New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code OCTNEW30
New Customers Save $30* with code OCTNEW30
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This gift basket is a sure bet for the serious wine lover. It features two Napa Valley selections from Whitehall Lane, a name synonymous with the highest quality. Sweet and savory treats are paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in this exclusive basket.
Wine Gift Basket Includes:
- Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon:
Aromas of cherry, violet and sweet vanilla meld with supple flavors of currant, red berry, a hint of cappuccino and toasty oak. The wine is nicely balanced with great length on the finish.
- Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc:
Whitehall Lane is known for its fruit forward and crisp Sauvignon Blanc, with aromas and flavors of lemon, kiwi, honeydew melon and grapefruit. It is light-to-medium bodied with excellent balance and a clean finish.
- Picnic Salami 6 oz
- Napa Valley Mustard 1.75 oz
- Torn Ranch Honey Roasted Peanuts 5 oz
- Caramel Popcorn 3 oz
- Sonoma Jacks Pepper Jack Cheese 4 oz
- Three Pepper Water Crackers 4 oz
- Godiva Milk Chocolate Tablet 3.53 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.
A large and diverse appellation within California’s North Coast AVA, Mendocino is home to several smaller sub-regions—most notably the Anderson Valley. This scenic region covered in redwood forests is one of the world’s top producers of certified organically-grown grapes. Due to wide geographical and climatic variation, a vast array of wine styles can be found 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.