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The following wines are exclusive, limited release selections, usually available by pre-order only. Be sure to order yours!

 

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PASSPORT SERIES™ 2019

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Labels: Included Completed: 8 Weeks Volume: 18L

This is your ticket to a new world of wine. Tour different terroir, explore the exotic, and uncover the unique.

Every year Passport SeriesTM takes us to new countries – from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories of excellence – it is an adventure through some of the most prominent and well respected wine growing regions around the world.

From classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limited release wine series celebrates the unique, thrives on exploration, and insists on excellence. Available for just a short time and by reservation only, the exclusive Passport SeriesTM takes you on a new, exhilarating journey every year, making this collection a highly sought-after one of a kind wine experience.

Every year an adventure; every bottle an expedition. This is the road less traveled. Where will your Passport take you?

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Merlot Cabernet Franc – California – Release Date December 2018
Sweetness Dry Oak Yes Body Medium Alcohol 13.5%

THE WINE: This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers a balanced soft rustic profile. Merlot stands as the fruitforward 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.

THE REGION: Known for its Bordeaux style wines, Paso Robles dedicates over half their vines to Bordeaux varieties including Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Spanning over 614,000 acres it is California’s largest AVA. Paso Robles is unique as it holds three key factors to ripening grapes with refreshing acidity; diverse soil found in varying elevations, hot days and cooler nights, and varying rainfall levels combine to create the perfect environment for brilliantly defined wines.

THE FOOD: The tannins in this blend open it up to a variety of food pairings. Enjoy with lightly herbed pork loin roast with fresh sage, thyme and rosemary or try a mushroom risotto, rosemary lamb or a variety of meat casseroles and pies.

passport2019_west-coast-white-70x150West Coast White – California/ Washington/ Oregon – Release Date January 2019
Sweetness Off dry Oak No Body Medium Alcohol 12%

THE WINE:
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 perfectly.

THE REGION:
Just east of San Francisco Bay rests Lodi California. Basking in a Mediterranean climate, Chardonnay grapes grow plump during the warm days and cool nights, maintaining refreshing acidity. Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Willamette Valley are protected from over-ripening by the cool nights while the valley offers mild, warm and sunny days for the grapes. The most northern of the three, Yakima Valley in Washington, is home to the oldest agricultural region in the state. Here, Riesling, one of the state’s most widely planted varieties, benefits from limited rainfall in the growing season creating crisp, fruit forward wines.

THE FOOD:
Pair this blend with lighter meats and fresh vegetables, perhaps linguini and grilled vegetables with shrimp in a light cream sauce. Sushi and lightly spiced Asian dishes and cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, and Gruyère complement this wine beautifully.

passport2019_malbec-garnacha-syrah-70x150Malbec Garnacha Syrah – Argentina / Spain – Release Date February 2019
Sweetness Dry Oak Yes Body Full Alcohol 13%

THE WINE:
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.

THE REGION:
Mendoza, Argentina and Valencia, Spain share similar growing conditions; hot dry summer days that create the perfect environment for full ripening with cooler nights to provide a much needed break from the daytime heat. Both located at higher elevations, Mendoza is a high flat dessert like plain (2000-3600 ft.), and Valencia is a more mountainous region (400 – 3600 ft.). Both regions rely on man controlled irrigation because of the extreme dry climate and threat of drought. Mendoza utilizes the irrigation channels from the Andes Mountains snowmelt and Valencia’s vines are irrigated through drip irrigation systems.

THE FOOD:
This bold blend deserves a bold food pairing. Try a barbeque burger topped with smoky bacon and blue cheese. Other food ideas include beef empanadas, mushroom and bean stews and beef brisket.

passport2019_super-tuscan-70x150Super Tuscan – Italy – with grape skins – Release Date March 2019
Sweetness Dry Oak Yes Body Full Alcohol 14%

THE WINE:
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.

THE REGION:
Tuscany Italy, where foodies and wine lovers bask in the beauty and bounty of the land. The growing season is by definition Mediterranean. Warm sunny days and cool nights benefit the grapes, contributing to the glowing reputation of Tuscany’s wines. While the land has challenged soil conditions, this benefits the region resulting in lower yields and higher quality wines loved by critics worldwide.

THE FOOD:
Pour this wine alongside signature Tuscan fare. Try a charcuterie board with prosciutto, salami, aged Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino cheeses
with crusty Italian bread, or a traditional pasta dish with rich tomato herbed meat sauce. If looking for vegetarian options, vegetable pasta (mushroom and eggplant) drizzled in olive oil is a surprising match, as the olive oil will cut through the rich tannins and compliment the wine nicely.

Après

Remember to place your order before November 7th!

Raise a glass and say cheers to Après, your after-dinner indulgence or special occasion showstopper. These flavourful and aromatic specialty wines offer uncompromising quality and allow you to enjoy the sweeter side of life. Proudly share your delicious dessert or ice wine style while celebrating with family and friends, or put up your feet at the end of the day and unwind while enjoying a sweet treat.

 

LIMITED RELEASE Chocolate Salted Caramel
Sweetness: Sweet Alcohol: 17% Oak: Medium Body: Full

The velvety decadence of chocolate blends beautifully with rich, salted caramel.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED RELEASE Toasted Marshmallow
Sweetness: Sweet Alcohol: 17% Oak: Med-Heavy Body: Full

Rich and smoky toasted marshmallow with smooth vanilla and decadent caramelized notes.