Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release Wines

Our Wine Cellar Limited Release kits are always a huge success, and we’re sure that this year’s wines will be no different!  This year we are excited to bring you a Syrah-Grenache from France, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and a Tempranillo from Spain.

The deadline for the first release – the French Syrah-Grenache – is less than a week away! If you are interested in ordering a kit, please call or visit us as soon as possible.  We will be placing our order on December 9th.

Wine Cellar 2011 - Syrah-GrenacheThe first release is our French Syrah-Grenache.  This wine is a blend of two varietals – the Syrah (also known as Shiraz) provides plenty of blackberry, clove, licorice, violets and black pepper notes, along with good structure and tannin, while the Grenache provides fruit flavours suggesting strawberry, raspberry and cherry, while assisting in softening the powerful Syrah backbone. This full-bodied wine can be consumed young but will show its best between 6 and 24 months of age.  It is a great pair to any meet dish, and will hold its own alongside stronger dishes.  Serve it with beef stews; Shepherd’s pie; beef stroganoff; pot roast; prime rib; grilled steaks; 2 year old Cheddar; lamb chops; roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic; meaty lasagna; and rich bean based dishes.  If you can, this would be a GREAT wine to make and age for the holidays next year.

The pre-order deadline for the Syrah-Grenache is Dec. 9th, 2010.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of January, 2011.

Wine Cellar 2011 - Sauvignon BlancThe second kit released will be the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  It features a fresh clean aroma of grapefruit, gooseberry, grass and fresh herbs. This refreshing, light to medium-bodied wine has exhilarating flavours of citrus, white currant, honeydew melon and herbaceous notes. Serve while young and fresh. A fabulous sipping wine for everyday enjoyment.  Enjoy with oysters; steamed mussels;lemon herbed chicken; asparagus salads; basil pesto on bow tie pasta;goat cheese and spinach frittata; white fish with fresh dill; summer salads; goat cheese with fresh baguette; halibut with a corn, cucumber and tomato salsa; and lightly seasoned vegetarian stir-fries.

The pre-order deadline for the Sauvignon Blanc is Jan. 13th, 2011.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of February, 2011

Wine Cellar 2011 - Tempranillo…and last but certainly not least, we have our Spanish Tempranillo.  This dark, thick-skinned grape produces deep coloured, medium to full-bodied red wines with good structure and moderate acidity. The bouquet and flavours are reminiscent of cherry, plum, strawberry, spice, tobacco and earth. This wine can be consumed young but will show its best between 6 and 24 months of age.  Like the Syrah-Grenache, it will stand up alongside stronger meat dishes, and would be delicious served with grilled red meats; herbed lamb chops; lamb casserole; eggplant moussaka; braised beef short-ribs; meat pies; meatloaf; steak  and kidney pie; rabbit stew; and bean stews.

The pre-order deadline for the Tempranillo is Feb. 10th, 2011.
Kits should be available in-store by the second week of March, 2011

As with all of our Limited Releases, these are available only in limited quantities, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

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