Cellar Craft Sterling

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Cellar CraftTM revolutionized the world of craft wine by introducing grape skins into its reds, making the craft experience – from process to taste – truer to traditional winemaking methods and, most importantly, truer to varietal style.

Experience the radiance of fine wines with Cellar CraftTM Sterling. With a polished combination of grape juice and concentrates, Sterling finds the shine of popular varietals from across the globe, giving you a premium wine in as little as 5 weeks.

Crushed Grape Packs

All Cellar Craft wines contain crushed grape packs. These grape packs contain the skins and seeds of red wine grapes that have been pressed for their juice. The skins and seeds contain tannins, which provide colour, flavour, structure, and that astringent mouth-feel so characteristic of red wines. By fermenting the juice with the crushed grape skins, the wine has prolonged exposure to the skins, allowing for more tannins to be extracted, enhancing the wine’s flavour, aromatics, colour and body, and giving you a richer, fuller red wine.

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Red Wines

Amarone-Style Global Cuvée

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Body: Full     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. Flavours of black cherry, figs, and oak, firm tannins, and well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. This wine can be sipped or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta, or blue cheese.

Barbera Global Cuvée

Body: Medium   Oak: Yes   % Alc./Vol.: 12

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A medium-bodied wine with unique complexity and character. Deep crimson colour. Fruity aromatics dominated by raspberry and blackberry with light spicy notes and a suggestion of vanilla. Well-rounded mouth-feel. Flavours of black fruit and a nice finish. This wine should match well with a wide variety of hearty foods — Italian pasta with tomatoes, eggplant, chicken, or red meats. Anything barbequed.

Cabernet Sauvignon California Reserve

Body: Full     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

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This California Cab delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavour is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.

Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre

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Body: Full   Oak: Yes   % Alc./Vol.: 11.5

Bright fruit and violet aromas define the nose. Blackberry, black cherry, fig, cocoa, and licorice flavours intermingle on the palate. The finish lingers with more fruit, herbs, and a suggestion of spice. Pairs well with chicken, pork, and roasted vegetable dishes. Stands up well to grilled or roasted beef.

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Body: Full   Oak: Yes

Plum and raspberry flavours and aroma introduce the wine with chocolate notes. The finish shows fruit and introduces mineral tones against bright acidity. A favourite for barbeque beef and spicy sauces.

Malbec Shiraz California Reserve

Body: Medium-Full   Oak: Yes   % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

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The finished medium-bodied wine is bright red with purple hues and is inflected with juicy red and black fruit notes, subtle spice (black pepper), and an inviting vanilla accent. The flavours are in fine balance with the natural fruit acids and soft tannins, making a very pleasant and quaffable red. It matches well with a wide variety of foods. Always at home with beef, pork, and chicken from the BBQ, pastas, and pizza.

Merlot California Reserve

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Body: Medium-Full     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.0

The wine releases aromas of raspberry and cherry, and a subtle toasted note followed by flavours of raspberry and strawberry. Gentle tannins and well-integrated oak contribute structure to the fruit-driven profile without being too aggressive. This soft red pairs with red meats and will work well with roast chicken.

Pinot Noir California Reserve

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Body: Medium     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.0

A bright and fruity wine. Expect to enjoy lively black cherry and cranberry aromas and flavours against subtle spice and almond in the background. The soft, light to medium-bodied wine may be lightly chilled and enjoyed as an aperitif, or serve with chicken, pork, or simple beef dishes. Pairs well with salmon.

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Body: Full     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

A complex wine which reveals notes of red currant, black pepper, vanilla, and toast — all wrapped together in a slightly earthy manner. Gentle tannins guide the wine through a nice finish. A great wine for hearty barbequed meats.

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White Wines

Chardonnay California Reserve

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Body: Medium-Full     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

Grapefruit, green apple, and pear aromatics dominate the nose. The medium body is clean and crisp with flavours of green apple and citrus which continue through the wonderful finish. Serve lightly chilled on its own or with seafood, chicken, pork, or vegetable dishes.

Johannisberg Riesling California Reserve

Body: Medium     Oak: None     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

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California Johannisberg Riesling is lighter and less exuberant, but still reflects the bright citrus and ripe fruit character that makes Riesling one of the more versatile white wines. Fruity notes with an off-dry impression. Serve as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to most foods. Works especially well with Asian dishes, fish, pork, and chicken. Serve lightly chilled.

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Body: Medium-Full     Oak: None     Sweetness: 0     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

The nose has a pronounced, refreshing citrus character with a back note of juicy peach. The mouth-feel is crisp with citrus qualities and the overall sensation delightfully lingers through a good finish. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif or with light chicken, fish, or pork dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc Lake County California

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Body: Medium     Oak: Yes     % Alc./Vol.: 12.5

Fresh, crisp, medium-bodied wine with restrained aromas of gooseberry and lime followed by refreshing light flavours of fruit and a bracing core. An excellent wine for social sipping, with appetizers, chicken, and fish. A classic pairing with soft goat cheese.

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