Great New Stuff @ Grape Expectations!
South African Pinotage
A grape native to South Africa, Pinolage is a cross between Pinor Noir and Cinsault. Enhanced with Pinotage GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins, this Pinotage has lots of dark fruit and serious tannins with subtle dark chocolate and spice undertones.
California White Zinfandel:
This light, semi-dry refreshing rose version screams summer with its aromas and flavours of fresh strawberry, wild berry and white currant. Enjoy while young and fresh with tapas, spicy shrimp skewers, antipasto, Greek Salads or homemade pizzas.
The hot South African sunshine consistently allows this classic grape variety to reach complete ripeness on the vines. Expect plenty of black currant and black pepper aromas and flavours with a touch of black licorice and mint. Enjoy with medium-rare red meats, braised meats and winter stews.
South African Cabernet Sauvignon
6 week wine kit
The hot South African sunshine consistently allows this classic grape variety to reach complete ripeness on the vines. Expect plenty of black currant and black pepper aromas and flavours with a touch of black licorice and mint. Enjoy with medium rare red meats, braised meats and winter stews.
4 week wine kit
A full-bodied blended red wine exhibiting rich black currant fruit flavours from Cabernet Sauvignon, and blue plum and spice notes from Shiraz. The soft delicate tannins and rich fruit forward styling suggests meat pies, grilled steaks with barbecue sauce, marinated lamb chops or barbecued back ribs as the perfect accompaniment.
The intense fruit flavors of Malbec and the refreshing notes of blackberry dance on the palate. This slightly bold fruity wine will harmonize with the spicy flavors of beef empanadas and spicy meat pies. ( Sweetness code 5 )
On MARCH 2nd, the MONKEY releases
3 NEW STYLES with ATTITUDE!!!
CHEEKY MONKEY has returned from another whirlwind adventure with 3 new exciting styles of wine:
Italian Vahl-poe-lee-CHELL-ah ( Valpolicella)
This wine will have you singing 'Amore' everytime you try it! Blessed with the great color and taste that only a true Italian Valpolicella has, this wonderful red will have you going APE! Aromas and flavors of plum and cherry make up this soft and smooth tasting wine from beginning to end.
California REECE-ling ( Riesling )
Dude, this wine is narley!!! If there is a wine that surfer's would like then this is it. The warm California sun and cool ocean breezes bring out the best in Riesling. Not to mention that it is great to enjoy on the beach with seafood! This off-dry Riesling is a light straw color with aromas of citrus and floral on the nose. On the palate you will enjoy flavors of crisp citrus fruit, honey and apricots.
California ZIN-fan-dell Sure-AZ ( Zinfandel-Shiraz )
Yee Haw for this great western wine! This popular California blend of Zinfandel and Shiraz is quite CHEEKY because it captures the western winemaking spirit of being big, bold and beautiful. Zinfandel's fruity red characteristicsof raspberry jam, cranberry, black cherry and licorice blend well with the black currant, blackberry and pepper notes found in Shiraz.
An outstanding MALBEC from CHILE
Featuring Malbec Winery Series Grape Skins, the newest addition to the Cellar Classic Winery Series family!
This superb Malbec is the crown jewel of this popular winemaking country known for its consistently good grapes due to its favorable climate. Chile's vineyards are bordered to the East by the Andes Mountains and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. The long hours of uninterrupted sunshine during the day and cool air coming off the mountains at night coupled with relatively low rainfall create a location that grows grapes high in acidity and intense concentrated flavors.
Rich and luxurious this opaque, garnet colored wine has a brilliant bouquet of dark fruits with subtle hints of oak, vanilla and spices. The palate has strong plum and berry flavors balanced by moderate tannins provided by the Malbec Winery Grape Skins and medium toast American oak chips. This wine is full-bodied and dry with mouth filling flavors and a lovely long finish.
Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0
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