15 of the best wines to drink with Christmas dinner

Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

There are likely to be some die-hard fans of Cab Sav at your festivities this year, and we think they’ll be impressed with this expression from Washington’s Ste. Michelle estate.

This wine was bottled to mark the winery’s 50th birthday, and though it’s predominantly made with Cabernet Sauvignon, the finished wine is a blend featuring Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Château Ste. Michelle is Washington’s Founding Winery, and is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the Columbia Valley.

Editor-in-chief and db’s resident MW, Patrick Schmitt, praised the Cab blended for its “inviting” aromas combining vanilla, olives and sweet black fruit. On the palate, it is “balanced, interesting and layered; with youthful blackcurrant, a touch of tapenade, and some toast and chocolate too”.

Medal: Master – The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, 2018

Price: £15-20

Find it: Majestic

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