December is nearly half gone. How is your holiday shopping? Have you had it with trying to find a parking space at the mall? Is the line at the mall coffee shop testing your patience? Are you frustrated that you can find everything in size 2XL and nothing in size Medium? If so, you need to step back, take a deep breath, and look to the Santa Cruz Mountains for inspiration.
Grandma. Rather than a fluffy new robe, how about a bottle of Villa del Monte 2009 Syrah Rosé? Just as warm, cozy, and pink, but with less fluff.
Uncle Roland. Does he really need another gadget for the outdoors? Instead, give a bottle of Villa del Monte 2006 Merlot Reserve, full of red berry fruit, oak, and tannins with a silky finish that will linger longer on his palate than his favorite turkey jerky.
Your younger sister Sophia. The cook and event planner of The Family, Sophia would appreciate, nay deserves, a lovely bottle of Villa del Monte 2009 Pinot Noir. The floral and spice flavors will complement pretty much anything that she can conjure up in the kitchen, including a hearty pasta, lamb, pork chops, turkey, or a beef filet.
Your thirty-something son Jacob. Smooth. Jacob knows how important it is to be smooth—at work, on a date, on the tennis court. Truly a tribute to your upbringing. Time to introduce him to the smooth flavor of a Villa del Monte 2009 Chardonnay—buttery, lightly oaked, and SMOOTH!