Each year our juice suppliers release the "Best of the Best" from this year's harvest in a selection of Limited Edition Wines.
These are fantastic to have on hand as an alternative to your every-day wine - perfect to open on a special occasion,
give as a gift or even just celebrate the weekend with something different!

There are commercial equivalents listed with each of these wines, so you are able to buy one and see what it is like before committing to a whole batch.
Each wine is pre-ordered in the Fall, then is ready for bottling in the New Year, once the grapes/juice is harvested and shipped to us from around the world.

More information (including release dates and prices), as well as order forms, can be found in-store or downloaded from the link below:

MORE INFORMATION AND ORDER FORM

This year the offering from Winexpert will feature two whites, one dry and the other with a hint of sweetness, as well as 3 reds ranging from smooth and easy drinking to big, bold and heavy - something for everyone!

 

Fumé Blanc – Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
(Sauvignon Blanc)
January  –  White  –  $200
Sweetness: Dry  -  Body: Medium  –  Oak: Light  –  Alcohol: 13%
Commercial Equivalent: Robert Mondavi - Fumé Blanc 2016 - $23.99

Made with lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this mouth-filling wine delivers a rush of ripe tropical fruit on the palate, with complex layers of gooseberry and melon, bright acidity and hints of grassy mineral notes expertly harmonized with a gentle creamy vanilla oak. Pair with goat cheese, seafood platters and chicken or pasta dishes with creamy sauce and spring vegetables. 

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Recipe Card PDF

Recipe Video: Orzo with Peas and Goat Cheese

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Black Cab – Lodi, California
(Cabernet Sauvignon | Gamay Noir)
January  –  Red  –  $210
Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Medium  –  Oak: Medium  –  Alcohol: 12.5%
Commercial Equivalent:  Rigamarole - Red 2016 - $13.99

Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red loaded with black fruits, cherry, black pepper and hints of earth. This balanced blend marries the best of both varietals into an energetic medium-bodied beauty. Ripe and round with vibrant acidity and silky-smooth tannins, expect pronounced cherry and juicy red berry flavours rounded out with notes of cassis, spice, subtle earthy undertones and soft vanilla. Pair with grilled red meats, pizza, black peppercorn tuna, black bean stews or roasted pepper dishes.

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Recipe Card PDF

Recipe Video: Golden Couscous Stuffed Peppers

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Corazón – Curicó Valley, Chile
(Carménère | Cabernet Franc | Syrah | Pais)
February  –  Red  –  $210
Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Medium  –  Oak: Medium-Full   –  Alcohol: 13%
Commercial Equivalent: Concha y Toro - Casillero del Diablo - $17.99

This wine is a charismatic blend of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pais. Carménère, the signature Chilean grape, delivers jammy raspberry and herbal spice. Cab Franc brings bold cherry, juicy berry and acidity, while Syrah lends intense black fruit flavours and tannin. Pais, widely planted in Chile for centuries but little-known elsewhere, rounds out the blend with rustic red fruit and crisp acidity. This juicy blend is full of expressive black and red berries, surrounded by cherry and tart plum notes in harmony with underlying oak, bright acidity and smooth polished tannins. Pair with rosemary lamb chops, beef skewers, Portobello mushroom burgers and aged cheddar.

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Recipe Card PDF

Recipe Video: Smokey Beef Koftas

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Symphony – Sierra Foothills, California
(Gewürztraminer)
March  –  White  –  $200
Sweetness: Off-Dry  -  Body: Light-Medium  –  Oak: None   -  Alcohol: 12%
Commercial Equivalent: Ironstone Vineyards - Obsession Symphony - $16.99

Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit flavours, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this off-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit flavours. Crisp and bright with expressive fruit and subtle sweetness, this wine really sings when chilled. A beauty to sip on its own, or a perfect companion to spicy Asian dishes, zesty barbecue or baked ham.

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Recipe Card PDF

Recipe Video: Mango Curry Chicken Thighs

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Barbaresco (with grape skins) – Piedmont, Italy
(Barbaresco)
April  –  Red  –  $220
Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Full  –  Oak: Medium-Heavy  -  Alcohol: 14%
Commercial Equivalent: Fontanafredda - Barolo 2013 - $36.99

Widely regarded as one of Italy’s top wines, the Barbaresco style is undeniably delicious. Made with Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most respected and most loved red wine grape, this wine exudes intense aromas of juicy cherry combined with toasty oak and spice. The sumptuous palate seduces with cherry and ripe red berries, licorice, baking spice, leather and earthy notes. It boasts balance and structure with firm velvety tannins, a full body and a beautiful long-lasting finish. Pair with grilled or braised meat, mushroom risotto, Ragu Bolognese and mature cheeses.

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Recipe Card PDF

Recipe Video: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Download PDF with more information HERE

 

 

This year from Vineco the Passport Series will feature 4 amazing wines from North America and across Europe!

 

Merlot Cabernet Franc – Paso, Robles, California
December – Red – $210
Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Medium - Oak: Light-Medium  -  Alcohol: 13.5%
Commercial Equivalent:  Red Rooster - Cabernet Merlot 2016 - $18.99

This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers a balanced soft rustic profile. Merlot stands as the fruit-forward backbone of the wine, while the aromatic Cabernet Franc rounds out the blend with soft spices and herbal notes. On the nose and palate, this wine offers plum, red and black berries and dark cherry fruit notes, with underlying woody smoke, herbal spice and soft tannins.

Download PDF with more information HERE

 

West Coast White – California | Oregon | Washington
January  –  White  –  $200
Sweetness: Off-Dry  –  Body: Medium  -  Oak: None - Alcohol: 12%
Commercial Equivalent: Concha y Toro Frontera Specialties - Pinot Grigio - $9.99

The perfect trio of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris, create this off-dry, medium bodied white wine. Fresh aromas of orchard fruit and delicate honey rise from the glass, while the palate sings with lively pineapple, lemon and stone fruit flavours combined with hints of apple, pear and honey. The zesty acidity in this wine balances the slight sweetness. 

Download PDF with more information HERE

 

Malbec Garnacha Syrah – Mendoza, Argentina | Valencia, Spain
February  -  Red  -  $210

Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Full  -  Oak: Medium-Full - Alcohol: 13%
Commercial Equivalent:  Trivento Amado Sur - Malbec Bonarda Syrah - $17.49

A marriage of Argentina and Spain brings you a  full-bodied wine rich in aromas of dark berries with nuances of licorice and chocolate. Balanced and  full with soft tannins, a palate of ripe black and blue  berries are complemented with spice of black and white pepper, creating a finish that is long and pleasing.

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Super Tuscan (with Grape Skins) – Tuscany, Italy
March  -  Red  -  $220
Sweetness: Dry  –  Body: Full  -  Oak: Heavy - Alcohol: 14%
Commercial Equivalent: Monte Antico - Toscana - $16.99

Super Tuscan, a term made popular in the 1980’s, is used to describe wines made in Chianti that did not follow the strict DOCG rules using varietals non-indigenous to the region. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied Super Tuscan exhibits aromatic notes of oak, vanilla, leather and spice while the palate punches with bold black cherry and raspberry flavours. Firm but not aggressive tannins and a long lingering finish makes this wine a true show stopper. 

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