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California Wines Specialty Release

Though undeniably New World, California’s wine making history dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted grape vines to accompany their religious outpost throughout The Golden State. Today California is at the fore-front of winemaking innovation. Whether contemporary turns on classic singular varietals or combining different grapes together to create inspired blends, the vineyards of California can always be relied upon to be at the cutting edge of modern winemaking.

 

This release features wines from Californian stalwarts such as Robert Mondavi, Ravenswood and E & J Gallo as well as up-and-comers like the Michael David Winery, Smoking Loon, Hope Family Wines and Silvia Cellars. Fans of alternative country music will look forward to the first appearance of Grammy-winner Zac Brown’s Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon at the NSLC.

 

These wines will be a select stores for a limited time only!

Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon

Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon

Zac Brown turns his Grammy Award winning talents to winemaking with this full-bodied Cabernet packed with rich aromas of black cherry, cola and mocha and mouth-filling flavors of ripe blackberry, black currant and chocolate covered cherry. Smooth and balanced, an elegant finesse defines the long and lingering finish.

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fumé Blanc

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fumé Blanc

Vibrant lemon verbena, lime blossom, wet stone and fennel flavors glide across the palate in a rich wave that finishes with a bright, refreshing lift with a long finish.

Hope Family Wines Candor Merlot Lot 3

Hope Family Wines Candor Merlot Lot 3

A rich, full-bodied wine with fine-grain tannins. Cherry, blackberry and plum-like flavours integrate nicely with cedar and vanilla accents from oak-aging. Along with excellent structure, it showcases a silky, long finish.

Smoking Loon Red Loonatic Blend

Smoking Loon Red Loonatic Blend

Offering abundant aromas of black cherry, violets and  blueberry; this red blend's varietals merge together to yield decadently well-balanced and medium-bodied flavours of cherry jam, dark caramel sauce and milk chocolate.

Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend

Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend

A unique blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Barbera with dark, rich, full-flavours of blackberry, black cherry, and baking spices rolling into a delicious, smooth, satisfying finish.

Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon

Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex Cabernet with aromas of cherry, toasted French vanilla bean and hints of juniper berry. On the palate; oak and meaty fruit flavours of dark ripe plums and mission figs intermingle with refined tannins and subtle spice.

Delicato Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay

Delicato Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay

Medium-bodied with a creamy mid-palate, this delightful wine offers rich flavours of peach and coconut, with hints of lemon and toasty vanilla spice and flowing aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and melon.

J Vineyards Pinot Gris

J Vineyards Pinot Gris

A rich, fruit forward wine with ripe flavours of zesty orange, tangerine and Asian pear. The palate is complex with notes of honeydew, jasmine and a sliver of minerality.

MacMurray Ranch Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir

MacMurray Ranch Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir

A smooth, sophisticated Pinot with delicate aromas and flavours of cherry, raspberry and pomegranate, accented by hints of vanilla and toast and a silky mouthfeel.

Silvia Cellars Three Barrel Blend

Silvia Cellars Three Barrel Blend

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Syrah with a thick aroma of blueberry and red currants, followed by a rich mouthfeel bursting with well-balanced fruit that finishes long and well-structured.