| The Shining Star Wine Gift Basket|
Elegantly put together, this attractive gift basket will make a stunning centerpiece at Christmas gathering. Wish partners, colleagues, and friends Merry Christmas! or surprise the hostess of Christmas party with this luxurious collection of finer snack foods.
WineGlobeís experienced gift specialists custom build each and every one of these baskets from scratch. Every wine we use in these baskets delivers excellent quality for the price. You can be assured that your recipient will be delighted with our fine wine, gourmet food, and exquisite presentation.
This Basket Contains:
Your choice of a high-end 750mL bottle of Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir (+$10), or Cabernet Sauvignon (+$10).
Corkscrew with built-in Foil Cutter
Complimentary Gift Card and Customized Message
About the Wines
Chardonnay: A White Wine originally cultivated in Burgundy, France, although Chardonnays are now produced all over the world. Flavors range from tropical fruits, apples, pears, and peaches to butter, oak, mineral, and vanilla.
Merlot: A Red Wine originally cultivated in Bordeaux, France, although Merlots are now produced all over the world. Merlot is similar in flavor to Cabernet Sauvignon--flavors of berry, currant, plum, vanilla, oak, and rose, yet without the hard edges of tannin and acid.
Shiraz/Syrah: A Red Wine originally cultivated in Franceís Rhone region, although it is now produced worldwide. Australia is one of the major producers of Shiraz due to the perfect climate. Syrahs and Shirazes tend to be very herbal and spicy, making them perfect food wines.
Zinfandel: A mysterious Red Wine that mutated from indigenous Croatian grape varietals. Itís cousin is the Italian Primitivo. It has proven to be a great wine in California. Zinfandels tend to very fruity, with jammy flavors of berries, cherries, licorice, candy, and spice.
Pinot Noir: Another one of the great wines originally from Burgundy, France. Pinot is famous for its difficulty in production. Itís hard to grow, and hard to make wine out of. However, when itís done right, Pinot is an amazing wine. It is very soft across the palate--the exact opposite of Cabernet. Flavorwise, Pinot tends to have some fruit like cherry, raisin, strawberry, but also very intriguing spice and floral flavors, as well as savory flavors such as tomato, olive, mushroom, and tea.
Cabernet Sauvignon: The "King of Wines", hailing from Bordeaux, France. Cabernets are B I G wines, with full body, firm tannins, and huge flavor. These are the best aging wines, and hold up to the most rich of meals. Flavors in Cabernet tend to be of currants, blackberries, black cherry, spice, oak, vanilla, leather, and ginger.
Question:What sort of wine will I get with this gift basket?
Answer: This basket includes a high-end wine that is suitable for cellaring and collecting. The wine will be regarded as an exemplary wine, and most of the time will carry a high rating from a leading wine publication. Most wines included in this gift basket would retail for around $100. We do not guarantee a specific wine will be included in the gift basket. If you would like to specify which product goes into your gift basket, please check out our custom gift baskets.