Bodega Wines

Cellar Craft Sterling – Red Wine

Amarone Style Global Cuvée

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Uses an Italian Valpolicella blend made with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. Fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin crushed grape pack made from equal portions of California Cabernet and Barbera grapes and sun-dried red wine grapes. A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. When young, concentrated flavours of black cherry and figs compete with un-mellowed oak, firm tannins, and an alcohol level above 14%. Six months in the bottle will bring harmony to the flavours and softer tannins for a rich, well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. Another year or two of aging will create a truly special wine. This wine can be sipped like Port or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta, or blue cheese.

Barbera Global Cuvée

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10.5 litres of must using California and Italian Barbera is fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin California Barbera crushed grape pack to deliver 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. Six months ageing is recommended to refine the balance between fruit, spice, tannins and oak. Will continue to develop for more than a year. 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

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This California Cabernet, fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin crushed California Cabernet Sauvignon grape pack, 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. Six months of ageing should reveal a harmonized wine with somewhat softened tannins, but the wine will improve for a year or two. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.

GSM International Reserve

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We picked a classic mix of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvédre grapes in Gard, France, on the west side of the Rhône river, for the foundation of this example of Southern Rhône-style wine. The French juices were augmented with Syrah concentrate from California to add body and depth of flavour. Fermentation on the French virgin crushed grapes produces a dark, toasty, and racy wine typical of the Rhône. 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. The wine shows best with 6 to 12 months of age. Pairs well with chicken, pork, and roasted vegetable dishes. With age, stands up well to grilled or roasted beef.

Malbec International

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The 12 litre grape skin pack uses Argentinean Malbec juice and is fermented on virgin Argentinean Malbec crushed grapes. The finished wine shows deep, purple- hued colour is medium- bodied with complexity and character that exemplifies Argentina’s signature grape. Plum and raspberry flavours and aroma introduce the wine with chocolate notes. The finish encores the fruit and introduces mineral tones against bright acidity. Age at lease 6 months for mature flavor and balance. In Argentina, this wine is the national favourite for barbeque beef and spicy sauces.

Malbec Shiraz California Reserve

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A take on a wildly popular blend of Malbec and Shiraz first introduced from Argentina that is already the number one brand in Canada, the US, and Australia. 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. The wine shows well after 2 -3 months and will continue to develop for at least 12 months in the bottle. We do, however, expect that most batches will be thoroughly enjoyed within 6 months, and we won’t scold you if you follow that pattern. 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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California Merlot with a 1.5 litre virgin crushed California Merlot grape pack. 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. Should show its true character in about 6 months, but will continue to develop for at least a year. This soft red pairs with red meats and will work well with roast chicken.

Pinot Noir California Reserve

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We use 10.5 litres of California Pinot Noir must (and an accent of Pinotage) fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin California Pinot Noir crushed grape pack for this bright and fruity wine. Expect to enjoy lively black cherry and cranberry aromas and flavours against subtle spice and almond in the background. A few months of ageing will subdue the oak and tannins to let the fruit shine and define the medium-length finish. May be cellared for a year or more. 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 (not recommended for your best steaks or rich, braised foods). Pairs well with salmon.

Syrah California Reserve

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California Syrah fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin crushed California Syrah grape pack produces 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. Age at least 6 months to enjoy the integrated flavour. Will continue to develop for at least a year or two and probably longer. A great wine for hearty barbequed meats.

Tempranillo International Reserve

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We harvested Tempranillo grapes in La Mancha, Spain to capture the essence of the region’s most famous red wine style. California Tempranillo concentrate has been added for more varietal flavour and extra body. After fementation on the virgin crushed Spanish Tempranillo grapes, the medium-bodied wine shows lively blackberry and plum flavours with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and tobacco. Picks up spice and herbs on the finish. Age 6 months or more to enjoy the full, balanced complexity. Lively and bright enough for light dishes. Enough tannin and grip for cured, roasted, or grilled meat and fowl courses.