DEAN & DELUCA Holiday 2013 Wine Guide
If I could give myself anything this holiday season, what would it be? The answers are in the following pages.
THE I NC OMP ARABLE WINE COUNTRY GUIDE from the palate of W INE D I R ECTOR, KE RRIN LAZ A Few of My Favorite Things SCR EAM I NG EAG LE W I T H "PER SPECT I VE NAPA VAL L E Y" With the debut launch of photographer Sam As we gear up for the 2013 holiday season, I invite you to join me on my own wine country gifts tour that I’ve curated for you. The parameter for this collection was simple. When thinking about bringing the best of the best to those that truly love wine, food and the wine country lifestyle that comes with it, I asked myself one question—“If I could give myself anything this holiday season, what would it be?” The answers are in the following pages. SKU: Aslanian’s book called "Perspective Napa Valley" . I’ve paired this stunning, artistic collection of photographs with a bottle of the most sought after second label coming out of California today—2010 Screaming Eagle’s Second Flight Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited to 50 sets. $580 WINEBOOK Happy Holidays and happy tasting. Kerrin Laz Wine Director for DEAN & DELUCA @kerrinlaz Dean & Deluca Wine THE F A I R YTALE C ABER NET COLLE CT ION I assure you, nothing you find this holiday season will come close to this Cabernet gift set. In this limited-edition collection comes a bottle each of 2011 Schrader Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet, 2007 Abreu Capella Red, 2009 Hundred Acre Few & Far Between and 2009 Rudd Oakville Estate Red. This gift will truly be appreciated by the most serious wine lover. Consider this one of the rarest California wine collections available in the market today. Limited to 30 sets. $1185 SKU: FAIRYCAB T HE PER F ECT PAI R I NG B EEF + CAB ER NET SAUVI G NO N There are few pairings that marry as naturally as Cab and Beef. So to the table comes this perfect marriage of Meat & Fish Co.’s 16oz Boneless Ribeye steaks with two fleshy, concentrated hard-to-find Cabernets— 2010 Wallis Estate’s and 2010 Somerston’s Stornoway Red. The food and wine will ship separately to assure freshness. DEAN & DELUCA DONATES OUR OWN HAND-PAINTED POMMERY POP BUBBLY GIFT SET Share the love this holiday season by giving our exclusive Champagne gift that gives back. Thanks to the talented New York artist Leigh Nisonson, our limited-edition 8-bottle set of 187mL bottles are available with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society, where 100% of the donation goes to helping animals. Leigh hand-painted each bottle with festive illustrations knowing that thanks to her artwork paired with this balanced, fun-drinking Bubbly, holiday cheer will be spread to both those receiving and those giving. Cabernet 2pk for Beef $150 CABBEEF SKU: Meat & Fish Co. 16-oz set of 4 Boneless dry-aged Ribeyes 171535 $128 SKU: Limited to 50 sets. $130 SKU: POMMERY8K T HE G R APPA M AST E R Since 1977, distiller-extraordinaire Paolo Marolo in Alba, Italy has crafted intensely pure Grappas using the traditional approach of keeping his copper running continuously through the harvest season. From what Iâ€™ve learned, this method is only successful with those with experience and precise attention to detail. After tasting these offerings, the proof is in the bottle that Paolo is a Grappa perfectionist. Marolo Barolo Grappa, 375mL SKU: MARBAR $77 Marolo Barolo 9-, 12-, 15- and 20-year Aged Grappa Set, 200mL /bottle Marolo Milla Camomile Grappa, 375mL SKU: SKU: MAR4PK $173 MARCAM $77 FA I R M ON T VIN T AGE S WI NE C LU B ULT I M AT E KO SHER F O O D & W I NE G I F T SE T In partnership with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, I’m thrilled with taking on the role as their new wine club director for this debut launch of the Fairmont Vintages Wine Club. Seeking out the most compelling Napa Valley wines that rarely make their way outside the valley, I’ve created three annual membership levels that each include shipping costs. This is the gift that will continue to put smiles on wine enthusiasts’ faces throughout 2014. I cannot get enough of this perfect Kosher pairing. My food colleagues shipped me a sample of Beecher’s flagship semi-hard, cow’s milk Kosher cheese and crackers so I could taste them with the impressive 2010 Covenant Chardonnay CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CLUB and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. I loved the combination of these rich flavors. From the moist crumbles of the KOF-K certified cheese to the crisp, butter crackers and deeply www.deandeluca.com/wine/fairmont SKU: Vintage Select $400 FRMTTASTENV focused wines made by Jeff Morgan and consultant David Ramey. Our own DEAN & DELUCA 10" x 14" cutting board is also included in this must-give holiday gift set. Vintage Reserve $575 FRMTVINTNER SKU: Vintage Marquis $1125 FRMTMARQUIS SKU: $180 KOSHERF&W SKU: FA V O R I TES FROM OU R D EA N & DE LU CA N A PA V ALLEY ST ORE Z ALT O AX I UM D ECANT E R W I T H EX CLUSI VE CAB ERN E T Living and working in the heart of Napa Valley definitely has its advantages. One of them is the ability to forge relationships with some of the most gifted viticulturists, winemakers and vintners in the business today. These three artisan producers are perfect examples of just that. 2009 Scully Ranch Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Keplinger Sumo Red and 2012 Kesner’s Gate Russian River Valley Chardonnay with my favorite DEAN & DELUCA Napa Valley canvas bag from our St. Helena store is the perfect wine country gift to give. Of all the beautiful, well-made decanters available today, Zalto Denk’Art from Austria is my favorite. Each decanter is hand-blown and brings the perfect ratio of air to wine to the glass. As a great pairing to this Zalto decanter, I’ve included a bottle of the focused and sophisticated 2010 Kinsella Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley. Since their first vintage, this Cabernet was produced by vintner Kevin Kinsella (also known for producing the Broadway smash hit, Jersey Boys) and the ever-talented winemaker Thomas Brown. $205 SKU: $215 SKU: NVFAVES CABDECANT Come Cruise With Me Nine days touring the Western Mediterranean Sea on the ultra-luxurious Crystal Cruise Synchrony would be the perfect gift on its own but weâ€™ve made it even better. Setting sail July 4th from Rome, Italy, cruise with me to Portofino, Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez, Ibiza and Barcelona on this fabulous truly all-inclusive luxury wine cruise. Included are wine tastings, seminars and dinners featuring wines that alone would be worth the price of this oncein-a-lifetime trip. Iâ€™m sure you can trust me to bring only the most exciting, compelling wines aboard this epic adventure on the sea! CALL 1.855.806.4283 or email email@example.com for reservations $3510 per guest GOLD E DIT ION MOU T H BLOWN WIN E GLASSE S SKU: 101932 $415