Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
$45 for Two Bottles of Wine ($80 Total Value)
- One bottle of 2008 Apex @ Alder Ridge Sangiovese (a $40 value)
- One bottle of 2008 Apex @ Alder Ridge Meritage (a $40 value)
Customers will also receive a 30% discount on re-orders.
Most people consider wine and chocolate a decadent dessert, but no one knows how perfectly they pair better than Precept Wine's winemaker Hal Landvoigt. He's the one who literally combined the two flavors in his lab, creating the 2011 Chocolate Shop. According to the website, it's still the best-selling chocolate red wine in the US.
Hal is just one of the company's 13 winemakers, who are stationed at wineries in Pacific Northwest areas from Washington State's Yakima Valley to Idaho's Snake River Valley. At their posts, they work primarily with grapes cultivated from local vineyards, although some batches are imported from around the world.
Regardless of their grapes' origins, though, their award-winning wines brim with touches informed by plenty of travel. Landvoigt, for one, has traveled through such famed wine regions as Burgundy in France, Salta in Argentina, and the wine waterfall in Dionysus's dreams. At the Precept's seven tasting rooms, the knowledgeable staff can help patrons trace a glass of wine's international influences and local roots.