California Connoisseur

General Kit Information

Labels:  Not Included Completed:  4 Weeks Volume:  7.5L / 1.98 US GAL

California Connoisseur™ is a celebration of sunshine. Made from the finest grape concentrates California has to offer, California Connoisseur™ has become synonymous with outstanding wines of distinctive character, worthy of being served to all who appreciate the proud heritage of the vintner’s art. In as little as 28 days you can create wines of impressive bouquet, flavour and structure.

Bergamais Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A refreshing, lighter red wine with full fruit flavours of cherries and berries found in Gamay - the featured grape. Consume young and slightly chilled.

Cabernet Sauvignon Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

Deep ruby colour with a black currant and cedar nose. A full bodied wine having a tannic character when young. Capable of long ageing. Includes premium oak.

California Red

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A special red blend developed by our Winemaster to meet most of your entertaining needs. A light bodied dry wine for easy drinking.

California White

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A special blend developed by our Winemaster to satisfy your everyday white wine needs. A French Colombard style blend that shows rich straw colour and smooth fruit flavour.

Chamblaise Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

Featured grape style is Chardonnay. It produces a fresh, crisp dry wine with hints of apple and pear.

Chardonnay Semillon Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

This unique blend of two sensational white wine grape styles. Straw to pale gold in colour with a smooth and dry lingering finish. Includes premium oak.

French Colombard Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

This crowd pleaser is smooth and soft with a clean, dry flavour. Able to be consumed young.

Gewürztraminer Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

Distinctive white wine with a bold, floral bouquet and spicy citrus fruit flavours.

Johanisberg Riesling Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A light, fresh wine with a flowery bouquet. Medium bodied wine with the fruity flavours of lime, apricot and honey. Includes elderflowers.

Liebfraumilch Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A popular German-style wine. Light and fruity with a delicate bouquet. Includes elderflowers.

Malbec Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

Medium to full body with ripe dark fruit aromas, notes of vanilla and spice and flavours of raspberry and ripe cherry produce a long velvety finish.

Merlot Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

An exceptional soft, low tannin wine. Smooth and rich in flavours of blackberry and black currant. Includes premium oak.

Nebbiolo Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

A rich, full-bodied wine with velvety tannins. Flavours of ripe black fruits and spice fill the mouth. A fabulous companion for hearty beef and vegetarian stews, braised meats and Portobello mushrooms.

Pinot Blanc Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A medium bodied, delicate wine with an elegant soft flavour and velvety fragrance. The white counterpart of the popular Pinot Noir style.

Pinot Chardonnay Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

Clean, crisp and dry. Complex flinty taste is complimented by a delicate floral aroma. Includes premium oak.

Pinot Grigio Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A refreshing, light-bodied white wine with flavours of citrus, green apple and honeydew melon. Enjoy as a sipping wine or serve with lighter meals including open-faced sandwiches, filet of sole, or cheeses such as Brie and Camembert, with water crackers.

Pinot Noir Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

Rich in complexity with a velvety finish full of spices and fruit. Hints of blackberry and strawberry.

Riesling Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

Smooth, full bodied table wine with a soothing citrus bouquet. Snappy acid compliments many spicy foods.

Sangiovese Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

A wine meant for drinking young as well as aged. A lively fresh and fruity wine that is produced from classic red grape styles.

Sauvignon Blanc Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium

A dry, medium bodied delicate wine which is growing in popularity. Smooth and full flavoured with subtle grassy, herbal aromas. Includes toasted oak.

Shiraz Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

A rich, dark red wine that has a strawberry bouquet. Flavours of plum and blackberry with firm tannins.

Valroza™

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

Full, rich fruit flavours are driven from this ruby red Italian styled wine. Dry, light to medium bodied.

Vieux Château du Roi

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

A robust, yet smooth wine with a bouquet of ripe berries and flavours of plum. This wine will age well.

White Zinfandel Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

An extremely popular fruity flavoured, very light rosé style wine. Feature grape style is the California Zinfandel. Serve well chilled.

Zinfandel Blush Style

Alcohol:  11.5% Oak:  None Body:  Light

Flavourful, medium-bodied ros with an attractive fruity bouquet. Refreshing when served chilled.

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