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We've gathered three top wines from select regions in California, representing grape varietals that California does best. Wines include: LangeTwins Lodi Zinfandel, DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Slow Press Chardonnay.
Wine Gift Trio:
- Lange Twins Zinfandel
Zinfandel grows well in the warm, sunny regions of California where it produces wines with big fruit and spice. This fabulous Zinfandel delivers loads of fresh, vibrant blackberries and notes of spice, all balanced by a touch of vanilla oak and soft tannins.
- DeLoach Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sourced from selected Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in prestigious, sustainably farmed vineyards across California. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a finely balanced wine with fruit flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum with hints of cedar spice and tobacco.
- Slow Press Chardonnay
Monterey County delivers a classic Chardonnay with a toasty finish. The Slow Press wine making process magnifies fruit aromas and delivers notes of fresh apples and pears. Slow Press Chardonnay is aged in oak barrels for 12 months which helps the wine develop a full bodied creamy mouthfeel.
- Printed insert that describes the featured wines
Due to the popularity of this gift, wines or vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with the current vintage and wines with equal or greater value.
One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.
In the Glass
Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.
Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.
Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.