Fruitful Vineyards Sympathy Wine Gift Basket
Send a your best wishes and caring thoughts with this comforting gourmet & wine pairing from renowned California vineyards. For this distinguished gift basket, we’ve selected 2 stylistically complex wines, a Chardonnay and a Merlot of unparalleled quality and taste: the deep, mysterious 2013 Hamilton Estate Merlot and the crisp, surprising 2010 Hamilton Estate Chardonnay. The wines are complemented by a fine selection of gourmet delicacies including parmesan herb cheese spread, olive & oregano crackers, honey roasted nuts, and chocolate.
Aromas of bright red cherries and berries are supported by sweet spice and spring blossoms, mostly violets. Red cherry, red plum, and red raspberry flavors precede baking spice and cocoa. The acidity is fresh and lively, promising several years of pleasurable drinking. This is an excellent example of how elegant a California Merlot can be.
When this extraordinary Chardonnay was created, it stood out from all the others. This Napa Valley gem pairs well with appetizers, strong cheeses, pork, poultry or seafood. It is rich and complex yet retains a fresh, crisp mouth feel. Harmonious and pleasant on the palate, a delicious fruit forward mouth feel with rich complexity and solid structure.