This week's list of new and returning products follows information about this year's Winexpert's Limited Edition releases
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
Each year Winexpert releases five super-premium kits from the world’s great wine regions that are not part of the company’s regular portfolio.
These kits are available only on a pre-order basis. Each kit yields six gallons of wine which translates into thirty 750 ml bottles.
We must receive pre-orders by Thursday, November 11, 2021, either by phone (616-453-9674), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person at Siciliano's.
The following are descriptions of the individual varieties along with the respective pricing and release dates.
PINOT NOIR SHIRAZ
MURRAY DARLING, AUSTRALIA
Well balanced with sour cherry and red fruit flavors, dark plum, blueberry and light spice. Juicy, vibrant, elegant and energetic with bright acidity. Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium Oak: Medium Alcohol: 13.5% #3274 LE21 Pinot Noir Shiraz 14L Wine Kit $164.50
MACABEO SAUVIGNON BLANC MANCHUELA, SPAIN
Complex and fresh with citrus, tropical fruit and white flower aromas. Green apple, grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors with accents of honeysuckle and grass. Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium Oak: None Alcohol: 13.0%
#3275 LE21 Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc 14L Wine Kit $155.50
MARSELAN LANGUEDOC, FRANCE
Flavors of blackberry, plum, black currant spice with well-rounded tannins. Smooth with balanced acidity. Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium-Full Oak: Medium Alcohol: 13.0% #3276 LE21 Marselan 14L Wine Kit $164.50
TREBBIANO RIESLING PUGLIA & VENETO, ITALY
Lively and off-dry with flavors of yellow apple, white peach, melon and citrus. Fresh minerality. Sweetness: Off-Dry Body: Medium Oak: None Alcohol: 12.5% #3277 LE21 Trebbiano Riesling 14L Wine Kit $155.50
GRENACHE CARIGNAN MANCHUELA, SPAIN
Black fruit, cherry, red berry, plum, spice, oak and licorice flavors. Rich velvety tannins with well-integrated oak and a long finish. Sweetness: Dry Body: Full Oak: Heavy Alcohol: 14.0% #3278 LE21 Grenache Carignan 14L Wine Kit with Skins $179.99
Featured Wines of the Week
Perrini, Negroamaro, Italy, $14.79/750ml (organic)-100% Negroamaro. Perrini's Negroamarro comes from estate vines averaging 30-35 years old, with some getting up to 60 years, with full southern exposure on flat and slightly hilly sites. The soils are a mix of sand, limestone and clay, with a rockier nature on the slightly higher-elevation sites. The farming is certified organic. The well-ripened but not overly ripened fruit is harvested by hand into small baskets and whisked to the winery to cool down. The grapes are pressed and the juice fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks with maceration lasting 12-14 days. Color: intense ruby red and brilliants purple reflex Bouquet: red fruits, cherry and spices Palate: intense, fruited and persistent, silky tannin taste. (Source)
Familia Pacheco, 2019, Monastrell, $12.69/750ml (organic)- Very well-coloured and bright. Nose Monastrell brings fruity smooth warm flavours, Syrah aroma and finesse. Palate Characteristic smooth fruit driven wine which is exceptionally easy to drink. (Source)
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Featured Spirit of the Week
Crater Lake, Prohibition Gin, Oregon, $23.09/750ml- A return to tradition, Crater Lake Gin gives a nod to the pre-prohibition roots of American gin. Distilled with pure Cascade Mountain water and infused with wild, handpicked juniper berries for a classic and definable single-botanical flavor. Mixologists love it—but you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy this timeless classic. (Source)
New and Returning Products
Alaskan Midnight Haze, $1.79/12oz-IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Brew Detroit Corkotberfest, $2.49/16oz-Clean. Crisp. Malty. Traditional German Lager that's amber in color, finishes with a low hop profile and plenty of delicious malty flavor. (Source)
Clown Shoes Galactica, $4.29/16oz-Defender of the intergalactic downtrodden, conqueror of bad beers and long-winded evildoers, Galactica soars with ease from one star system to the next. Her dual-hop staff disperses justice, freedom, and intense hop flavor. Dry hopped with Galaxy Hops, this Double IPA balances a hop profile of light bitterness and notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine with a clean malt backbone. Brewed with Galaxy, Citra, El Dorado, and Mandarina Hops. (Source)
Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch, $4.09/16oz-Crunkle Sam, tired of being a mere anomaly as a most refreshing summertime Barleywine, targeted a German beer style and bastardized it. He had us brew a traditional Kolsch, but made us add sweet orange peel and all natural mango flavor. Warning: This beer is NOT Reinheitsgebot! (Source)
Clown Shoes Rainbows, $4.49/16oz-Rainbows Are Real, a vibrant IPA, is hazy and brewed with the terpenes Linalool and Beta-Pinene. The terpenes enhance floral and pine notes and supplement sweet, citrusy hops. The aromatic compounds, derived from natural botanical sources, are used to elevate the beer’s aroma. In this case, their floral and piney flavors supplement the sweet malt backbone and juicy mix of Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic hops. This allows Rainbows are Real to shine in a new way. (Source)
Clown Shoes Space Cake, $4.29/16oz-Being pursued by a giant assortment of laser-equipped cupcake-spaceships is many things, but it is certainly no time to panic. Miracle Mike and his galactic canine Bionic have been through far worse, and they always seem to find a way past the relentless pursuit of the Space Cake fleet. This Double IPA features robust hop aromas that carry through to the strong juicy flavors of tropical citrus. A sweet and strong malt backbone pairs with a subtle booziness to make Space Cake an approachable DIPA fit for an extraterrestrial odyssey. (Source)
Eastern Market Flannel Weather, $3.49/16oz-Sweater weather has a new flannel friend. Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops cozy up to roasted pumpkin in this autumnal amber ale. Notes of cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg will have you saying “Happy Fall, Ya’ll!” (Source)
Eastern Market Same Old Lager, $2.69/16oz-Don’t set your expectations too high. This classic American lager is exactly what you’d expect. Light, crisp, and always leaves you wanting more. Just keep telling yourself “the Next Beer, will be The Beer”. (Source)
Eastern Market Woolly West Coast, $3.49/16oz
Ferndale Project Banana Creme a La Mode, $5.19/16oz-
Ferndale Project Beer Meets World, $6.89/16oz-new england triple india pale ale double dry hopped with citra, enigma, simcoe and hallertau blanc. (Source)
Founders Scarlet Dawn, $1.49/12oz-It’s the dawn of an all-new session IPA! Brewed with an array of malts to provide a deep crimson hue, Scarlet Dawn Session Red IPA employs a range of hops that lend a floral aroma and keep the bitterness to a minimum. It’s straightforward, sessionable and will treat you right – morning, noon or night. (Source)
Greyline Prime, $2.79/12oz-American ale. Light and drinkable with a light malt sweetness and very reserved bitterness. (Source)
Griffen Claw Conflict of Interest, $3.29/16oz-New England-ish Style IPA brewed and dry-hopped with a plethora of Nelson hops. It’s a juicy one that opens with big fruity notes on the nose and finishes pillowy and smooth with the tropical linger of Nelson hops. (Source)
Long Road Gin and Tonic, $4.39/12oz
Long Road Polish Falcon, $4.39/12oz
Long Road Raspberry Fizz, $4.39/12oz
Long Road Teta's Lemondae, $5.19/12oz
Mikkeller Falling Sparks, $4.69/16oz-West Coast IPA Dry Hopped with Mosaic Cryo, Simcoe Cryo, and Triumph Hops. Clean, crisp, subtle hop aroma, intricate layers. (Source)
Mikkeller This Just In, $5.99/16oz-Imperial Tart Ale with Pear, Vanilla Bean & Hazelnut. Did you hear?! You haven’t? No way! Well, this just in! - a super fun new beer is coming atcha. Inspired by this delicious hazelnut & pear galette that someone brought to a company luncheon and everyone raved over. Starting with a restrained acidity, we layered in toasty malts, tons of pear juice, a tad of vanilla, and a pinch of hazelnut. All together in the glass, we cannot help but dream of that magical pear galette. We hope you enjoy it! (Source)
Oscar Blues Old Chub, $1.99/12oz-Old Chub is a Scottish strong ale brewed with hearty amounts of seven different malts, including crystal and chocolate malts, and a smidge of US and UK hops. Old Chub also gets a dash of beechwood-smoked grains imported from Bamburg, Germany, home of the world's greatest smoked beers. (Source)
Saugatuck Peanut Butter Porter, $1.89/16oz-A classic Porter rich with the delicious harmony of peanut butter. Open the top on this flavorful beer for a silky smooth drinking experience. No spoons required. (Source)
Speciation Neontology, $10.89/375ml-Barrel Aged Sour with Passionfruit, Lime, Matcha & Vanilla
Speciation Strawberry Incipient, $8.69/16oz-Foeder Aged Solera Sour Ale w/ Strawberry - The closest thing we have to a flagship is Incipient - an open fermented, foeder aged solera sour wheat ale with a rotating fruit each month. (Source)
Speciation/Black Calder Mutualism, $8.69/16oz-Pastry Sour w/ Dark Sweet Cherries, Ghanaian Cocoa & Madagascar Vanilla. (Source)
Untitled Art Lupo Max, $5.19/16oz-IPA with Nelson Sauvin, Citra Lupomax and Mosaic Lupomax hops.
Untitled Art Non-stop Dry Hop, $5.19/16oz-Dry-hopped double India Pale Ale with Mosaic, Sabro and Lotus hops.
Untitled Art Strawberry Rhubard, $5.19/16oz-Berliner Weisse-style ale with strawberry puree, rhubarb purée, cinnamon, vanilla and graham cracker. (Source)