The VineCo Global Passport Series Cabernet Zinfandel delivers! Juicy, jammy and seriously bold, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel is a winemaker’s delight. The Zinfandel brings ripe and dense berry fruit, while the Cabernet Sauvignon brings the backbone and framework to tie it all together. The fruit is layered with tobacco, pepper and spice, creating a distinct profile that is sought after in the finest Californian reds. The palate is rich and full bodied with well defined tannins and a soft mouthfeel. Great crowd appeal!
Suggested food pairings include bison burger with hand cut fries, ravioli with mushroom cream sauce and aged cheddar.
The GPS23 wines are only available by pre-order only. A $15 deposit reserves your wine!
Pre-Order 3 or more GPS23 and LE22 wines and you will receive a $5 discount off each wine as you pick them up!
Arrives March 2023. Labels included. With grape skins.
Every year, our highly anticipated VineCo™ Global Passport Series takes us on a new adventure to the most prominent, well-respected wine regions – from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories. Available for a short time by reservation only.
The benchmark wine of France’s Bordeaux region and California, Cabernet contends as the greatest red wine of the world and is grown in almost every winemaking region on the planet. Cabernet typically features notes of black fruits, firm tannins and is often oaked. Each growing region typically has its own ‘interpretation’ of this impressive wine.
Zinfandel is often lighter coloured like Pinot Noir but has a bold taste like a Cabernet or Merlot. Expect flavours of jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plumcranberry, and licorice often with a spice or smokey finish. "Old Vine" Zinfandels are grown on vines that are 40 years or older creating a more intense wine. White Zinfandels are made with the same red grapes but the quick removal of skins after crushing produces a delightful Rosé.
Grapes have long been a part of the Lodi landscape, where bountiful wild vines used to grow along riverbanks. From the first planted vines in the mid-1800s, the region has flourished into a world-class producer, with most of the land dedicated to red wine grape varieties. Lodi’s grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights, and a dry growing season which allows growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil which lend complex flavours to the grapes.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.