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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” the father of medicine, Hippocrates tells us. There’s no better way to fortify the health than investing in the love of cooking and sharing a meal. The beautiful knife block will serve as a constant call to culinary adventure while this award winning Tasting Set from Canard Vineyard is an elixir full of the good life.
Practical art for the kitchen counter.
This award winning block is more than a knife set, it is a set of precision tools for the culinary artist. Hand-crafted hardwood provides an apt setting for the elite kitchen knives described by Bon Appetit as “the perfect balance of power and grace.” The set includes the Superbread, Teton Edge Santoku, Chopper, Petty Knife, Mini Chopper, Paring and Mini Paring knives.
G-Fusion Knives: America’s Best
Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. The G-Fusion line features the highest performing knife steel on the market-- S35VN “Powder Metal” steel. This high carbon, alloyed steel has it all: elite sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance and sharpenability. G-Fusion knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.
G-Fusion handles are made with G10: an aerospace-grade, fiberglass epoxy composite material that is virtually bomb-proof. New West developed unique G10 color pallets to enhance the beauty of the tool and inspire kitchen creativity.
New West knife blocks are a custom, juried-art show award-winning design, receiving "Best of Show" at the prestigious Indian Wells Arts Show. Made from sustainable, plantation-grown, tropical hardwoods, each is handcrafted in Costa Rica on lands reclaimed from slash and burn cattle ranching. Replanted with over 70 species of tropical hardwoods these plantations help protect the existing primary rainforest and have the highest levels of sustainability certification.
Multi-Hued Cocobolo, the "King" of tropical hardwoods, renowned for its beauty and durability. The striking multihued appearance comes from combining light colored sapwood with the darker heartwood.
"King of Kings" - pure King Cocobolo heartwood hand selected for the highest figure and beauty. Cocobolo's durability combined with its unique beauty make it the perfect material to boldly display a set of gorgeous knives in the sometimes harsh elements of a working kitchen.
For centuries, Teak has been coveted as an ideal wood for ship building, its natural oils make it one of the most weather resistant woods available. This durability combined with its unique beauty make it the perfect material to boldly display a set of gorgeous knives in the sometimes harsh elements of a working kitchen.
Monkey Pod, a favorite for making fine furniture and musical instruments. Naturally resistant to moisture, the wood has a deep and contrasting grain pattern which takes on an attractive finish.
Mango Wood has quickly become a favorite alternative for fine furniture and instrument makers. Staining and sanding amplify the myriad colors and diverse grain structure of the wood.
Named for its characteristic stipes, Tigerwood has long been favored for adding exotic allure to architechtural projects and cabinetry. It has excellent stiffness, fine grain structure, and durability. This, combined with its high contrast wood grain makes for long-lasting beauty in the kitchen.
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Knives included in this set, top to bottom:
New West KnifeWorks Exclusive: Canard Cabernet Tasting Set
2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 94 Pts Robert Parker
From the small block of Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, which year after year consistently produces some of finest fruit on the vineyard, Canard creates a special limited release reserve Cabernet Sauvignon to highlight the winemaker’s artistry. Fermented in open top French oak barrel and then aged in the same barrels for two years, this wine highlights what can be achieved when man and Mother Nature work together in harmony. Learn More.
2016 Throwback 92 Pts Antonio Galloni
This blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc is a “Throwback” to Napa Valley in the 1970’s, when wines were more influenced from the Left Bank in Bordeaux. It’s the perfect balance of French winemaking technique and spectacular Calistoga fruit. This massive wine has great body and structure yet fine integrated tannins with notes of Christmas spice, red current, black cheery and cedar. Cellar for 20 years plus. Learn more.
2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 91 Pts Robert Parker
Canard Vineyard meticulous farming practices include deficit irrigation (dry farming) to create intensely concentrated fruit with more complexity, richness and character. Very few vineyards still use these traditional methods today due to the low yield, but it takes great sacrifice to make great wine. We think you will agree the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is worth the effort. Ranked in the top 1% of all wines in the world by Vivino. Learn More.
Important shipping notes:
All wines are shipped directly from Canard Vineyard via a distinct FedEx tracking number sent when orders are fulfilled.