Pour On The Cheer: Unique Gifts for Wine Lovers

Pour On The Cheer: Unique Gifts for Wine Lovers

Hello, faithful subscribers to Uncorked: The WineBaskets.com Blog! Thank you for joining us as we take another look into what makes a good wine gift great. Here in the holiday season and as wine lovers ourselves, one of our favorite gifts to receive is wine, of course. While it’s our favorite type of gift to receive, wine gifts and bottles of wine are not always the easiest to give. From baskets to wooden wine crates, beautiful totes and more, here are some unique gifts for wine lovers! There are so many different types of wine gifts that you have the option to give, and first thing’s first, it helps to know what kind of wine your recipient will really love. One you’ve got their favorite wine factored in, it’s time to decide how you’re going to present that bottle of wine! Luckily, there are literally dozens of ways to give a bottle of wine as a gift.

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Unique Gifts for Wine Lovers

Pacific Grove Wine Basket

If you’re unsure whether or not they enjoy red or white wine, why not send a bottle of both? Two noteworthy California wines – a lush Chardonnay with notes of apple butter and a reserve red blend that we absolutely love are paired with a rich variety of gourmet foods collected. It’s all collected and arranged in a keepsake leather container. The Pacific Gove wine basket is the perfect choice to impress any wine aficionado and snacking sophisticate. Imagine this spread out on a table for Christmas Eve!

 

 

 

 

 

Embossed Leather Wine Log with Red Wine

As wine lovers, it’s important for us to remember what we taste, where we were, and what the experience was like. After all, wine is all about taste!Crafted from top grain saddle leather and polished to perfection, this wine journal opens to reveal 96 rustic pages in which the wine label can be affixed, and lines to record the vintage, vintner, country, taste, bouquet, body, appearance, aroma, date and place, price, occasion, pairings and comments. With enough pages to record the tasting of over 40 wines, this convenient journal will quickly become a constant companion. The first wine recorded in the journal will be the jammy Napa Valley Claret from Ramey, a 90+ point rated Bordeaux blend with a juicy palate, soft round tannins and toasty oak. Or it will be the luscious Etude Pinot Noir from Los Carneros, the idyllic valley and iconic viticultural area nestled between Sonoma and Napa.

 

 

Personalized Name Wine Decanter

Just because you are shopping for a wine lover does not mean the gifts always have to be a bottle of wine. In fact, wine accessories and tools such as wine keys, corkscrews, aerators and this decanter are even better gifts, because you are giving them a gift that will let them maximize and enhance their own favorite chosen wines and new wines that they have never tried before. This gift is both a decanter and an aerator – it is a German-designed piece that unlocks the essence of a great bottle while separating unwanted sediment. Then, you have the option to elevate this piece with a personalized family name on the seamless glass surface.

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Chateau Montmore North Coast Brut with Double Walled Chiller

Perfectly, they’ll be serving a bottle of Chateau Montmore North Coast Brut Cuvee at the perfect temperature, no ice required. Bearing the namesake of the Montmorency cherry, the light straw color of this soft-bodied Brut cuvee boasts delicate aromas of cherry blossom, honey and buttered brioche. On the palate, flavors of sweet peach, apple and white cherries complement the flinty finish. Sleek, stainless steel and double-walled, this wine chiller by True can hold standard wine and champagne bottles. The distinctive hammered design and polished finish make this gift an apt showcase for a vintner’s most celebrated labor. And so we think it’s an enduring gift worthy of any occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine in a Lacquered Burl Wood Box

What is burl wood, you ask? Well, burl wood is a knot in a tree. Basically, it’s a growth on the trunk that grows in a rounded shape. Inside this knot, known as the burl, the grain of the wood grows and forms into a unique pattern. When these knots are removed from the tree and cut open, gorgeous grain patterns that are completely unique are revealed. Don’t worry, it’s good for the tree! 

Then, the wood is shaved and shaped into a beautiful wine box, lined with velvet and lacquered with resin for a shiny finish. The amazing thing to remember about burl wood is that no two pieces are the same – just the same as a fingerprint or a snowflake. Isn’t that cool? That is why GiftTree offers burl wood boxes, because they are such a unique and interesting addition to an already impressive bottle of wine.

Personally, we love Bridlemile Willamette Valley Dundee Oregon Pinot Noir for this gift. Aged in new French oak, this premium 100% Pinot Noir opens with wood violet and cocoa aromas, uncovering flavors of black cherry and spice. Framed by chewy tannins and lingering impressively, this Pinot Noir pairs exceptionally well with grilled vegetables, herb roasted pork tenderloin, blackened chicken or oven baked salmon filets. Fed by cool winds from the Columbia Gorge, Dundee Hills AVA is the perfect climate for this cuvee, produced in collaboration with renowned Pinot Noir maker Archery Summit. Expansive and expressive, this Dundee Hills Pinot Noir shows a completeness – a stylish comfort in its own skin.

So you see, there are so many options when it comes to giving a unique gift to a wine lover. It doesn’t always have to be a bottle of wine in a gift bag! With all the options available, from wine baskets to crates, chillers to all the tools and accessories, you’re sure to send them an amazing and unique gift, any time of the year.

 

 

Check out all of WineBasket.com’s AMAZING gifts for wine lovers here! 

Wine Wednesday: Boundary Post Ranch Kestrel Pinot Noir

Wine Wednesday: Boundary Post Ranch Kestrel Pinot Noir

Welcome to Wine Wednesday! What better way to get over the hump of a busy work week! Let’s explore and learn about a great wine! From Chardonnay sipped on a casual evening to a rare Cabernet for special occasions, each week we feature a wine available in our gifts. We’ll speak to the history of the makers behind the bottle, and we’ll tell you all about the flavors to be had inside.

 

This Week’s #WineWednesday – Boundary Post Ranch Kestrel Pinot Noir

About This Wine: 

An agile falcon with keen eyes, the American Kestrel glides on cool winds that flow from San Pablo Bay, guarding the rows of Mitsuko’s Vineyard where Pinot Noir vines are nurtured. This Napa side of the Carneros AVA provides the ideal climate to produce some of the most engaging examples of Pinot Noir. The marine winds, low yield and long, flavor-building hang-time enables the fruit to reach peak flavor maturity and deep, concentrated flavor.

 

Tasting Notes: 

On the nose, enjoy baking spices, red raspberries and rose petal aromas. Lush flavors of dark cherry and wild earthiness round out this medium-bodied Pinot with an elegant, balanced acidity.

 

Blend: 
100% Pinot Noir

 

Food Pairing & Cellar Suggestions: 

It is recommended that this wine is decanted for 30 minutes before tasting. Mouthwatering and vibrant, this silky Pinot Noir makes an excellent companion to a rack of lamb with fresh rosemary, garlicky mushrooms roasted in butter, or a cheeseboard carrying aged farmhouse cheddar.

 

 

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Have you had a chance to taste Boundary Post Ranch? If so, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below. If not, tell us about your favorite Pinot Noir and why you enjoy it!

 

Top Ten Best Wine Gift Baskets

Top Ten Best Wine Gift Baskets

The holidays are approaching, and one of the best gifts to give is a wine gift basket. But what is the best wine gift basket to send, you ask? For the best wine gift baskets online, you’ve come to the right place! For starters, these 10 AMAZING wine baskets all have ZERO shipping restrictions. That’s right, they ship country-wide, to every state that allows wine shipping. From a full-bodied, bold Napa Valley Cabernet to a silky and fragrant Oregon Pinot Noir, giving a wine basket from us guarantees a lasting impression.

Chock full of fantastic and noteworthy wines from our huge wine library, these memorable bottles are paired with sweet and savory gourmet foods from brands you know and love, like Godiva and Ghirardelli, as well as artisanal fare, including Iberico ham from Fermin, insanely delicious Belgian chocolate from Guylian and Marich, as well as cheeses including an apple walnut smoked cheese, an asiago from Wisconsin that is out of this world and many more. All of these wonderful pairings and wine are arranged in keepsake exclusive baskets – baskets that are meant to be repurposed and enjoyed long after the contents of the gift have been devoured. Your gift basket also comes with ribbon that is tied by hand around the gift – did you know that you can personalize the ribbon too? That’s right – you can add your own message to the ribbon, imprinted on with a beautiful gold paint. Imagine sending a holiday wine gift basket, dressed with a personalized ribbon! Talk about making a grand entrance. What better than that holiday season to delight in sending wine baskets to everyone on your gift list? It’s like sending a party in itself. So strap in and enjoy these 10 wine gift baskets from Winebaskets.com – they really are the perfect gift to impress friends, family, clients, colleagues and everyone else on your list who loves good food and really great wine. Straight from the experts at WineBaskets.com, we present this holiday season’s top ten best wine gift baskets to give. These are perfect for sending to friends, family, colleagues, co-workers and so much more.

The Top Ten Best Wine Gift Baskets

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Taste of Success

New to our collection, send a little taste of success with this simple yet sumptuous and delicious gourmet basket. Abundant and sure to please, the Taste of Success is a perfect basket of sparkling North Coast Brut from Chateau Montmore and gourmet pairings. It’s fabulous for celebrating, thanking, congratulating or just about any special occasion.

 

Santa Barbara

Two bottles of fine wine: a Russian River Chardonnay and a Napa Valley Red Blend, meet a North Coast Brut called Chateau Montmore, named after the Montmorency cherry, with notes of warm white cherries. With plenty of sweet and savory accompaniments, this is a gift to remember.

 

The Ritz

Put on the ritz with this impressive wine basket. Three bottles of fantastic wine – a Russian River Chardonnay from Sonoma County and two Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons – are joined by plenty of sweets, snacks and gourmet delights the whole team is sure to enjoy.

 

The Winner’s Circle

The Winner’s Circle gourmet wine gift basket has everything for the wine lover! California Rosé, Solus Chardonnay, Cress Zinfandel and Chateau Montmore’s Brut Cuvée are the featured wines of this winning basket, ready to reinforce your reputation as a thoughtful gift-giver.

 

Happier Hour

Smoked walnut and black cherries on the nose lead to ripe plum and a satin vanilla mouthfeel with a long and subtle finish in Istro Cabernet Sauvignon, a lush California Cab that anyone would be delighted to receive. Presented alongside artisan cheese, succulent charcuterie and crackers, organic green olives, artisanal dark chocolate, truffles and more, happy hour is about to get even happier.

 

Monaco

It’s said that Monaco itself is just another word for prestige, and we agree. With two Napa Valley 100% Cabernet Sauvignons from Broadstone and Belmont Cliffs, our famed Bridlemile Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir and the ever-lovely Chateau Montmore Sonoma Coast Brut, this world-class wine basket is sure to leave a lasting impression.

 

 

Reserve Wine Collection

For the wine lover whose palate leans toward the red, this is the perfect gift basket. The five bottles include Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Noirs from Knights Valley, Napa Valley and the Willamette Valley. Presented with an enormous selection of chocolates, this is definitely one of the most impressive in our collection.

 

Three Cheers

Three bottles of wine: an opulent Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a silken California Estate Chardonnay and an old-vine Zinfandel are surrounded by delectable gourmet pairings. It’s a luscious tasting menu, sure to impress when the milestone calls for a generous gesture.

 

Wine Merchant’s Gourmet Chest

Rich in black fruit aroma and showcasing the best of Napa Valley viticulture, Abelroth Brocade Reserve is a boutique limited release Meritage produced in a collaboration with winemaker Robin Akhurst of Clos Pegase fame. Joined by two more red wines, a Zinfandel from Briarwood and Pierce Canyon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and all the most perfectly delicious pairings, this wine gift chest goes above and beyond for any special occasion.

 

Pacific Grove Wine Basket

From the French for “Beautiful Mirror”, Belle Taine Red Blend reflects the mastery of a vineyard ripened by the California sun and the dark stillness of French oak barrels, where this red blend ages to a silky perfection. Or choose Aurin Estates California Chardonnay, a summery white that stands poised between subtlety and vibrance, with toasted hazelnuts and honeydew melon giving way to Meyer lemon and vanilla bean on the palate. Give a bottle of each and you can’t lose.

 

Check out the rest of the wine gifts at WineBaskets.com! From personalized wine crates to gorgeous presentations including lacquered burl wood boxes, or caddies containing all stainless steel wine tools, WineBaskets.com has the perfect gift for every wine lover on your list. With complimentary cards and scissors attached to your gift, fast and easy checkout, rapid one to two day shipping, for the love of wine, we’re here to deliver the lasting impression you’ve always wanted.

Great Bottles for the Boss

Great Bottles for the Boss

Welcome to WineBaskets.com, where every gift is given for the love of wine. Next Wednesday October 16th is Boss’s Day. It’s a great opportunity to thank your boss (or supervisor, or manager) for their excellent leadership. If your boss is into wine, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 great wines to give to your boss that are sure to impress and send an extraordinary message of thanks.

Ten Great Wines To Give To The Boss

 

1. Decoy Zinfandel

From its lovely dark violet color to its luscious fruit aromas, this renowned wine captures the alluring essence of Sonoma County Zinfandel. On the palate, layers of wild blueberry, blackberry and cassis are underscored by an elegant structure that includes supple, refined tannins, balanced acidity and just a hint of juicy sweetness and toasty oak. Give Decoy in our Olive Wood Floating Wine Holder Gift to make it a truly exceptional presentation!

2. Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Opens with full-bodied flavors of blackberry and cherry layered with notes of cocoa and tobacco. The wine is firm and concentrated with a smooth, lasting finish. Rated 91 points by Wine News and also designated as a Best Buy by Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine. Find it in our Cabernets of Napa Valley wine crate.

3. Caymus Conundrum California White

The only white in the Caymus stable, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay grapes, Conundrum is a multifaceted wine with an array of ripe, concentrated flavors – pear, honey, fig, vanilla, peach, and nectarine, finishing with lots of character and a dash of spice. The “puzzle” of Conundrum lies partly in guessing the percentages of those grape varieties used, because its exact composition is never revealed. A complex wine that lives up to its name, This slightly sweet wine pairs with asian cuisine and light, spicy food. We absolutely LOVE this white, especially in our River Stone Wine Glass gift.

4. Etude Pinot Noir 

The Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouthfeel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout. This bottle of Pinot is totally gorgeous, especially when presented along with our Embossed Leather Wine Log.

5. Martin Craig Luminist Russian River Chardonnay

With a brightness that can only be claimed by Sonoma County’s sun-soaked Russian River Valley, the Luminist Chardonnay is masterfully made in collaboration with winemaker Glenn Hugo. Radiant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest are balanced with stone fruit notes and a smooth, light oak finish. It arrives in a gift box along with a detailed tasting card.

6. Belmont Cliffs Portico Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 40-acre Tenma Vineyard is located in the foothills of Mt. St. Helena, Napa Valley, where our reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in partnership with renowned winemaker Robin Akhurst of Clos Pegase. Bold and unctuous, this Cabernet boasts opulent flavors of jammy black fruit and a touch of creamy vanilla. This wine gift is a favorite among all of the Cabernet-lovers here at WineBaskets.com.

7. Silver Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 

The 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and entices you with a nose of raspberry, cassis and loose pipe tobacco. This full-bodied wine has an assertively silky structure and is notably spicy on the palate. Flavors of sage and blackberry mark the wine’s entry. The strong acidity in the mid-palate is followed by a lingering finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2038. The Sommelier’s Set makes an amazing presentation for Silver Oak!

 

8. Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot

This lovely Autumnal time of year just beckons for Merlot, don’t you think? Black plum, boysenberry, and cherry flavors dance amongst the violet, chocolate and cedar notes. A smooth wine with refined, round tannins well suited for pairing. Give KJ Grand Reserve Merlot in a classic and timeless birch wine crate.

 

9. Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Giving off sweet and light aromas of citrus blossom and grapefruit, this creamy and lush wine offers lovely apple and pear flavors, while showing crispness on the palette. Medium-bodied and balanced, this white wine is perfectly presented in our Gold Standard Basket, where it’s presented with Newton Skyside Cabernet and an option to add Silver Oak! It’s the perfect gift to go in on as a group with the whole office (and if you’re lucky, the boss will share).

 

10. Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 

Produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the finest growths and vineyards, Dom is created only in years in which the harvest is precisely suitable. Fragile, timeless, and immeasurably enjoyable with aromas of almond, powdered cocoa, and dried flowers leading to a precise, chiseled palate. Toasty notes give a rounded finish and denote a fully realized maturity, while on the palate, the wine instantly traces an astoundingly fine line between density and weightlessness. Its precision is extreme, tactile, and dark while the full taste lingers with the utmost elegance on a sappy, spicy note. Honestly, what makes a more impressive gift than Dom? Click here to see all of our Dom Pérignon gifts.

 

 

 

 

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3 Tips to Giving the Perfect Wine Gift Every Time

3 Tips to Giving the Perfect Wine Gift Every Time

Not all of us are sommeliers or wine experts. So when it comes to choosing the wine that conveys the impression you’re hoping to achieve, it can be quite an undertaking. However, that’s where WineBaskets.com steps in! Here are our top three go-to tips when it comes to giving the best wine gifts.

TIP #1 – The relationship you have with your recipient should be taken into account first and foremost. Is the wine gift for your boss? Just because your boss is a wine lover, he might not appreciate a Gewürztraminer or a pink Moscato. So consider the relationship that you have – is it personal or professional? Also, take the occasion into account as well. A bottle of Champagne as a gift for someone who has been sick with the flu isn’t really a very thoughtful gift.

TIP #2 – If you know of a particular label that he or she already loves, play it safe! Why take a chance when you already know what will make them happy? If you’re unsure of their particular wine tastes, try to gauge what they might like at a very base level. When you saw them at that Christmas party, were they drinking red or white wine? If all else fails, reach out to someone close to them and ask! It’s totally acceptable to approach a close friend or family member and say something like, “I’d love to surprise her with a bottle of wine. Any recommendations on what she might like?”

TIP #3 – Presentation matters. Up the game and elevate the gift with spectacular presentation (we love our Burlwood boxes). Especially if you’re giving a wine gift you already know they like, up the impression-factor and make it a grand entrance. Present the wine in a gift basket, where it’s paired with gourmet food! Give a bottle of Champagne in a shiny silver wine chiller!

At WineBaskets.com, we’re proud to carry many distinctive and noteworthy bottles of wine in so many different presentations. In fact, our fine wine collection allows you to customize both the wine and the packaging it arrives in! Here are a few of our favorite wine gifts. Whatever you decide to do, giving a great bottle of wine in a beautiful presentation is a perfect way to leave a lasting impression.

 

Wine Gift Baskets

Champagne Gifts

Fine Wine Gifts

 

There are so many options and styles of wine gifts that are sure to impress – use the three tips above and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect wine gift!

Six New Boutique Wines, Now Shipping to 41 States

Six New Boutique Wines, Now Shipping to 41 States

Shipping wine gifts around the United States can be tricky business. Some states only allow certain varieties, and some wineries set restrictions on where they ship. That’s where we come in! WineBaskets.com is especially proud to offer six new boutique wines, available to ship to all 41 states that allow wine shipping. All six of these limited-release wines are produced in collaboration with renowned winemakers and sourced from famous vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County as well as the Willamette and Russian River Valleys.

 

Broadstone Sonoma County Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

About This Wine The warm volcanic soil leaves a lingering minerality in this ripe, intense boutique Cabernet Sauvignon made in partnership with the iconic Delectus Vineyard and Winery. Knights Valley, the easternmost AVA in Sonoma County, is a quintessential source for exceptional California Cabernet Sauvignon, famed for its elegant acidity.

Tasting Notes Dark ruby red in color, Broadstone Knights Valley Cabernet opens with aromas of toasted walnut and leather. On the palate this wine is well-balanced, with flavors of crushed cherries, black pepper, graphite and dark chocolate, chewy tannins and a dense finish.

Cellaring Drink Broadstone now or cellar through 2037.

Pairing Suggestions Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, Broadstone Cabernet makes a delightful companion to American fare such as buffalo burgers with aged cheddar and maple bacon, wood-fired pizzas or grilled Portobello mushrooms topped with a pat of bleu cheese.

 

 

 

Bridlemile Willamette Valley Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

About This Wine Fed by cool winds from the Columbia River Gorge, Dundee Hills AVA is the perfect climate for this limited-release premium Cuvée, produced in collaboration with renowned Pinot Noir-maker Archery Summit. Expansive and expressive, this Dundee Hills Pinot Noir shows completeness – a stylish comfort in its own skin.

Tasting Notes Aged in new French oak, Bridlemile opens with aromas of wood violet, black raspberries and cocoa. The medium body and polished texture uncover flavors of black cherry and baking spices and a lingering finish.

Cellaring Enjoy Bridlemile now or cellar through 2035.

Pairing Suggestions Framed by chewy tannins and lingering impressively, Bridlemile Pinot Noir pairs exceptionally well with grilled vegetables, herb roasted pork tenderloin, blackened chicken or oven baked salmon filets.

 

 

 

 

Martin Craig Luminist Russian River Chardonnay

 About This Wine With a brightness that can only be claimed by Sonoma County’s sun-soaked Russian River Valley, Luminist Chardonnay is a limited-release boutique wine, made in collaboration renowned winemaker Glenn Hugo. Each of Sonoma County’s prestigious regions for growing Chardonnay offer a remarkably distinct profile, and the Russian River Valley is no exception, bringing elegance and flavors of stone fruit and white flowers.

Tasting Notes Aged in new French oak barrels, this vibrant Russian River Chardonnay boasts radiant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest, balanced by apricot and peach notes with a light oak finish.

Cellaring Drink Luminist now or cellar through 2028.

Pairing Suggestions The radiant, refreshing acidity in Luminist pairs perfectly with poached salmon topped with lemon aioli, tiger prawns sautéed in garlic butter, a warm vegetable risotto terrine, or bay scallops in a tarragon cream sauce.

 

 

 

Abelroth Brocade Napa Valley Meritage Reserve

About This Wine The volcanic soil and temperate climate of Napa Valley’s Oakville appellation is particularly suited to growing Bordeaux varietals, and this limited-release reserve showcases the best of Napa viticulture. Produced in collaboration with Swanson Vineyards’ Robin Akhurst, this Meritage red is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec.

Tasting notes Aromas of leather, black fruits and tobacco leaves are pursued by vanilla, cherries, fresh coffee and allspice notes. From the first sip to the last, Brocade is characterized by its silky tannins in focused layers. Decanting is recommended to allow the wine to develop to its full potential.

Cellaring Enjoy Brocade now or cellar through 2024.

Pairing Suggestions Serve this full-bodied, expansive Meritage alongside classic beef dishes – namely prime rib, tenderloin or stroganoff.

 

 

Belmont Cliffs Portico Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

About This Wine This limited-release reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in collaboration with winemaker Robin Akhurst of Clos Pegase, on the 40-acre Tenma Vineyard located in the foothills of Mount St. Helena, spreading from the Palisades Mountains in the Northeast corner of Napa Valley. The rocky terrain and sparse topsoil of this rugged vineyard create the perfect terroir for growing world-class Cabernet.

Tasting Notes Portico is full-bodied, densely ruby-colored in the glass. On the palate, this boutique Cab boasts a silky entry with opulent flavors of boysenberry and black fruits, followed by a touch of creamy vanilla.

Cellaring Enjoy Portico now or cellar through 2033.

Pairing Suggestions Serve this deeply textured Cabernet with rich sauces that can stand up to the bold, unctuous flavors of Portico. New York Strip with parsleyed butter, roasted asparagus in garlic béchamel, and brown sugar bread pudding make a perfect meal for this wine.

 

 

 

Boundary Post Ranch Kestrel Napa Valley Pinot Noir

About This Wine An agile falcon with keen eyes, the American Kestrel glides on cool winds that flow from San Pablo Bay, guarding the rows of Mitsuko’s Vineyard where Pinot Noir vines are nurtured. This Napa side of the Carneros AVA provides the ideal climate to produce some of the most engaging examples of Pinot Noir. The marine winds, low yield and long, flavor-building hang-time enables the fruit to reach peak flavor maturity and deep, concentrated flavor.

Tasting Notes On the nose, enjoy baking spices, red raspberries and rose petal aromas. Lush flavors of dark cherry and wild earthiness round out this medium-bodied Pinot with an elegant, balanced acidity.

Cellaring Drink Kestrel now or cellar through 2026.

Pairing Suggestions This silky Pinot Noir makes an excellent companion to a rack of lamb with fresh rosemary, garlicky mushrooms roasted in butter, or a cheeseboard carrying aged farmhouse cheddar.

 

 

 

Every bottle arrives with its own wine card neatly tied to the bottle. To exhibit the high quality of these wines, each card contains the winemaker’s and tasting notes, cellaring recommendations, food pairing suggestions and more. Ship these single bottles today to friends, family, colleagues or clients! They’ll be savored, adored and remembered.

Ship these high end wine gifts (or to yourself) to any of the following 41 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.