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Super Grand Gourmet Wine Quartet Gift Basket
We filled this basket to the brim with an unparalleled selection of four delicious wines sure to impress the discerning palate: Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Landmark Chardonnay, DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon, and Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel. To this we added a collection of superb goodies and tied it up with a festive bow.
Wine Gift Basket Includes:
- Mumm Napa Brut Prestige:
A complex assemblage of primarily Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Brut Prestige opens with gorgeous layered white blossom aromas, followed by creamy vanilla, citrus, stone fruit and melon. With elegant acidity and crisp structure, this medium-bodied sparkling wine displays an excellent mousse and a rich, lingering finish.
- Landmark Chardonnay:
This Chardonnay has a bright, medium gold color with complex aromas of ripe pear, meyer lemon, sage and lemon curd. On the palate flavors of quince, pear blossom, apricot, and piecrust are balanced by lively citrus notes completing this refreshing wine.
- DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon:
Rich deep dark berry color with creamy mocha-espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit and create a long finish that keeps going.
- Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel:
This Zinfandel produces spicy, lush black fruit flavors characteristic of Alexander Valley. Briary raspberry, with plenty of structure. Overall, this is a very well-balanced and elegant Zinfandel to match a wide variety of foods.
- Latte Mini Biscottis 2 oz
- Brown Sugar Butter Cookie 0.88 oz
- Godiva Chocolatier Coffee Chocolate Truffle 2 oz
- Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers 2.5 oz
- Hammond's Peanut Crunch 3 oz
- Kasilof Smoked Salmon 2 oz
- New York Style Garlic Panetini 2 oz
- Chocolate Hazelnut Wafer Cookies 3.25 oz
- Cheddar Cheese Straws 1.5 oz
- Caramel Popcorn 3 oz
- Bistro Style Whole Olives 4.6 oz
- Godiva Assortment Milk Chocolate 6.8 oz
- Godiva Chocolate Covered Nuts Dark Almonds 2 oz
- Godiva Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzels 2.5 oz
- Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 oz
- Omaha Steaks Italian Dry Salami 5 oz
- Popcornopolis Zebra Popcorn 2.7 oz
- Sierra Nevada Porter & Spicy Brown Mustard 7 oz
- Sonoma Jacks Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedges 4 oz
Gift components, gift baskets, ribbon, wine or vintages can sometimes sell out due to the popularity of our gifts. If this happens, we will always substitute with replacements of equal or greater value such as similar gift components, gift baskets, ribbon, wines or alternative vintages. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for nearly every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa, the region only produces about half the amount of wine, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in both quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, Carneros, and Fort Ross-Seaview. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
Unapologetically powerful, heady, and fruit-forward, Zinfandel is often thought of as a truly Californian grape, though in fact it is anything but. This variety has followed an intriguing trajectory to reach its adoptive home, beginning, surprisingly, in Croatia. Originally known as Tribidrag, it first made its way to southern Italy where it became known as Primitivo. From there it eventually migrated to what is now unarguably its most successful outpost, in California, and has thrived throughout the state. Of course, this is also the grape of White Zinfandel, a sweet pink wine that enjoyed great popularity in the 1980s and 90s. Though White Zin still has a significant following, today the variety is increasingly associated with the red version.
In the Glass
Zinfandel commonly features a bold, plush texture and notes of dark plum, blackberry, sweet spice, black pepper, dark chocolate, leather, and licorice, and can often be described as “jammy” and a little bit sweet. Very ripe examples may express a hint of dried fruit like raisin, fig, or prune. Despite its significant alcohol and weight, Zinfandel has very smooth, gentle tannins.
Zinfandel is a powerfully flavored wine, mingling happily with bold food like brisket, lamb shanks, pork ribs, or anything barbecued. If care is taken with regards to alcohol levels, Zinfandel’s hint of sweetness can work well with milder Indian-spiced dishes like lamb curry.
Thanks to its popularity both for home winemaking and as communion wine, many Zinfandel vines were able to survive prohibition, leading to the abundance of "old vine" Zinfandels. These low-yielding vines tend to produce wine that is concentrated, complex, and elegant.