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Why to buy: We love this special collection of one of the best olive oils in America and two beautiful wines, especially as a thank you gift for a summer share host or an affordable wedding present for a young couple getting married in wine country.
We love the fruity, lightly peppery Napa Valley Select olive oil to finish a salad of heirloom tomatoes, summer lettuces and fresh mozzarella. Paired with the winery’s organic unoaked Sauvignon Blanc (90 points and a Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice) and Cabernet Sauvignon, this trio is a gift that leaves us dreaming of a long drive down the California One, past the vines, the wines and the coastline.
Backstory: As the first combined winery and olive oil producer in the United States, Long Meadow Ranch handcrafts organic estate-grown products that reflect the very best of the American farm to table movement. Nestled in the sun-drenched Mayacamas Mountains, high above the Napa Valley, Long Meadow Ranch also sustainably produces grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
– 375 mL bottle of Napa Valley Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil This Gold-medal winning hand-pressed organic oil features Tuscan varietal olives. You’ll find bright fruitiness, a pungent grassiness and a kick of spice.
– Sauvignon Blanc 2010 A dry, unoaked white with zesty acidity, a swirl of spices and notes of pineapple, lime, gooseberry and tart mandarin oranges, this summer wine is one we’ll be drinking on the porch with grilled fish all weekend long.
– Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Great with grilled steaks, this luscious full-bodied Napa Cab has mellowed over 8 years – there’s no fruit bomb here. Drink now for notes of blackberry, black cherry, cedar and black tea, or age for up to five years more for even more subtle complexity.
Brand: Long Meadow Ranch Winery
Origin: United States