2016 Holiday Helper Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Holiday Helper Cabernet Sauvignon


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Our family loves the holidays. Decorating the tree, stringing lights across the eaves, baking cookies, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones...these are just some of the activities we enjoy as Santa’s special helpers each year. Our Holiday Helper Cabernet is for all those who "make our spirits bright" during the holiday season, the folks who work extra hard to bring the magic of the holidays alive. It’s an ideal gift for the wine lovers in your life as well as a delicious addition to your festive holiday table. This year the label artwork for Holiday Helper is by Ruth Harper, whose art has been featured in many New York Times #1 best-selling children’s picture books. This is the second wine label Ruth has created for us, and we love her whimsical watercolor of those hard-working but ever-cheerful elves wrapping Santa’s holiday gifts.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Flora Springs’ estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley. This is a palate-warming wine, with loads of young, vibrant black fruit, juicy cassis and creamy notes of vanilla and cola. There’s a sweet spiciness that comes from the French oak, a hint of mocha, and a slowly evolving note of black licorice. This is a smooth, richly textured, full-bodied Cabernet with soft tannins and a long, velvety finish. It pairs beautifully with traditional holiday fare such as Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin or Prime Rib, Roast Turkey, Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin or Vegetarian Lasagna. Of course, we won’t mind if you enjoy it with your favorite Christmas cookie!

Read more about the story behind the 2016 Helper Helper.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietals:A Blend of Bordeaux Varietals
Cases Produced:Only 112
Aging:18 months in French (86%) and American (14%) oak barrels
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2025

On the Vine

An early bud break followed by warm weather and spring rains brought a rapid start to the 2016 growing season, a near perfect year with beautiful weather from bloom, to berry set, to veraison and harvest. Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard managers worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly, adjusting vine canopies, thinning fruit and keeping a close eye on soil moisture. The harvest began in mid-August and wrapped up by mid-October, just ahead of the valley’s first significant fall rainstorm.

We make it easy for you to share the best of Wine Country this holiday. Our customer service experts are standing by to assist with all your personal shopping needs - including unique gift ideas, custom note cards, special delivery requirements, and large corporate gift orders. Please contact us at or call (800) 913-1118.

Order deadlines for Christmas start December 12. See order-by dates for your shipment destination.