Zinfandel is California’s unique grape and wine variety, one found in few other places on Earth. The Golden State is home to a number of microclimates that are ideal for growing Zin — the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County being one example, and Paso Robles in the Central Coast region being another.
Not all that long ago, few wine drinkers had ever even heard of Malbec. It was a minor blending variety found primarily in France, and seldom used to make a varietal wine. But once it was planted in Argentina, it didn’t take long for Malbec to ascend to star status.
Chardonnay is the year-round, go-to white wine for millions of wine drinkers. But especially during the summertime, trying other white wines can be a rewarding... not to mention refreshing... experience.
Some people think that big, bold red wines should be consumed only during the colder fall and winter months. But there are plenty of reasons to pour a big, bold red during the summer. Allow us to name just three: 1. to accompany those thick, juicy steaks that make backyard barbecues a summertime staple;
An elegant selection of top varietals from the regions they are known to grow best. Includes Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Chardonnay, Monterey Pinot Noir and Lodi Zinfandel. It’s like a tour of California Wine Country in a box! Comes with tissue-wrapped bottles, gift enclosure, pairings, recipes and a special gift.
Almost all of the great Bordeaux wines of France are blends. Many are Cabernet Sauvignon based, with other varietals added to provide additional aroma, color, mouthfeel and/or overall complexity. Other French vintners use Merlot as the base wine, then add Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals for similar reasons.
Due to state alcohol regulations, items, in some instances, may not be given away for "free". Although an offer may be positioned that you are receiving a free gift and incentive, you are in fact receiving the wine and gift at an overall discounted price.