Culinary Wine Basket
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Perfect for gourmands and wine connoisseurs alike, this chef-curated basket brims with a unique selection of fine culinary ingredients designed to inspire the next great meal. Foodies will love playing with black garlic’s rich tamarind-molasses flavor or dried ancho chiles’ chocolatey smokiness. The flavor combinations and culinary creations are limitless! To complement the experience—a glass of Aleksander Reserve to enjoy while cooking.
Contents include: 750 ml bottle of Aleksander 2014 Reserve, Dutch Yellow®Potatoes, Dried Porcini and Morel Mushrooms, Organic Italian Herb Polenta, Black Garlic, Hatch Seasoning, Dried Ancho Chile, Red Walnuts, Pine Nuts, Organic Dates, Cipolline Onions and a selection of our ready-to-use products, including Organic Chestnuts, Organic Lentils and Steamed & Peeled Artichokes.
Aleksander 2014 Reserve Wine Notes
Our Merlot vineyard, now 30 years old, really shows its grace and true varietal character in this 69% Merlot / 31% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The garnet core carries hints of leather on the nose, underneath dominant aromas of rich black cherry and ripe pomegranate. The medium-body mouthfeel at the start is deceptive as the wine begins to open up on the mid-palate and finishes with a much bigger presence in weight and texture than expected. This wine exhibits essence of sweet black currant, warm raspberry tarte and silky dark chocolate throughout, with an earthy freshness at finish. Soft tannins from 36 months in a combination of French and Serbian oak barrels support the fruit without interfering. All in all, a very elegant wine on its own but also versatile when paired with virtually all meats, chicken, pastas and flavorful grilled fish.
Varietal Composition: 69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: 38 Months
Sending Wine as a Gift: You may purchase wine as a gift as long as you and the intended recipient are both 21 years of age or older. The signature of an adult 21 years of age or older is required at delivery. Wine also cannot be delivered to AL, CO, GA, KS, KY, ME, MI, MS, NY, OH, OK, SD, TX, UT, VT.