Unboxing the Houdini Napa Valley Cabernet Basket from Wine Country Gift Baskets

by Madi M.

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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In case you don't know, Wine Country Gift Baskets is a great choice for amazing (and reasonably priced!) gourmet gift baskets. We were beyond excited when we had the opportunity to review one of their handcrafted gift baskets. They locally source many of their snacks and treats, so you're getting as close to California wine country as you can get without actually traveling there yourself. Every basket is carefully packaged to insure a safe arrival.

We received the Houdini Napa Valley Cabernet Basket, which features one bottle of Napa Valley's very own Houdini Cabernet Sauvignon and a whole collection of delicious foods to nosh on. The basket currently sells for $110, and shipping is free! The product picture on their website looked very appealing, so we were pleased when the actual basket that arrived was just as attractive.

When we unwrapped the gift basket to take a closer look at everything inside, it became clear that they did not skimp on quantity, quality or variety! They have a couple of gift basket classics like baked herb crackers and a garlic & herb cheese wheel, but then they go above and beyond with some choice picks like Smoked Salmon from the Kasilof Fish Co. in Washington and a jar of authentic Bruschetta Olivara imported from Greece.

All-in-all there were 16 different snacks packed in this basket, not counting the wine or the corkscrew and wine stopper they are kind enough to include, as well. With five different types of premium chocolates, we were instant fans. They even include a full-size Ghirardelli chocolate bar specifically made to pair with a Cabernet. How thoughtful!

Of course the crown jewel of this gift basket is the Houdini Cabernet. The wine is made and bottled right in Napa Valley, and the flavor lives up to the famous region from which it comes. We noticed hints of tart fruit with a rich tannins with a warm, smooth finish -- but you may just notice that you want another glass. Cheers!

When you're looking for a thoughtful gift for the holidays, birthday or any special occasion, you would do well to visit WineCountryGiftBaskets.com. Not only do they put together fantastic gourmet gifts, they also put their money where their mouth is with a 100% satisfaction guarantee for every product. Why not try something new today?

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