Wine and chocolate are two of the best gifts a person can give, widely preferred by recipients to mutton bread or calcium supplements. Give yourself the greatest gifts of all with today’s Groupon: for $13, you and a companion each get a flight of wine and one custom chocolate truffle at Ott & Murphy Wines in Langley (a $28 value).
The award-winning Ott & Murphy Wines outfits fortuitous palettes with otherworldly wines, handcrafted in the French winemaking tradition. From a waterside tasting room overlooking the Puget Sound’s Saratoga Passage and the Cascades beyond, you and a fellow burgeoning oenophile will sample 2-ounce pours of four wines from Ott & Murphy’s current stock. Leave unadventurous taste buds at home when sampling sips such as the 2008 tempranillo, a bright, fruity vintage wafting forth scents of berry, cola, caramel, and coffee, or the 2009 viognier, a dry Northern Rhone white blend that recalls violets, honeysuckle, and straw, supplemented by tastes of peach, apricot, melon, and minerals to form a vino that's both fruity and floral, like a popsicle shrub. Complement a night of imbibing by nibbling on two custom truffles, made with Ott & Murphy’s own tempranillo grape tears and silky-smooth chocolate tongue paint.
Ott & Murphy’s tasting room provides a romantic setting for sampling vinous libations, looking out onto waters where gray whales feast in the spring and all manner of ducks, herons, and eagles fly by on the daily. Come to celebrate a special occasion, make use of the complimentary WiFi, or profess undying love to a feathered pilot while taking in the scenic coastal vistas.