It’s that time of year we all look forward to. The announcement of the new Winexpert Limited Edition kits!
This year there are five remarkable wines from five remarkable regions. The Winexpert LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. This vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover. Fruit driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever your preference, these wines will awaken your palate.
The pre-order deadline will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 by 4PM. As always, a $25 deposit is required and can be done in the shop. See below for the varieties, prices and months the Winexpert Kits will be arriving.
Petit Ruby Cabernet (Riverland, Australia) – Available January 2018 : $160.95
A blend of Petit Verdot and Rub Cabernet, the Ruby Cab creates a structured, robust wine with soft tannins while the Petit Verdot brings intriguing flavors of dark berries and vanilla. Elegant fruit flavors of currant, juicy plum and dark berries complemented by notes of spicy ground black pepper with hints of herb and vanilla make this medium-full bodied wine a delight to enjoy with grilled meats.
Sweetness: Dry Body: Med-Full Oak: Med ABV: 13.5%
Chardonnay Chenin Blanc (Rawsonville, South Africa) – Available January 2018 : $155.95
Carrying distinct cultivar characteristics, tropical fruit aromas marry with baked apple citrus zest and juicy peach. On the palate, the buttery complexity of Chardonnay is complemented by Chenin Blanc’s tart acidity to make a beautifully balanced wine. Delicious to sip on its own or to enjoy with food, this is a crowd-pleasing and unique addition to any cellar.
Sweetness: Dry Body: Light-Med Oak: Light-Med ABV: 13%
Merlot (Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand) – Available February 2018 : $160.95
Ripe fruit with spice and soft tannins take precedence in this Merlot. The lingering finish brings dark oaky spice, as well as hints of mocha and licorice. Treat yourself and enjoy with slow-cooked beef and lamb dishes or a gorgeous Ossobuco.
Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium Oak: Med ABV: 13%
Milagro Blanco (La Mancha, Spain) – Available March 2018 : $155.95
Muscat, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc are wonderful on their own but sing when blended together. Muscat is fruity and crisp, Verdejo has mineral and citrus notes, and Sauvignon Blanc is herbaceous with pleasing acidity. When married, their unique elements create an off-dry, soft, refreshing, fruit-forward wine with a bright bouquet and a complex finish. Milagro Blanco carries notes of passion fruit and white flower on the nose, and is supported by juicy melon, peach, fresh lime and grass with a hint of honey on the palate.
Sweetness: Off Dry Body: Medium Oak: None ABV: 13%
Negroamaro with Grape Skins (Apulia, Italy) Available April 2018 : $188.95
This is a richly jewel-hued, full bodied and a classic varietal in Apulia. Mild hints of wood and spice on the nose play with the fruity notes for a complex aroma. On the palate, ripe berry is complemented by ground baking spice and silky tannins with a long finish. What better food pairing than classic Italian?
Sweetness: Dry Body: Full Oak: Med-Heavy ABV: 14.5%