Wine 1 minute 09 December 2022

Wine Recommendations From One Star Press

Vincent Morrow of One Star Press in Napa Valley, on his holiday wine picks.

Vincent Morrow, 2022 MICHELIN Guide CA Sommelier Award winner and somm at One Star Press, has your holiday wine covered. Here's what to drink—from a $21 light-bodied semillon from Australia's Hunter Valley to a $250 rosé Champagne—and how to pair it. Slide over to Wine Access to order all of Morrow's picks.

2005 Château Lynch Moussas Pauillac Bordeaux

“With the way Bordeaux's popularity has skyrocketed over the past 20+ years, it is very difficult to find well-aged, ready-to-drink Bordeaux from a good vintage—let alone a 'best-of-century' vintage such as 2005 and under $100? This is a no-brainer!”


2020 Sohm & Kracher Grüner Veltliner Lion Niederosterreich
“Any sommelier will tell you that it's difficult to argue the versatility of Grüner Veltliner with food. When going to battle with the Brussels sprouts, stuffing, green beans, creamed spinach, and other challenging dishes of the holiday table, there isn't a grape I would want more on my side.”


2009 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne
“Billecart remains one of my favorite Grandes Marques because of their winemaking approach (which is aimed at freshness) and their affordability. Case in point: A tête de cuvée rosé bottling for only $250? It's not cheap (for most), but this is absolutely worth the splurge.”

Wine director Vincent Morrow working in the cellar of Press © Bojwing Photography
Wine director Vincent Morrow working in the cellar of Press © Bojwing Photography

2018 Aldo Conterno Bussia Barolo Piedmont
“Barolo during truffle season is a no-brainer, and so is Aldo Conterno. Aldo threaded the needle of ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ during the evolutionary era of Barolo; his passion and acumen are carried on by his three sons. 2018 provided unusually accessible, open-knit wines that will be perfect for the holidays!”

2020 Le Clos du Caillou Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Unique Côtes du Rhône
“Clos du Caillou is one of my favorite estates in all the Rhône Valley. Their wines are wildly fragrant, deliciously spicy, and tight-rope a balance of ripeness that the warm Mediterranean region brings, along with freshness and purity of old-vine sources. Much of their estate qualifies for the more prestigious (and sellable) Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, but they do not classify them as such for historic reasons.”

Hero image: Press wine director Vincent Morrow receiving the  2022 MICHELIN Guide California Sommelier Award from Wine Access Director of Wine Vanessa Conlin
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