Exceptional Wines to Usher in the New Year

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  12.28.2023

Toasting to new beginnings demands exceptional wines. As the clock ticks towards a fresh year, these award-winning, Double Gold wines from the 2023 San Francisco International Wine Competition promise to elevate your celebrations. Whether hosting or joining loved ones, these selections are bound to leave an indelible mark on your New Year’s Eve festivities.


Introduced in 2017 for Jerry Lohr’s 80th, the J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon epitomizes our winemaking pinnacle. Sourced from the high Beck Vineyard in Paso Robles, this limited release embodies our devotion to excellence. Handled meticulously, it undergoes five-day maceration and ages for 19 months in new French oak, crafting our most complex Cabernet.

Generous blackberry and fig jam coat the palate, framed with notes of toasted caramel and nutmeg. This velvety Zinfandel balances its bold fruit with moderate tannins and hints of spiced oak.


Exclusive vineyard selection, showcasing ‘Heytesbury’ character with a pale straw hue. Savory citrus and stone notes blend elegantly with coastal herb hints. Balanced acidity, precise ripeness, and a nuanced finish define this special vintage.

The 2022 Marsanne is a perfect white wine for your springtime playtime. This wine has a lovely floral nose, with touches of lime zest, white peach, and kiwi. The palate is smooth and creamy with touches of tarragon and a lingering finish of tropical fruit.


Introduced in 2017, Fantastique Rosé from Château Sainte Marguerite embodies a terroir’s essence. This organic, vegan blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Vermentino showcases the vineyard’s best parcels, delivering an authentic expression of the terroir.

From the heart of St. Tropez, La Fête is a premium rosé label that’s sure to become your drink of choice. This pastel pink wine is bold and refreshing with every sip and has delectable notes of dried fruit, bonbon, and hazelnut.


The avant-garde Mumm bottle, designed with Ross Lovegrove, breaks champagne traditions. Inspired by the iconic Mumm Cordon Rouge sash from 1876, it features a laser-cut red ribbon, omitting a front label for a sleek look with the Mumm signature in gold lettering on the glass.

This vibrant Rosé, crafted from hand-harvested grapes in Gloria Ferrer’s Carneros vineyards, boasts a rich hue and lively fruit character. The dominant Pinot Noir offers elegant aromas, balanced by Chardonnay for structure and vibrant acidity. With its fine bubbles and gorgeous pink hue, this dry Rosé pairs wonderfully with food or joyful moments.

Let the joyous clinks of glasses filled with these extraordinary blends mark the beginning of a memorable year ahead. Explore these and more exceptional wines to set the perfect tone for your New Year’s celebration.