Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Amapola Creek Holiday Gift Packs - Free Shipping!

If all the email blasts about holiday gift packs came on the same day, I could have done a roundup, but somehow, somewhere, all the wine gift pack fairies must have gotten together on a staggered outflow of holiday sale emails.

Here's today entry: from Amapola Creek, in Sonoma, the winery of Richard Arrowood. Arrowood is committed to organic viticulture on the estate, which is managed by Sonoma organic veteran Bill Coturri.

Amapola Creek gift packs are vertical tastings ranging from estate-grown Cabernet (2005, 2006, and 2007) for $150 ($35 off) to Syrah ((2006, 2007, and 2008) for $125 (no discount).

(There's also a Zinfandel gift pack, made from the vines of the adjacent Monto Rosso vineyard, which is not part of the Arrowood vineyard holdings, and I haven't listed the Zin pack because the Zin is not organic.)

Parker gave the 2006 90+ points and the 2007 Syrah 94 points.

The wines come in lovely gift boxes with an embossed card. Makes a classy business gift, doesn't it?

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