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5 Great Wines for Special Occasions

Selecting a bottle of wine is an art in itself. You have to choose one that offers the right blend of flavor and aroma while suiting the theme of the occasion. This is why choosing the best wine for a special occasion can sometimes be a difficult task. This is because there are numerous brands you can choose from and it is easy to get confused. So, here are five great wines that will surely bring light and joy to any occasion:

1. Dona Paula Black Edition Red Blend 2013 – $18.99 >


The Dona Paula Black Label has an intense black purple color. This wonderful wine is incredibly food-friendly and can be enjoyed at a romantic dinner for two. On the nose, its aromas of plum, spices and red pepper stand out while delicate notes of mint can also be perceived. In the mouth, it is a very harmonious and balanced wine, with round tannins and a long finish. The bottle is classy, which makes for a perfect gift as well.

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2. Three Saints Sixty-Seven Red Blend 2007 – $15.99 >


The Three Saints Sixty-Seven has been rocking its way since 2007. This extremely luscious wine has an extraordinary complex of aromas of pipe tobacco, sandalwood, and cassis. The taste of the wine is stupendous, to say the least. With so many beautiful mixtures, this wine can surely be enjoyed at dinners, weddings, birthday parties, and many more occasions.

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3. Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2011 - $20.99 >


The complex aromas of black olives and blackberry come from the carefully controlled extraction performed during vinification. Its full, fat body on the palate lends it a remarkable elegance. The long-lasting rich, fleshy bouquet reveals notes of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes. A perfect pairing for grilled red meat and mature cheese.

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4. Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2011 - $99.99 >


Dark and deep inky purple red. Young, but opening toward ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries and dry figs with notes of mocha and sweet spicey hints of vanilla and clover. Concentrated in structure, a round, packed attack precedes a punch of velvety and polished tannins that fill the mid-palate; ripe and rich, long lasting finish.

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5. Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012 - $16.99 >


With a light-greenish yellow color the Chardonnay has a fresh expressive nose with tropical fruit aromas fused with mineral notes and a subtle note of toast and brioche from the barrel aging which greatly enhances complexity On the palate a zingy acidity balances out its lush creamy texture.

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These five wines exude class and sophistication and make the perfect companion for special occasions.

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Scott BarnardScott Barnard

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