The holiday season is almost upon us, and with that comes endless entertaining. It's the perfect time to see friends and family, cook delicious meals, and bring out the holiday decorations. Whether you need a hostess gift for a holiday party or a 90-plus point wine to impress your in-laws, Amazon has every wine you could imagine—plus the user reviews to verify just how excellent (or not so excellent) the libations are. Scroll through for the best-reviewed wines on Amazon.
Plum, anise, and white pepper aromas describe this lively blend of stone fruit and blackberry. The Cabernet blend has a rather full-bodied style that is a perfect complement to red meat dishes. With five stars on Amazon, this pick is always a safe bet. One user wrote the following: "A great buy and tasty, too!"
Scoring an impressive 87 points on the 100 point wine scale, this $12 bottle of reisling is an excellent choice to have on hand whenever you want to pour yourself a glass at the end of the day or offer an unexpected guest a libation.
2013 Cameron Hughes CAM Collection Monterey County Pinot Noir
In this memorable pinot noir, the sweet flavors of cherries and wild strawberries mingle with savory spice and "a kiss of chocolate" to create a high quality California red. One Amazon user described this Monterey County pinot noir as follows: “Purchased as part of the three pack, this wine was absolutely fabulous. One of the fun aspects of drinking Cameron Hughes is the anticipation of what will be in the bottle—you hope it will represent something normally 2-3x the price, and this particular wine knocks it out of the park. We are fairly casual wine drinkers, but appreciate when quality, taste, and value line up. This bottle hits all three metrics.”
This delicious, flowery red is a blend of Mourvdre, Grenache, and Syrah. It is agreeable to just about any palette, but complex enough to hold your interest. We love how its light flowery taste blends with a savory herb element. It makes this wine a perfect complement to fish or meat. Another 5-star winner, one user said that this is "a great wine for the price" and an ultimate "go-to weeknight wine."
A delightful, and affordable collection of wonderful white wines that will offer your palette a variety of flowery flavors, this is the perfect package to have delivered to a girlfriend, your mom, or your sister. One user reviewed this five start selection as simply "excellent." We suggest you give it a try as well.
2013 Parducci Small Lot Blend Pino Noir Mendocino County
This Mendocino pinot noir is a medium bodied blend of juicy berries. It's a perfect pairing for salmon, pork tenderloin, and fine red cuts of meat. With a 5 star rating it's no surprise that one customer wrote: "We had it at a restaurant and just fell in love with it. I love having it in stock at home."
This dark, red California coast blend is a pleasure for the senses. With the aromas of cassis and black cherries, this complex wine has a hint of tobacco. The soft tannis make this wine a perfect pair for a roasted or grilled meat dish. One user said the following: “This Cab is one of the best I’ve tried in this price range! It’s always a gamble when trying to find new wines to enjoy at home. This one is a winner! This has really rich and complex layers but finishes with softer silky tannins.”
This wonderfully relaxing mix of white wine, including a Chardonay and a Riesling make an excellent treat for guests and presents to bring to any holiday gathering. "It's a dry white wine and the flavor is delicious," writes one user about the Reisling. One user put it especially well: "Great wine, fast service, what more could you ask for?"
In the mood for a little romance this holiday season? This is the perfect wine for you. The decadent blend offers a combination of flavors including black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla. And this Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired vino has an impressive 90 point rating. One Amazon user expected the wine to be a gimmick for the film but was happily surprised by how good it was: "It was surprisingly amazing. Surprising because I really thought it would be a bit of a gimmick and amazing because the wine was spectacular."
A hint of cashew nut aromas make this otherwise light but fruity wine robust with a surprisingly delicious flavor. With a five star rating users call this white blend "great" and "a winner." We think it's a perfect blend to serve with fish, a vegetarian dish, or a grilled chicken dish this fall.
If you love dry red wine, then this Rosso di Napa version is the ultimate pick.With an intoxicating aroma of caramelized sugar, fig, coffee, and chocolate, this crisp red offers a long finish. One emphatic customer raved about it: "God, this is the perfect red wine I've been looking for. My wife loves drinking this when we're having something exotic and spicy to eat."
A blushing 5-star wine, this white Zinfandel is our go-to wine whenever we want a crisp, yet soothing wind down at the end of the day. It's perfect on its own during any season and an easy pairing with any meal. Apparently Amazon users keep going back to this bottle as well: "Third time I've ordered this wine. I will order again. I can't ask for anything quicker or better."
This pinot grigio is the perfect pairing for any seafood meal, especially a shellfish meal like linguine with clams, and with any ham dish. It's also the perfect gift. "I sent this as a gift and got rave reviews," wrote one Amazon customer.
This incredible wine has five stars on Amazon and is only $10—can you get any better than that? One user wrote: "This wine is wonderful anytime...I love most Duplin wines, but this is my favorite...a dessert wine that is not overly sweet and is very smooth."
Pair this outstanding pinot gris with Dungeness crab and roasted garlic butter. "I'm not usually a white wine drinker, I love my reds–but this white is so fantastic!" one user writes on Amazon. "It's not too acidic, or sweet– just perfectly crisp and balanced, super refreshing. Love it when I make fish."
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