A Full-Spectrum Selection for Entertaining
Host like a pro. Let us handle the guesswork while you get all of the credit. This careful selection of impressive wines will carry the evening, from cocktail hour to the midnight hour.
The wines were hand-picked by your personal Master Sommelier to pair perfectly with a wide range of food. Kick off the evening in style with impressive Grand Cru Champagne, then dive into two mouthwatering whites. Things only get better as you transition to reds, starting with a luscious Oregon Pinot Noir, while your guests eye the stars of the evening — Duckhorn’s iconic “Three Palms” Napa Cabernet and a 94-95-point sumptuous Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Charvin.
You’re about to earn a reputation as an entertaining ninja. Just ensure you get yours before it sells out — only 40 of these sets are available.
The Entertain Like a Pro Set includes:
2013 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Three Palms Vineyard
Duckhorn’s Three Palms Cabernet Sauvignon is iconic among Napa Valley collectors. Rich and gorgeously structured, packed with black-fruit opulence and the structure to age three decades. This Cabernet fulfilled Dan Duckhorn and Ric Forman’s wildest dreams in 2013, a growing season Robert Parker called the “greatest vintage in 37 years.” Typically available only through the winery mailing list or a handful of exclusive steakhouses, we’re thrilled to offer this wine — a rare deal for a marriage of Old World sophistication and New World opulence.
MV Michel Turgy Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Reserve Selection
This 100% Grand Cru Champagne is a multi-vintage blend, which includes one-third of reserve wine drawn from 20+ distinct old vintages. This singular cuvée is drawn off the same hallowed grounds as Champagne’s legendary Salon and Krug, and we think it’s one of the most expressive Blanc de Blancs to come off Le Mesnil soil. Kick off the evening with it, but also enjoy it alongside caviar, foie gras, oysters, or runny triple cream cheese.
2014 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Robert Parker — the most influential critic the Rhône Valley has ever known — famously wrote that winemaker Laurent Charvin “to me has always come close to what was produced at [grandmaster producer] Château Rayas under the late Jacques Reynaud.” With the release of this 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Charvin hasn’t just “come close” to Rayas — he’s created an instant classic that is a must-buy for CdP collectors. Organically farmed, and 100% delicious with 94-95 points from Vinous, this is a sumptuous red filled with a sweet, fleshy core of black raspberry fruit, tinged with lofty notes of smoke and Asian spices.
2014 Ponzi Classico Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
The 2014 Ponzi Classico Pinot Noir is what happens when a pioneering Willamette Valley family has all the cards stacked in their favor. Wine Enthusiast has said Ponzi wines are “some of the most elegant wines in the world.” Wine Spectator says “all Oregon Pinot Noirs are measured against the Ponzi yardstick.” Mix in Willamette Valley’s 2014 “Goldilocks” 96-point vintage — courtesy of Spectator — and a showstopping Pinot Noir harvest, and you have the recipe for perfection from the Ponzis. Wine Enthusiast called this riveting “Editors’ Choice” “round and full-bodied” and “ready to enjoy now and over the next couple years” — it’s a “doozy.”
2015 Chaumeau-Balland Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Truly small production, the exquisite 2015 Chaumeau-Balland Sancerre is a textbook cellar-stuffer, mineral Sancerre beauty. Sancerre’s 2015 growing season was one of the finest in recent memory and this is a stellar representation of the vintage. Bursting with pithy grapefruit aromas and Mediterranean herbs, this wine is round and creamy on the palate with bright citrus flavors, lime zest and mouthwatering acidity.
2014 Bruno Colin Bourgogne Blanc AOC, Burgundy, France
Just south of Beaune in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, few grower names command more respect than the Colin family. In addition to the world-class Premier Cru bottlings Bruno Colin turns out from a patchwork of tiny vineyard parcels, the wine he produces under his Bourgogne Blanc label — such as this 2014 stunner — represents one of the world’s great Chardonnay values. Serve it nicely chilled in big Burgundy glasses and let the elegant floral notes entice, while high-toned white fruit, subtle honey, and salinity evolves into mature spice with scintillating acid for pairing with an array of foods..