General Kit Information

Labels:  Included Completed:  6 Weeks Volume:  Red 18L Kit / White 16L Kit

Our most distinctive and unique creations have been selected to carry the Showcase Collection banner.

Many of our wine kits stand apart from our other offerings and have been deemed worthy of Showcase designation. Their distinction may come from breakthrough technology, such as our crushed grape packs, unique regional wines or any wine which we believe reflects a new level of excellence or discovery for the wine hobbyist. The level of excellence may require extra processing steps and, while designed to be bottle-ready in as little as 6 weeks, may require lengthier cellaring time to show at their peak.

 

 

Amarone Style

Alcohol:  14% Oak:  Yes Body:  Full

The wine is full-bodied, deep garnet colour 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.

 

Barbera Italy

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

Barbera has been the most popular grape in the Piedmont region in Northwest Italy for centuries. Deep ruby, medium-bodied, and fruity in its youth, it ages to impressive depth and elegance. The oak and tannins have a soft and well-rounded impression that lifts the fruit to a most attractive level.

 

Cabernet Merlot Walla Walla Washington

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

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 flavours 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.

 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley California

Sweetness:  Dry Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Full

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.

 

Cabernet Shiraz Yakima Valley Washington

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

A rush of blackberry, plum, cherry and candied orange fragrances followed by flavours of currant, fig, cedar and spice intertwined with a beautiful balance of toasted oaks. Rich, elegant finish.

 

Carménère Chile

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

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.

 

Château du Pays

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

Rich flavours of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and plum combine with notes of pepper and chocolate. The finish shows a subtle herbaceous note and a suggestion of cedar and violets.

 

Malbec Argentina

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

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.

 

Merlot Yakima Valley Washington

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

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.

 

Mystic

Sweetness:  Off Dry Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Medium Body:  Full

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.

 

Rosso Fortissimo

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Full

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.

 

Shiraz Australia

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Full

The wine shows a deep, crimson colour 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.

 

Shiraz South Africa

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Full

This wine shows heightened layers of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, and plum, followed by notes of cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. It subtly shows the trademark black pepper note common to all Syrah and Shiraz. Oak contributes vanilla and toast while harmonizing the many flavours within the wine. A subtle hint of mineral remains in the background then accompanies the fruit through the long finish. Will pair wonderfully with all of your best red meat meals. Sure to impress your guests.

 

Zinfandel Lodi California

Alcohol:  13.5% Oak:  Yes Body:  Med-Full

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.