For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series and the lineage is impressive: Bruno, Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Nocturnal, Bravado, and Forza. Just Fine Wine is extremely excited to share what we have in store for you in 2023. Winexpert Private Reserve INFUSION, an ultra-premium red wine blend sourced from class vineyards in Lodi, California, USA.
STEEPED IN WHISKY OAK. INFUSED WITH GREATNESS.
INFUSION combines California’s two favourite red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel, with Syrah, an increasingly popular varietal in the state. Combined, the three make a bold wine with an abundance of rich red and dark berry flavours, and serious tannin. But it’s the story behind the name INFUSION that really makes this wine unique.
In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. This pre-oaking adds roundness to the body, elevates tannin, and infuses the juice with nuanced sweet spice and vanilla character, making this wine a truly “great one”.
WINEXPERT PRIVATE RESERVE INFUSION
COMING THIS JULY
FOR A LIMITED TIME
Ready in only 9 weeks and producing 23L (approximately thirty 750ml bottles) of finished wine, Winexpert Private Reserve INFUSION is priced at $242.75 On-Premise or $188 Kit-Only. Available July 2023, only while quantities last. Contact Just Fine Wine now to reserve yours – you don’t want to miss out on this one.
For an additional fee, oak barrel aging is available for this wine on a first come, first served basis. Space is extremely limited in the oak barrel and a sell out is a certainty.
The Region: Lodi, California, USA. Cab Syrah (Shiraz) blends are common, but the addition of Zinfandel is a golden state creation. These popular varietals thrive in Lodi, which tends to grow softer, more fruit-forward reds. Cab brings its signature black currant flavours, ample acid and tannin. Zinfandel adds jammy berries, with Syrah contributing plum and pepper. Together they make a bold wine with abundant berry flavours and rich tannin, making it an ideal base for something a little extra.
The Wine: Being steeped in whisky oak* is that little extra we just mentioned. In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. During this 6-month steep, the juice absorbs flavours and tannin from the whisky oak, adding roundness to the body, elevating tannin, and infusing it with nuanced sweet spice, brown sugar and vanilla character. These whisky-influenced sweet notes round out a bold wine rich with flavours of blackcurrant, jammy wildberry and plum, underlaid with mocha, spice, and smoky toasted notes.
BODY: FULL OAK:HEAVY SWEETNESS: DRY ALCOHOL: 14%
Food Pairing: Try aged cheeses, chicken mole, or bison burgers topped with roasted red pepper and caramelized onions. A great option for beef brisket, spicy sausage, or black bean chili.
*Whisky oak is not included in this kit. This product is steeped with whisky oak chips prior to being added to the craft winemaking kit, allowing the juice to absorb flavour from the wood over the course of several months, enhancing its profile. Though this product does contain oak chips and cubes, no whisky oak is included with this kit.