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Wine Gifts for Labor Day

Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a holiday that honors the contributions that American laborers have made to the prosperity and cultural wealth of the nation. It also functions as the unofficial end of summer, and in fashion, it is the last day when it is acceptable to wear white.

With all of this in mind, we’ve selected a group of American white wines that will make perfect accompaniments to any Labor Day celebration:

Villa Veneta Pinot Grigio Napa Valley 2017 – $19

Searching for a bright and refreshing white that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at your end of summer gathering?  Look no further than the Villa Veneta Pinot Grigio, a crisp and zesty wine that over delivers on its modest price point.  Sourced from vineyards in and around Napa Valley, this medium-bodied white shows complex flavors of spring flowers, ripe stone fruit, and Meyer lemon with hints of almond skin in the finish.

Pair this delicious white with lighter fare like salads and shellfish, or add a custom label or engraving to create a unique and memorable wine gift for Labor Day.

Jackson Estate Chardonnay 2015 – $29

Sourced from the cool climate of the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, Jackson Estate’s 2015 Chardonnay is an elegant and restrained expression of the grape that is reflective of its maritime origins.  In the glass, the wine opens with compelling aromas of pink grapefruit, pineapple, and honeysuckle with hints of ginger, lemon peel, and brioche.  On the palate, the wine delivers loads of juicy tropical and stone fruit flavors with a touch of oak spice that is balanced by zesty acidity in the finish.

This wine is an outstanding partner with seafood dishes like shrimp and Dungeness crab, and with the addition of a custom label or engraving, it will make a festive wine gift at your Labor Day celebration.

La Crema Chardonnay Saralee’s Vineyard 2015 – $49

La Crema’s Saralee’s Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from a majestic site in the heart of the Russian River Valley that is named after the late Saralee Kunde, a beloved American wine-growing visionary who planted the vineyard with her husband Richard in 1989. With its moderate climate and ideal soil composition, this roughly 200-acre vineyard has a reputation for producing some of the finest Chardonnay grapes in California.  Aged for nine months in 100% French Oak, this richly textured California Chardonnay shows classic flavors of golden delicious apples, lemon curd, and honeysuckle framed by hints of vanilla and spices.

Pair this full-bodied white with salmon, pork, and roasted poultry, or add a custom label or engraving to create the perfect wine gift for any Chardonnay lover.

Darren Scott, Sommelier

Darren Scott is a seasoned wine professional with over eight years of experience in the worlds of Michelin-rated fine dining and high end retail. He currently serves as General Manager and Sommelier for Personal Wine, overseeing all day-to-day operations.