Holiday Gift Boxes
We are geared up and ready to make your holiday season wine shopping as simple, informative and rewarding as possible. With Corporate clientele or individual customers in mind, we have assembled a few impressive gift sets that are sure to please your clients, friends, and family. They include our elegant wooden gift-boxes and are ready to ship out across the country to most states.
...and remember, it's never too early to place your orders. Early orders ensure timely delivery!
Super Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting
12 Noon - 5 pm
Wine Tasting $15.00
$10.00 with purchase of any wine in the shop
2012 Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling “Ur” Alte Reben, Mosel, Germany
“This wine was made from very old vines ("ur-alte" means extremely old) situated in Kackert, one of the best parcels in the Sonnenuhr which had been the pride of the historic Freiherr von Schorlemer Estate for nearly a century. The wine immediately impresses one with a silky and refined nose of orchard fruits, grapefruit and fine spices. The feel on the palate is intense, yet superbly multi-layered and the finish is just so elegant and fresh. This is a real little stunner in the making.”(Mosel Fine Wines)
2013 Skinner Picpoul Blanc, El Dorado
“One Sunday in 2006, our son Kevin and his wife Kathy were navigating a trip from Lake Tahoe using an old map. Near the Sierra Foothills town of Placerville, they noticed the name “Skinner” on the map, and got curious. After checking with some local folks and getting some more information, he called us to share the discovery. After doing some digging of our own, we discovered that I am the great-great-great-grandson of James Skinner, a Scottish miner who in 1861 established one of the Foothills’ first wineries. In learning more about our ancestor’s thriving winery and pioneering role in the region, we were compelled to buy property, plant vines in the area and reclaim the family legacy. And so, Skinner Vineyards and Winery was born."
“This lesser-known varietal is from the south of France and means "lip stinger." It gets its name from its high natural acidity. It is typically used as a blending grape is the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and our Seven Generations white blend. There are only a hundred or so acres planted in California, so it is rarely seen as a stand-along wine in the states.” (Winemaker)
2013 Rancheria Cellars Happy Canyon Red Blend, Santa Barbara
“The “Rancheria Cellars” mark has been produced in limited quantities from a specific terroir. The growers with whom we work with follow traditional methods and produce exceptional grapes for these limited quantity wines. The Spanish word Rancheria refers to a small, rural settlement. In these communities, collaboration, support and communication were vital to the success of all great wine is always a group effort.” (Doug Margerum)
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is dark, intense purple and black in color, with aromas of cherry, blueberries, dark chocolate and some wood notes. On the palate it is bright and full of savory, succulent flavors with a fresh attack and nicely balanced tannin.
2012 Vietti “Tre Vigne” Barbera D’Asti, Italy
90 points Wine Spectator:"This traditional red offers dried cherry, orange peel, tobacco and sanguine flavors in a silky texture, supported by light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Focused and fresh, with a juicy finish. Drink now."
Enjoy with antipasti, rich salads, grilled seasoned vegetables, hearty soups, pastas or with veal, pork, and chicken with light sauces.
2013 Bedrock "Old Vine" Zinfandel, California
“From vines averaging over 80 years in age planted throughout the diverse state of California, this wine aims to reflect the perfume, freshness and spice that makes Zinfandel so utterly delicious. Fermented with native yeasts and minimally racked, this wine should provide great short-term drinking but will age gracefully for 5-10 years.
Though it is legally a Zinfandel, and labeled as such, it is also a Bedrock wine so you can be sure it has its full quotient of the wacky, weird and wonderful in it as well—nearly 23% Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun, and assorted mixed white varieties. We are thrilled with this wine.” (Winemaker)
2010 Samsara Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County
Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011 (Antonio Galloni)
Grapes sourced from Melville, Turner, Kessler-Haak, and Rita’s Crown Vineyards “The 2010 Pinot Noir emerges from the glass with gorgeous radiant red fruit, flowers and sweet spices in an engaging, supple style that is impossible to resist. It possesses gorgeous mid-palate fleshiness and a clean, understated finish. Floral notes waft from the glass on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
Chad Melville manages the vineyards for his family’s Melville estate and makes the Samsara wines in a small rented facility in Lompoc. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, aged in French oak (0-25% new) and bottled with no fining or filtration. The wines see fairly high percentage of whole clusters ranging from 50-100%. These are gorgeous, pure wines from an inspired, young producer whose career will be fascinating to follow.”
Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life. The world we live in now. One of passion, oneness and harmony. This idea is key to the philosophy of Chad and Mary Melville’s Samsara wines. Chad and Mary produce limited releases of Pinot Noir and Syrah from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards.
They truly believe that they are winegrowers, not winemakers - that is, that all of the important work is done in the vineyard and there is little handling or manipulation once the fruit reaches the winery. That includes the use of whole clusters in their fermentations, which lends a spiciness to the wines that Chad and Mary particularly like. "Stems help to absorb the overt fruitiness of wines. To us, too many California wines are simply about fruit and lack the complexity that we hope to impart to our wines.” From the Winery
Sunday thru Friday, during normal business hours
• $15/ Flight of 3 wines/$10 with purchase of any wine
Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
• $15/5 wines/$10 with purchase of any wine
Craftsman Brewing Co. beer available on tap for $5
We have elegant gift-box presentations to complement any of our wines and are always eager to hand-select, wrap, and ship wine gifts to your friends and clients within your parameters and budget.
Holiday Gift Boxes
Cepage Laguiole Gift Box $54.99
Chateau Laguiole $109.99
Black Horn/Green Stamina wood/Red Stamina wood