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You can’t go wrong with this pair from California. Hanna Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma is one of our top selling California Whites. Lovely notes of lemon, lime, and kiwi that is balanced with nice acidity. Next to Sonoma is Tangley Oaks Merlot from Napa Valley. Plums and dark cherries with a hint of spice followed by a long finish. Both wines shine together with food such as roasted chicken or lighter fare
A popular holiday choice, this year we feature two exceptional wines from France. The Tenet Le Fervent Rosé is a customer and staff favorite. This Grenache based Rosé from the Rhône Valley is light to medium-bodied with crisp strawberry and cherry notes – pair with light appetizers, salads, shellfish and poultry. A classic Merlot-based Bordeaux blend, the Mouton Cadet Rouge is the perfect complement for traditional winter ham or roasts. Flavors of ripe raspberries and currants are the stars here. A tin of buttery French cheese, a jar of scrumptious Dalmatia fig spread and delicate water crackers make this the perfect gift for your favorite gourmand.
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This elegant trifecta is comprised of both staff and customer favorites, so it’s a sure winner. The Calling ‘Sonoma Coast’ Chardonnay is a great way to start a meal with friends and family. Aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and floral notes open up to flavors of tropical fruit and apricots. The Rickshaw Pinot Noir comes from the Sonoma Coast in California where it has a cooler climate ideal for growing Pinot Noir. It shows aromas of ripe cherry, cola, and cranberry. The palate is laden with baking spices, strawberry, and black cherry enhanced by silky, round tannins with a bright acidity. Cohn ‘Bellacosa’ Cabernet is a North Coast style Cabernet Sauvignon that is bursting with lush, dark fruits. The wine is full-bodied and plush, showcasing rich flavors of black cherries and blackberries with subtle oak and vanilla.
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Treat someone special to a picnic in Paris with this assortment fit for any Francophile featuring two of our favorites from Bordeaux and Southern Rhône. The Bonpas Luberon Blanc is a balanced white Rhône made up of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Clairette et Bourboulenc. Crisp, clean, and delicious with oysters! The 2013 Larose de Gruaud from Saint-Julien, Bordeaux is perfectly balanced from the Left Bank. On the nose, it has aromas of raspberries, tart cherries and earth. On the palate, red berry fruits dominate with dusty tannins in the background. Creamy French cheese, a decadent saucisson and Water Wheel wafer crackers complete your al fresco Parisian meal.
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Always one of our most appreciated gifts, this abundant box contains enough tasty goodies to please everyone in the family or office. The gift includes a great selection of salty, sweet, fancy and fun snacks to share with the crowd: Schaefer’s own candy-coated white chocolate pretzel balls, Gary Poppins Classic Caramel and Cheddar Popcorn, East Shore Seasoned Pretzels, East Shore Dipping Mustard, Macy’s Cheddar Micros, Jack’Snaks, Germack Merry Holiday Mix and everyone’s favorite pick-me-up – a freshly roasted bag of Germack ‘Snowdrift’ Holiday Blend Coffee.
This trio of world-class wines from the ‘New and Old World’ is sure to please the most ‘discerning’ wine drinker. The 2015 Jean-Louis Chavy Puligny Montrachet is a great opportunity to enjoy now or over time with its green apple and toasted oak flavors. The 2016 Leviathan Red is a rich, bold wine built to go with food. This magical combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is a solid blend from renowned winemaker, Andy Erickson. Complex and fruit driven with flavors of plum and blackberry with a light tobacco touch. Finally, the 2012 Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino is a stunner from its rich ruby color to its vibrant acidity. One of the best vintages for Brunello to date!
Three cheery bottles to brighten your Holiday. Welcome your guests with the ever popular Josh Cellars Prosecco from Veneto, Italy. This elegant bubbly shows aromas of green apple and citrus with crisp acidity and a long finish. Moving on to the appetizers, the Love Block Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect accompaniment with its citrus, melon, and grapefruit notes. On the palate, the bright acidity is balanced by lemon and lime zest and more grapefruit flavors. For the main course, the Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning full-bodied Cab, with great balance and a firm tannin backbone. Notes of ripe black currant, vanilla bean and Christmas fruitcake on the nose lead into rich, dark fruits and flavors of spice box and cedar.
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This trio of world-class wines from the ‘New World’ is sure to spark the taste buds of any sophisticated palate. The 2016 Flowers ‘Sonoma Coast’ Chardonnay is a juicy, cool climate wine with bright notes of Meyer lemon, minerals and toasted oak. The 2016 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, bold wine built to go with food. Classic aromas of cassis & plum harmonize with a bouquet of French oak, cedar, tobacco, clove and hints of anise and pine. The palate is full bodied with rich plum and cherry flavors and supple tannins on the long finish. Finally, the Ken Wright Pinot Noir is a show stopper from its bright garnet color to its vibrant acidity. One of the best Willamette, Oregon producers in the state!
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Welcome to your six country tour! We begin with a refreshing I Prandi white from Soave, Italy and then head over to the USA for the Pomelo Chardonnay. After a quick jaunt across the Loire River to France for the Mathilde Chapoutier Rosé, we venture on to beautiful Spain for the Sant Rafel ‘Joana’ in Montsant. In closing, we head to our last two destinations in Australia and New Zealand where you’ll try the De Bortoli DB Shiraz while toasting a glass of the Brut Sophora Sparkling Cuvee.
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