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The holidays can get pretty overwhelming, especially when it comes to selecting the perfect gift for friends, family and colleagues. At Peterson's, we want to make the decision making as easy as possible and so we have put together a list of our Top 5 Gifts for the Wine and Spirits Connoisseur.

Peterson Spirits & Fine Wines Gift Card
Everyone loves getting gift cards, especially when it is to their favorite local wine and spirits store. Pick up a gift card in any denomination of $25 or more.

Chocolate Covered Wine Bottle $35
Who doesn’t love chocolate and wine, especially when the bottle is covered in 3 layers of chocolate? Stop in and grab yours or call ahead for larger orders.

Personalized Wine Baskets & Gift Boxes
Skip the factory made baskets and custom build your own with one of our associates. With any budget in mind, our custom baskets will make a lasting impression!

Peterson's Craft Beer Club $25/month
Join our exclusive craft beer club and get dibs on all the limited releases. For just $25/month, receive up to 12 different craft beers that are unique and highly rated.

Peterson's Wine of the Month Club is the perfect gift that keeps on giving! Every year around this time, we get dozens of new enrollments and plenty of excited new members upon first pickup in January. Our club members get the royal treatment including 10% off wine purchases and access to an incredible selection of wines at introductory pricing each month. Check out this month's exciting new club features that are available to club members only at nearly 30-50% savings.

DECEMBER WINE CLUB FEATURES

Premium Wine Club- $30/month including tax
Domaine de Courbissac Roc Suzadou, Minervois W. Languedoc, France, 2014 (MSRP $45/bt)

Brunnehilde Claux took over the Domaine de  Courbissac at the end of 2013 , and at the beginning worked the 19ha of the Estate alone with a worker. She tells us about "the magic of the first moments, the madness or we are able to do everything."  Together, they cleared the vineyards, weeded and cleared the vineyards of Cesseras, north-east of Carcassonne, Minervois. The  Minervois is an AOC Languedoc , straddling the Aude and Herault. Leaning against the Black Mountain, its slopes facing south at an altitude of 50 to 500m, dominate a plain of low altitude. The rivers which descend from the Black Mountain have deposited on their banks terraces of pebbles, sandstones, schists or limestones. And precisely, Brunnhilde tells us "his vignoble that resonates when we walk on it, so there are pebbles ...."

All the grape harvests are hand-made, in a traditional way in the  pure respect of the plant , with a rigorous sorting for the "first crus and grand cru", which keeps only  the most ripe, the most just and the most more tasty . Drawing on his experience of several years  at Gauby  and in Priorat in Spain, Brunnhilde practices two winemaking methods; part of the production is destemmed, the fermentation is done in the juice, in contact with the air, the other part is treated in whole bunches, which allows an  intracellular fermentation inside the grape, in anaerobic (without air) . This is the absolute respect of the fruit.

93 Wine Advocate- "One of the top Minervois in the vintage, the 2014 Minervois Roc Suzadou comes from 70- to 90-year-old vines and is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan that was raised all in foudre. It offers fabulous Grenache character in its kirsch, plums, dried flowers, and lavender aromas and flavors. This full-bodied, sexy, luxuriously textured beauty has a great mid-palate, notable purity and a great finish. It will drink nicely for 5–7 years.” 

Pairs beautifully with BBQ or grilled pork chops, red meats, Beef Bourguignon or Beef stew.

CHOICE RED CLUB- $15/month including tax
Domaine Des Vielles Caves St Amour, Burgundy, France, Cru Beaujolais, 2014 (MSRP $22/bt)

St Amour is the northernmost appellation of Beaujolais vintages. The Domaine des Pierres by Jean François Trichard, who produces both Burgundy and Beaujolais wines, presents us with a characteristic red wine from this terroir. This Beaujolais wine from the St Amour appellation of Jean-François Trichard is made from Gamay grapes planted on plots with a crystalline soil. Traditional Beaujolais winemaking. On the nose, this St Amour wine  reveals a typical bouquet of red fruits, peony and stone fruits. A 2014 Beaujolais wine with a fresh and tasty texture with melted tannins. Pairs well with roasted wild game, red meat dishes, and mature cheeses. 

CHOICE WHITE CLUB- $15/month including tax
Francois Montand, France, Sparkling Demi Sec (MSRP $18/bt)

François Montand Ice is a Quality Sparkling Wine Demi-Sec elaborated according to the traditional method. François Montand Ice offers a distinctive richness of flavors.  Enjoy the freshness of its fine and delicate bubbles with notes of exotic fruits. Share a François Montand Ice with your family or your friends at the aperitif or during parties. To enjoy the "Ice" effect we recommend serving cold on ice between  41° to 45° F.  If you like, you can add one or two mint leaves in the glass and for those who dare, add red fruits.

PROPRIETOR CLUB- $80/month including tax
Jonata La Sangre La Jonata, Ballard Canyon, Syrah, 2013 (MSRP $140/bt)

Vineyard Details:

Jonata Vineyards is owned by same owners as Screaming Eagle!

Jonata is 600 acres of gorgeous, golden hills: eighty of which were meticulously selected based on their unique microclimates and soild profiles, then divided into more than fifty blocks and sub-blocks - each matched with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities - to provide winemaker, Matt Dees, with the broadest palette from which to blend the distinctive wines of Jonata.  Ranging from cool and foggy in the west to warm and dry in the east, The Santa Ynez Valley is one of California’s most climatically diverse growing areas. The most expansive AVA within the larger Santa Barbara County region, Santa Ynez is also home to a wide variety of soil types and geographical features. To avoid an identity crisis, the appellation is further divided into four distinct sub-AVAs—Sta. Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, Los Olivos District, and Happy Canyon—each with its own defining characteristics.  As one might expect from such a vast and varied region, a wide selection of grapes is planted here—more than sixty different varieties and counting. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir dominate in the chilly west, while Zinfandel, Rhône blends, and Bordeaux blends rule the arid east. Syrah is successful at both ends of the valley, with a lean and peppery Old-World sensibility closer to the coast and lush berry fruit further inland.

Tasting Notes
Still tight and closed, which is a great sign for a young Sangre with such a long life ahead. Scents of black plum, black pepper and soy sauce. Savory notes combine with lifted black fruit. Shows its power on the attack with superbly sweet mulberry fruit. Dense and chewy like all of the 2013 reds. Tightly wound with ultra fine tannin wrapped around a savory core of dried mushroom and clove.

Perfect Pairings
Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

"Cofermented with 2% Viognier, the Syrah-dominated 2013 La Sangre de Jonata is another terrific 2013 from winemaker Matt Dees that checks in near the top of the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated and with bright acidity, it reveals classic notes of black fruits, pepper, violets, spring flowers and tons of minerality. It will be better in another 2-3 years and keep for decade or more after that." 96pts Robert Parker

Save 33% on our Holiday Wine Baskets priced $29.99 - 59.99!

For a limited time, save 33% on select pre-made Holiday Wine Baskets. Stop in at any Peterson location and choose from three different sizes with baskets ranging in price from $29.99 - $59.99. Each of these specially priced baskets include Premium wine selections along with cheese, crackers and chocolates. All of the baskets are made on-site with our personal guarantee of satisfaction. Stop in today or call us to reserve your selections before they’re gone!

 

Small Holiday Basket with Premium Red or White
Sale $29.99, Reg. Price $44.99

Choose from three different wine baskets depending on your recipients taste. Each basket is adorned with a bottle of wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate and nuts.

Macrostie Wildcat Mountain Chardonnay
“Vibrant fruit drives this wine with the underlying minerality and lemon ginger known for this vineyard. This wine has weight, substance and complexity. It finishes long with a note of honey which is this wine’s signature. 1,000 cases produced.”Winemaker Notes

Aquinas Pinot Noir, Napa and Sonoma Counties, California
Aquinas Pinot Noir is an intensely aromatic wine displaying notes of sweet cherry, Tahitian vanilla crème brulee and raspberry compote. It has a remarkably rich fruit flavor of sweet cranberry and pomegranate, both nuances of Napa, along with sour cherry and a pleasant earthiness which are contributions from the Sonoma Coast. The addition of Petite Sirah gives mid-palate weight to this bright, medium-bodied wine.

Acquinas Cabernet, Napa and Sonoma Counties, California
Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon is ­filled with aromas of dried cherry, cocoa nibs and black currant along with toasted coconut notes from 16 months of American oak aging. Blackberry, tart cherry, gingerbread and cappuccino flavors lead to a velvety mid-palate. This full-bodied, well-balanced North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon culminates with a long, expressive ­finish.

Medium Holiday Basket with Two Bottles of Wine
Sale $45.99, Reg. Price $68.99

Surprise your loved one or colleague with this loaded gift basket filled with snacks and two of our best selling wines. Jacobs Creek Two Lands Shiraz and Chardonnay are a unique marriage created by two award-winning winemakers from opposite sides of the world. The resulting masterpiece shows off these totally unique Australian wines that marry Californian winemaking craft with Australian varietal character. They’re among the most crowd-pleasing wines we have come across and would make any connoisseur smile upon just one sip. 



Large Holiday Basket- Four Different Options to Choose from!
Sale $59.99, Reg. Price $89.99

Spanish Exploration Basket:
Discover Spain’s stylish mix of wines with this decadent basket of four Spanish selections and loads of goodies to pair with each: Bohigas Brut Reserva Cava, a balanced and dry sparkling perfect for tapas, Gazela Sangria Rosé, a young and fresh wine, Can Rafols Terraprima Red, a masculine red grown in the Garraf Massif mountain range south of Barcelona, and last but not least, Rey Noble Graciano, typically a varietal used to blend with Tempranillo but on its own is bold and powerful.

Italian Exploration Basket:
A country known to hold more unique varietals than the entire world combined, Italy is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. Unfortunately, most know Italy for just Pinot Grigio and Chianti, but there is so much more to taste and discover: Altemasi Brut Sparkling is delicious and created in the same style as Champagne at a fraction of the price. Ruche di Castagnole Monferratto is from an heirloom grape, Ruche, from Piemonte yielding an aromatic bouquet. Fidora Valpolicella Classico is one of Italy’s finest blends comprised of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella. Yum!

French Exploration Basket:
For those who love the old world and are romantics are heart, our French wine basket is the perfect selection. Braun Sylvaner is a mysterious white that shows distinctive notes of citrus, honey, smoke and earth. Chateau Ducourt Bordeaux Rouge is a riveting red blend with notes of cassis, earth and minerality. Riva Droite Côtes du Rhône is a fan favorite that is full bodied, spicy and displays rich dark fruit. Three fantastic representations of France.

South American Exploration Basket:
South America is home to one of the fastest wine growing regions in the world. The wines have world class qualities at a fraction of California prices and we’re loving the trio offered here. Leyda Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is a complex white with notes of herb, green chili, pink grapefruit and lime. Luyt Carignan Trequilemu is 100% Carignan from Chile that is headed by award winning Burgundy winemaker, Louis-Antoine Luyt. Antigal Uno Cabernet Sauvignon stems from Mendoza, Argentina and features velvet soft tannins, deep chocolate and cassis.