Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Welcome, Washington’s Chocolate Shop Wine

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hi, How’s your January going? Recovering from the holidays? Getting used to writing 2013 on your checks? Well, believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is already less than a month away, and we have a super exciting new addition to the site just in time for you to get your shipping order in.

An official welcome to Chocolate Shop Wine in Walla Walla, Washington, makers of maybe the perfect Valentine’s wine: chocolate wine. And not just chocolate wine, The Wine Spectator‘s absolute favorite chocolate wine.

The Chocolate Shop ships directly to 33 states, and their premier bottle—a blend of red wine (mostly Merlot) and chocolate is just $15.

chocolate wineMichelle Monda, the winery’s tasting room manager, has great copy that gives you a good sense of what it’s like to try it:

“We start with a proprietary red blend  of the finest vinifera varietals (mostly Merlot), add a touch of oak and a kiss of sweetness to create the perfect fruit-driven foil for the rich dark chocolate, which unfolds in silken layers across the palate.”

And Owen Dugan of the Wine Spectator writes: “The nose carries the cherry motif, with a little kirsch. The first time you taste it you will smile a little as the surprise of chocolate unfurls.”

So, welcome to Chocolate Shop, the perfect Valentine’s Day addition to the site, and welcome to their celebrated bottle of chocolate wine, a great and fun addition to our list of “exotic” wine flavors to go along with other hard-to-find and fearless exotics.

Products like black tea honey wine, douglas fir eau de vie, elderflower mead, jaboticaba berry wine, maple dessert wine, sparkling rhubarb wine, and woodruff-flavored Maywines. And adding more all the time!

—Todd Spencer

 

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