Cellar Craft Wines

Cellar Craft Wines 2020

Cellar Craft Wine Legend

Oak

0 – Unoaked
1 – American Toasted
2 – American Untoasted
3 – French
4 – Hungarian Shavings
5 – Hungarian Oak Cubes
6 – Acacia Wood Cubes
7 – Hungarian medium toasted shavings
8 – Hungarian natural oak shavings

Body

1 – Light
2 – Light/Medium
3 – Medium
4 – Full
5 – Very Full

Sweetness

0 – Dry
1 – Off Dry (230mL flavour reserve)
2 – Sweet (470mL flavour reserve)
6 – Very Sweet (2.0L flavour reserve)
10 – Dessert Wine

8 -10 Week, 18L Wine Kit

Red Wine

CellarCraft uses over 12 pounds of virgin, varietal grapes to produce “Crushed Grape Packs” for true, on-the-skins fermentation in its Showcase reds.  All of the natural skins and solids from variety-specific grapes are captured for extra extraction of aromatics, flavor, tannin, color and body during the fermentation stage.  The finished wine shows character never before possible from a kit. Truly a quality breakthrough! Available in 14 varieties.  Each kit is in the 18L format.

2 | 5 | 0

Amarone Style

The wine is full-bodied, deep garnet color and richly dry. Notes of plum, sour cherry, raspberry and vanilla gradually marry with anise, bitter chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather and fig tones that develop with age. Long, lingering finish.

5 & 7 | 4 | 0

Carménère Chile

Oak produces soft tannins, subtle toast, and vanilla, providing a terrific backdrop to the aromas and flavours of blackberry, black cherry, tropical fruit, and spice from the grapes. Notes of coffee, mocha, and tobacco can be expected along with a mineral tang that forms as part of the lengthy finish. The wine is medium to full-bodied with bright ruby colour.

0 | 3 | 0

Mystic, California

A captivating blend that reveals intense fruity aromas on opening. This full bodied red offers rich flavours of black cherry, mocha, spice and vanilla, and closes with a velvety, smooth finish.

2 & 3 | 5 | 0

Rosso Fortissimo

A big, full-bodied wine with solid structure and bold fruit notes. Complex cassis, plum and cherry notes balance the bold tannins. Oak contributes toasty vanilla and greater depth in this intense wine.

4 & 5 | 5 | 0

Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Valley California

Dark and rich, with soft, plush tannins and layers of bright berry fruit and spice. Deep blackberry character with raspberry, cherry, cassis, and vanilla. Subtle  traces of savoury spice.

4 & 5 | 4 | 0

Malbec Argentina

The definitive star of Argentina. Our Malbec is distinguished by its dark, dense structure, full, rounded mouth-feel, prominent, lush flavours of ripe cherry, black currant and black berry, subtle notes of clove, vanilla and caramel with background suggestions of earthiness. The bright, vibrant edge is beautifully counter-balanced by oak.

3 & 5 | 5 | 0

Shiraz Australia

The wine shows a deep, crimson color with purple undertones. The up-front aromatics reflect the typical dark fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, complimented by restrained black pepper which should become more pronounced with age. In the background are subtle layers of toast and vanilla from the oak. The aromas continue to the palate creating a soft, rounded expression of the fruits, spice, and oak. Tannins are in gentle harmony with the overall impression and create a well defined, yet delicate frame for the wine. This Shiraz should be a very good match for a wide range of foods – steak, braised lamb shanks, pizza, chili con carne, pasta with tomato-based sauces.

3 & 5 | 4 | 0

Cabernet Merlot
Walla Walla Washington

The Walla Walla appellation is very special. Its outstanding reds were what first put Washington on the world wine map. Our offering is the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet and Merlot but typifies the unique Walla Walla profile of intense fruit and spice flavors and aromatics. Notes of currant, cherry and plum are backed by hints of black pepper, anise and coffee. Oaking nicely mellows the tannins and adds a suggestion of toastiness.

2 | 3-4 | 0

Merlot
Yakima Valley Washington

Bold, yet elegant. This Yakima Valley Merlot is big and full with up-front waves of raspberry, blackberry and plum. Subtle notes of cedar and mocha follow the fruit. Dark, rich and intense.

1 & 2 | 4-5 | 0

Zinfandel Lodi California

It starts with an up-front core of blackberry and dark cherry aromas, followed by suggestions of blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and dried plum. Undertones are of chocolate, almond and exotic spice. Ends with an unmistakable black pepper sensation.

White Wine

Exceptional grapes are used for our Showcase Collection.  Most are harvested from specific blocks of named vineyards. All are given exceptional care during processing to ensure that all of the desirable character is retained and that no undesirable qualities are introduced.  Care starts in the vineyards where we stipulate that yields must be controlled to less than 3 tons per acre. Intensity of flavors is preserved.  The grapes are crushed and pressed in small batches using gentle bladder presses. No bitterness is introduced through overly aggressive juice extraction.  The juices are settled only by gravity. No fining agents, filters or centrifuges are used. This leaves all of the desirable solids in the juices so that they can impart their flavors and esters into the wine during fermentation.  The juices typically go from the vine to our freezers, at -18 degrees, in less than 24 hours.

6 | 4 | 0

Chardonnay
Lodi California

Green apple, citrus, and tropical fruit aromas, lead into light citrus and peach flavors, with soft vanilla oak, and a creamy finish.

0 | 4 | 2

Gewürztraminer Riesling
Yakima Valley Washington

Peach and melon undertones from Riesling marry beautifully with the spice, mango, grapefruit and lychee notes from Gewürztraminer. Incredibly elegant with a hint of sweetness. Enjoy young and fresh or cellar for a more harmonious profile. Extremely food friendly. Enjoy young and not over-chilled.

0 | 4 | 0

Pinot Gris Yakima Valley Washington

Displays aromatic notes of green apple and lemon against a floral and honeyed background. Rich mouth-feel with tangy fruit acid balancing the hint of sweetness. Floral and mineral notes persist in the lingering finish. The wine’s full character and charm become most apparent after several months of bottle aging. A good choice for foods rich in butter and oil, garlic and lively spices. Consider for shrimp, crab and fish dishes, rich pastas, cannelloni with ricotta, chicken and most Chinese and Thai dishes. Serve lightly chilled.

0 | 5 | 1

Viognier Yakima Valley Washington

An amazing, full-bodied, aromatic wine with a creamy mouth-feel. Unbelievable aromas and flavors of apricot, mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine, orange blossom and spiced pear absolutely dazzle the senses. Full, off-dry, lingering finish. Pair it with spicy Asian foods and discover magic! Drink young and not over-chilled.

Specialty Wines

For something special after a great meal, or simply as a luxurious indulgence, try one of our delectable specialty wines. Our specialty wine kits contain 12 liters of full strength must and produce 12 liters of finished wine in 6 weeks. You add no water!

6 | 4 | 10

Black Currant Dessert Wine

Classic Ruby Port infused with flavorful black currant. Intense, rich and savory! Enjoy after 2 or 3 weeks aging.

0 | 4-5 | 10

Riesling Ice Wine Style

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

0 | 4 | 10

Cabernet Franc Icewine Style

A wonderful taste sensation! Sweet strawberries on the nose and packed full of jammy red fruit on the palate. Offers a rich, lingering finish.

0 | 4-5 | 10

Dessert Wine

This wine is made from a blend of several grape varieties. Intense fruit character and depth of flavor at bottling.

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