Central Coast Vineyards Wine Rack Gift Set
Our two-bottle bamboo rack comes with a cutting board, cheese knife, and a robust Bulleen Estate Merlot, as well as a balanced Taz Chardonnay.
Garnet in color, this 2009 California Merlot boasts bright flavors of cherry with a hint of spice. On the nose, rich plums and blackberries lead to a hint of leather and oak. This well rounded and rich bodied wine starts with bright plum flavors mixed with oak and a lingering fruit finish. This wine is rich with soft tannins.
Santa Barbara Chardonnay is 100 percent barrel fermented in French oak (19% new), and undergoes a partial malolactic fermentation. I like the wine to have nice viscosity and mid-palate weight, but my main goal is to preserve the natural acidity and tropical fruit that has put Santa Barbara County Chardonnay on the map. This wine opens with aromas of lemon chiffon, pineapple and toasted coconut. The wine is creamy, but balanced with a refreshing acidity and lengthy finish.
-- Natasha Boffman, Winemaker