardonnay features tropical flavors, apple and cantaloupe plus oak-influenced vanilla notes with an initial burst of evergreen aromas.

Chateau des Rôches Fleurie
This organic wine embodies elegance, ripeness with restraint, bright fresh fruit notes and just-right tannins. You can’t go wrong with this red.

Andover Estate Pinot Noir
This Northern California wine balances rustic earthy aromas and fruity flavors of cherry and cranberry with a touch of sassafras.

Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Technicolor
Technicolor is a bold red which balances jammy richness and fine structured tannins with aromas of spice, plum and a touch of creamy vanilla. Forward berry flavors mix with ripe red plum, cherries and a warm spicy note finish the wine.

Criterion Chianti Classico
This elegant The Old World Chianti is filled with aromas of cherry, dried flowers and a touch of spice. Forward dried cherry flavors balance with cranberry and leather notes for a satisfying sip.

Camino Calixo Cava
This complex wine features green apple, brioche and white flowers with toasty, citrus notes for a lingering flavor.

Santa Julia Malbec del Mercado
This party-sized bottle bursts with plum and chocolate aromas with flavors of cassis and spice. Enjoy the smoky, floral finish.

J. Lassalle Brut Premier Cru
This Grower Champagne is refined and crisp with flavors of ripe Fuji apple, white peach and a graceful floral component.

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