Last-Minute Christmas Shopping
Gift wine like a pro with our red wines tasting gift sets, newly added to our Holiday Collection:
Backstage: Premium Producer 2019 Cabernet Collection
This horizontal wine tasting collection from Backstage Napa Valley Reserve offers a rare opportunity to enjoy expressions of the vintage from four distinct, single vineyards and includes a luxurious gift box. Take advantage of this limited-time deal on premium bottles for the wine collector on your Christmas gift list!
Backstage’s Napa Valley small vineyards are located in some of the most prestigious wine regions to grow a Cabernet Sauvignon in California. These top quality bottles are wonderfully balanced and ready to drink now, or can even continue to develop over the next five or more years in your wine cellar.
Premium wines with bundles of charm and immediate appeal, their layers of flavors unfurl willingly in the glass with juicy dark fruits and toasty flavors, justifying the reputation that Napa holds for the best Cabernet Sauvignon.
Backstage focuses on small-lot production using inspired and uncompromising winemaking techniques that express the finest fruit and terroir of each vintage. Bottling wines of intensity and exceptional character demonstrates their commitment to excellence.
Napa Valley’s 2019 growing season yielded exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that translated into magnificent red wines. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. Overall, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
Levels of Chianti
Look no further for that perfect present for all the Italian red wine lovers in your life. This wine tasting box set includes four bottlings from producer Castelli del Grevepesa, all hailing from the iconic Chianti Classico region, and packaged in a special gift box. Give the gift of an expert-selected Tuscan wine experience that anyone can enjoy from the comfort of their home!
The Region of Chianti
Wines from Tuscany’s Chianti region have come a long way since the short, round, straw-wrapped bottles of decades past. Today, wine producers remember centuries-old traditions while exploring the benefits of modern technology to embrace a renaissance of high quality wines in a range of styles. Wines from the smaller Chianti Classico zone are regarded as the region’s best.
Here’s what James Suckling, acclaimed wine critic and journalist, has to say about these Tuscan reds:
Chianti Classico Riserva 2019 Castelli di Grevepesa ‘Castelgreve’
Blackberry and dark-cherry aromas with some walnuts and dried flowers. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins and solid fruit. Plenty going on. He rated this wine: 93 points
Castelli del Grevepesa ‘Panzano’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
“A flavorful, medium-bodied red with notes of orange zest, cloves, dried cherries and olive stones. Firm yet creamy tannins. Delicious array of spiced red and dark fruit with espresso notes at the end.” James Suckling’s wine score: 93 points
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017 Castelli del Grevepesa ‘Lamole’
“A medium-bodied, savory red with aromas of sour cherries, button mushrooms, bay leaves and tomatoes. Chewy tannins. Pleasantly earthy. Excellent freshness for the vintage.” Out of 100, he scored this wine: 92 points
Castelli del Grevepesa ‘Coltifredi’ Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
“A medium-bodied, firm and focused red with aromas of blueberries, cassis, sage, tobacco, tar and lemon zest. Succulent and finely textured with sleek yet firm tannins. Well balanced and lengthy.” The wine rating from James Suckling is: 93 points
Starmont Winery and Vineyards: Pinot Noir Vertical
Starmont’s “Brown Ranch” Pinot Noir vertical tasting set spans four vintages: 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, packaged together in a curated gift box. Compare and contrast these vibrant, food-friendly red wines any time when you receive this one-of-a-kind collection of bottles! Whether you’re doing some last-minute shopping for a wine enthusiast or looking for a new wine producer to discover yourself, this wine tasting is sure to elevate your end of year celebrations.
The Winery Collection
Since Starmont first appeared on a label in 1989, the name has been recognized for classically styled varietal wines that are expressive and approachable. Focused on sustainability and making the highest quality wines, the Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard has been Napa Green Certified since 2007.
Signature wines from the Starmont collection are thoughtfully crafted, approachable, and the perfect accompaniment for any occasion. These wines are consistently the biggest and most concentrated of all the Starmont Pinot Noir programs, showing rich, dense flavors and mouthfeel. The goal of this wine is to retain a varietal correctness with a sense of place.
The Napa Valley AVA: Carneros
Breezes flowing from the San Pablo bay cool down vineyards in Carneros, ensuring the successful cultivation of Burgundian grape varieties. Winemaker Jeff Crawford has crafted Stanly Ranch Estate bottled wines and a selection of vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs from Carneros that are only available from the winery.
Wines produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the specialty of this cool-climate Carneros AVA and often display a fresh, elegant style. Having begun as a single Chardonnay bottling, the Starmont portfolio now encompasses the best of California’s North Coast wine country with Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé offerings alongside the Chardonnay.
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