New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code AUGUSTNEW
New Customers Save $20* with code AUGUSTNEW
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Rich in color, aroma and depth, Cabernet Sauvignon is our most popular wine variety. This collection of four carefully chosen cabernets is placed in our handsome magazine holder with a bounty of gourmet foods.Wine Gift Basket Includes:
- Lapostolle Casa Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon:
Intensely purple, with flavors of red currant, strawberry, and blackberry. The texture is supple and round.
- Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon:
Opens with seductive aromas of cherry and red plum accented with notes of rhubarb and pepper. On the palate, flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, current and cocoa intermingle seamlessly and lead to a long, smooth finish.
- DeLoach Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon:
An easy-to-drink, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of black currant intermingle with fresh herbs de Provence, sure to entice you to the first sip. On the palate, lush, mouth-watering Santa Rosa plums mix with spicy black pepper and rich caramel. While soft upon entry, this well-balanced Cabernet firms up for a long, lasting finish.
- Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon:
This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits flavors of cherry, dark plum and a hint of coffee. Rich, yet approachable tannins provide a long, smooth finish.
- DiBella Caramello Latte Mini Biscottis 2 oz
- Walnut Flavored Cookies 3 oz
- Sea Salt and Olive Oil Crackers 5 oz
- Chocolate cookie Thins 3 oz
- New York Style Garlic Panetini 2 oz
- Butter Toffee Nuts 2 oz
- Bistro Style Mixed Olives 3.5 oz
- Godiva Assorted Dessert Truffles 4.2 oz
- Sonoma Jacks Garlic and Herb Cheese Wedges 4.0 oz
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. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages. .
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions...
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of the state's wine. The sprawling district covers most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara from the coast inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley. Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types, and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including Monterey, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains.
Just about every major international grape variety is planted within this vast AVA, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. A significant proportion of the region’s produce is generic, inexpensive bulk wine, but the Central Coast is also home to many small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as everything in between.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes...
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.
In the Glass
When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.
Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.
Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.