Holiday Gift Set | The Explorers
While our estate vineyard here in the Van Duzer Corridor is known for Pinot Noir — other varietals like Pinot Blanc and Syrah really shine thanks to the winds in our namesake AVA. The vibrancy, freshness and brightness of these wine mean they work especially well with food. This is the perfect gift set for the person on your list who's looking to explore new varietals!
2021 Pinot Blanc
Nestled along the east side of our vineyard in an area protected from the Van Duzer winds is a small planting of Pinot Blanc. Benefiting from a long hang time and slow ripening this wine is able to develop increased depth and complexity. Whole cluster pressed and aged on lees for one year, this wine over delivers with notes of Asian pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest balanced by a delicate presence of hazelnut and brioche. The wine finishes with a lingering acidity. Perfect with Dungeness Crab!
2019 Estate Syrah
Perfumed notes of dark fruits ranging from dried cherry, black currant and strawberry lace around scents of nutmeg, allspice, and white pepper. On the palate this wine showcases beautiful notes of strawberry, blackberry, and black currant, rounded out with notes of vanilla, white pepper, and lingering silky tannins. Serve with roasted lamb chops or a mushroom risotto.
One Bottle Each of 2021 Estate Pinot Blanc and 2019 Estate Syrah. Plus, free ground shipping.