New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code AUGUSTNEW
New Customers Save $20* with code AUGUSTNEW
*For new customers only. Order must be placed by 8/31/2017. The $20 discount is given for a single order of $100 or more excluding shipping and tax. Some exclusions may apply. Promotion code does not apply to certain Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, gift certificates, fine and rare wine and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.
Go for an American classic with this red wine duo from California. We've paired a Cabernet and Merlot with a bountiful selection of savory and sweet edibles. Enjoy these two flavorful, full-bodied wines with cheese, crackers, chocolate, and much more.Wine Gift Basket Includes:
- Century Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon:
This Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries and spring cherries, hemmed by vanilla and toast.
- Century Cellars Merlot:
Smooth and supple, with bright acidity and refined tannins, this Merlot shows raspberries and ripe cherry flavors met by a sweet oak finish.
- Daniele Salame Toscano Sopressata 6 oz
- Napa Valley Stone Ground Mustard 7 oz
- Sconza Butter Toffee Nuts 2 oz
- Tom Clark Caramel Popcorn 3 oz
- Sonoma Jacks Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedges 4 oz
- Valley Lahvosh Baked Sesame Crackers 2 oz
- Monica's Brownie Cookies 3 oz
- Godiva Chocolatier Truffle Caramel Nut Brownie 2 pc
Due to the popularity of this gift, vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with the current vintage. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance...
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, Champagne is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to be labeled ‘Champagne’ within the EU and many New World countries, a wine must originate in this northeastern region of France and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide. Well-drained limestone chalk soil defines much of the region, lending a mineral component to the wines. The climate here is marginal—ample acidity is a requirement for sparkling wine, so overripe grapes are to be avoided. Weather differences from year to year create significant variation between vintages, and in order to maintain a consistent house style, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years.
With nearly negligible exceptions, three varieties are permitted for use in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These can be blended together or bottled varietally, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, delicacy, and elegance, as well as bright and lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit, and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body, and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while one comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’