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By Appointment Only Wine Tasting Trio

Mixed Collections from Napa Valley, California
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      This elite collection includes three of Napa Valley's most sought after and collectible wines: 'Rubicon' from the historic Inglenook Vineyard, Joseph Phelps Insignia and Caymus Special Selection. Included in this unique package are tasting passes for an exclusive tasting at each of these wineries (a value of $480), which are typically closed to the public but open to select guests by appointment only.

      Wine Gift Set Includes:

      • Tasting room passes for each of the three wineries for up to four people, valid through December 31, 2013. Appointments may be required, details are included on the enclosed passes.

      • Rubicon Estate Rubicon:
        In 1879, Finnish explorer and adventurer Gustave Niebaum searched the Napa Valley with the goal of establishing a wine estate to rival the finest chateau of France. For decades his wines won acclaim and remain some of the most admired in American wine history's classic period. In the 1970's, Francis Ford Coppola purchased 1,500 acres of this historic property in Rutherford and revived Captain Niebaum's fine winemaking tradition. Rubicon, the flagship wine of the Estate, reflects the unique terrain of the world-renowned property. Using only 100% organically-farmed grapes sourced directly from Estate vineyards, Rubicon has become a role model for Rutherford Cabernet.

      • Joseph Phelps Insignia:
        The wines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards made their debut in the fall of 1974. The winery and home vineyards are in Spring Valley, a small fold in the hills east of St. Helena, with additional vineyards located in the wine growing regions of Stags Leap, Carneros and Rutherford. Among the wines produced at Phelps are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The flagship wine, a Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is sold under the proprietary name, "Insignia."

      • Caymus Special Selection:
        From the onset in 1972, Caymus concentrated on the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, which produces the most superlative wine in the Napa Valley region. Often considered "trendsetters" in the style of Napa Valley Cabernet, Caymus has continued to forge new techniques in both the vineyards and the winery. Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years, only the very best.

      Critical Acclaim

      One of the most iconic regions of Italy for wine, scenery, and history, Tuscany is the world’s most important outpost for the Sangiovese grape. Ranging in style from fruity and simply to complex and age-worthy, as well as in price from budget-friendly to ultra-premium, Sangiovese makes up a significant percentage of plantings here, with the white Trebbiano Toscano trailing far behind. Within Tuscany, many esteemed wines are produced in their respective sub-zones, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The climate is Mediterranean and the topography consists mostly of picturesque rolling hills, with the hillside locations hosting the best vines, as Sangiovese ripens most efficiently with maximum exposure to sunlight.

      Sangiovese at its simplest, often carrying a regional designation of Chianti or just Italy, produces straightforward pizza-friendly wines with bright red fruit and not much more, but at its best it shows remarkable complexity. In top-quality Sangiovese-based wines, expressive notes of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, dried herbs, leather, fresh earth, dried flowers, anise, tobacco smoke, and cured meat fill the glass. Brunello in particular is sensitive to vintage variation, performing best in years that are not too hot and not too cold. A more recent phenomenon as of the 1970s is the “Super Tuscan”—a wine made from international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, or Syrah, often grown in Tuscany’s Bolgheri region, with or without Sangiovese. These tend to be big, bold, and modern in style, often with noticeable new oak, and sold at super-premium prices.

      Tuscan Blends

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