Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a wine experience for two at Frangipani Estate Winery in Temecula (a $36 total value). The experience includes:
- Wine tasting for two (a $10 value each)
- Bottle of 2009 Grenache Rosé (a $16 value)<p>
Fusing a selection of French varietals and Italian-style wines, Frangipani Estate Winery owner Don Frangipani generates 5,000 annual cases of primarily red pours that please novice and connoisseur palates alike. Duos can admire stunning views of the estate vineyard and surrounding valley while sampling six wines, such as cabernet franc, petite verdot, and sangiovese. Tastings take place in a comfortable boutique tasting room, on the patio, or atop the shoulders of Don himself, who frequently drops by sessions to dispense glasses and socialize with guests. Each duo departs with a bottle of 2009 Grenache Rosé, a soft white that delectably blends raspberry and cherry flavors with aromatic hints of cotton candy to make circus elephants wistful for their youths.
Frangipani Estate Winery
Amid Temecula Valley's rippling foothills, equestrian farms, and estate vineyards, Frangipani Estate Winery has carved out a rural post of its own overlooking the Deportola Wine Trail. Since 2003, owner and winemaker Don Frangipani has fused French varietals with old-world Italian styles, exhibiting a passion for red wines along the way. Today, Don's facility produces 5,000 cases per year, and every day, it swings open the doors to its boutique tasting room so visitors can stop by and test drive samples.