California Connoisseur

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.

  • Aging Period - 5 weeks
  • Yield: 30 Bottles
  • $142.29
  • full collection
  • Red Wines
  • White Wines
  • Red Wines
  • Sweetness
  • Oak
  • Body
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : 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.

  • Bergamais
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : 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

  • California Red
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Malbec
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : 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.

  • Nebbiolo
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : 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 Noir
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Merlot
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : Medium

The popular Merlot grape produces an exceptional soft, low tannin wine. A smooth wine, rich in flavours of blackberry and black currant. Includes premium oak.

  • Shiraz
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Medium

Our own unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A well balanced, fruit forward wine with flavours of red berries, black fruit and a touch of spice. This wine has firm tannins and will match well with braised lamb and prime rib with portobello mushrooms.

  • Sangiovese
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Valpolicella Style
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Medium

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

  • Vieux Château du Roi
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Medium

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

  • White Wines
  • Sweetness
  • Oak
  • Body
  • Chardonnay Semillon
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : Medium

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

  • California White
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • French Colombard
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Medium

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

  • Chamblaise
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Gewürztraminer
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Johanisberg Riesling
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : 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
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

A popular German-style wine featuring the Johannisberg Riesling grape. Light and fruity with a delicate bouquet. Includes elderflowers.

  • Pinot Chardonnay
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : Medium

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

  • Pinot Blanc
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Pinot Grigio
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : 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.

  • Riesling
  • S : Dry
  • O : Unoaked
  • B : Light

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • S : Dry
  • O : Yes
  • B : Medium

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

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