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Breaking News: LE16 Introduced

Sep 24, 2016


This year, in addition to sought after varietals and unique blends, Winexpert is thrilled to offer a very distinctive wine – Blanc de Noir – an elusive white wine that is made from red grapes. Done in an off-dry style, this is the must have wine of the year but really the entire series is a must have.

The pre-order deadline will be Friday December 2nd. Each pre-ordered kit requires a $25 deposit. Oak Barrel aging is available on a first come first serve basis, so act quickly. You can reserve your wines by email (info@beyondthegrape.com), phone (604-461-8891), website or in person at the store.




January 2016

Cabernet Franc


Yakima Valley, Washington

  • Sits at the same latitude as the Loire Valley
  • Cooler climate is perfect for Cabernet Franc grapes
  • 17 hours of summer sunshine per day (more than California)

 Tasting Notes 

  • Ripe raspberry and red currant notes with black pepper and fresh mint leaf notes
  • Solid tannin providing mouth feel and structure

 Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak: Medium | ABV: 13%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making  




January 2016




Tuscany, Italy

  • Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea which gives the area a warm Mediterranean climate
  • The terrain is quite hilly and these hills serve as a tempering affect on the summertime heat


Tasting Notes

  • Expressively refreshing
  • Peach, green apple and fresh lime
  • Hint of tarragon on the finish
  • Sip-worthy on its own
  • Quenching acidity

Food Pairings

  • Turkey Piccata (Recipe)
  • Regional Italian cuisine like pasta tossed in olive oil
  • Fresh shellfish
  • Grilled chicken or turkey

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak: None | ABV: 12.5%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making 




February 2016



Valencia, Spain

  • Most vineyards are located inland
  • Topography is mountainous which provides the grapes a much needed cool down in the evening


Tasting Notes 

  • Tempranillo, Carnacha and Bobal bring lush and hedonistic qualities. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah offer body and structure
  • Notes of black and red fruit, cherry cola, anise and white pepper
  • Powerful yet subtle mouth feel

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body:Medium-Full |Oak:Medium-heavy |ABV:13%* 

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making




March 2016

Blanc De Noir


San Joaquin Valley, California 

  • California's largest wine region
  • Agricultural haven and is known as the "food basket of the world"
  • Deep fertile soils and cool Delta breeze 


Tasting Notes

  • Blanc De Noir is a French term which means "white wine from dark grapes"
  • No skin contact after pressing keeps color light and tannins at bay
  • Crabapple, white peach, grapefruit and hint of strawberry
  • Off-Dry

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak: None | ABV: 13%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making  




April 2016

Grenache Cabernet


Riverland, Australia 

  • Woven around the Murray River
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Long days of sunshine
  • Sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes

Tasting Notes 

  • Full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
  • Black currant, cigar box, black cherry and raspberry
  • Warm spice rounds out the finish 

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak: Medium-heavy | ABV: 13%*

$215 each made on premise  |  $165 each kit only for home wine making

Each LE16 kit contains 30 coordinating bottle labels (as shown above).

* Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.