Cabernet Sauvignon (2 Bottles)
Cabernet Sauvignon has become the calling card of the Alexander Valley, as it is well-suited to the warmer climate of the area. Bold flavor of blackberry, cassis, and baked black cherry mingle with a pronounced note of dark chocolate, clove, and cedar imparted from 14 months of aging in both French and American oak barrels. Pair this Cabernet with a nice grilled steak!
Merlot (1 bottle)
Merlots like this remind us of the classic styles of Merlot, featuring firm tannic structure with plush dark fruit flavors of black plums, baked cherries, and figs, with a complementary note of baking spices and toasted hazelnuts. Roasted lamb or a weekend pot roast are a good match for this hearty red.
92 points Wine & Spirits Magazine
Top 100 Wine 2012 vintage
Sin Zin Zinfandel (1 bottle)
The Sin Zin has been one of the winery’s more popular wines over the years, from its start as a very-limited production cult wine crafted from old Zinfandel vineyards in the heart of Sonoma. Bright raspberry and cherry fruit lead the way for the variety’s hallmark black pepper and spice notes that come through on the finish. This spicy quality makes this wine an excellent pair for barbequed pork ribs, shish kebabs, pepperoni pizza, or stuffed bell peppers.
92 points Wine & Spirits “Best Buy” 2012 vintage
Temptation Zin (1 bottle)
This is a lighter take on the Sin Zin, featuring more red fruit flavors of wild strawberry and tart cherry, with a touch of pepper and dried herbs. A milder tannic structure makes this a nice warm-weather red. This Zinfandel would be a good match with spaghetti and meatballs or homemade lasagna, as well as grilled sausages or blackened chicken!
Chardonnay (1 bottle)
This Chardonnay represents the best of both worlds for Chardonnay: 30% of the wine is aged in small French oak barrels and aged on the lees for six to eight months, giving a pleasant richness and rounded quality to the fruit, while imparting flavors of toasted almonds and brown butter. The remaining 70% is fermented in stainless steel, maintaining a lively freshness that keeps the wine from being overly heavy. The resulting wine is very well-balanced, with yellow apple, pear, a touch of pineapple, and the characteristic toasted almond and vanilla on the creamy backend. This white calls for grilled chicken breast or pasta primavera at the table.