Limited Edition 2009 Grape & Granary Wines Pre-Announcement

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  • Canton-Massillon, OH (1888PressRelease) October 15, 2009 - Believe it or not, we are celebrating 20 years of Limited Edition! This year Winexpert has lined up five of the most popular Limited Edition varieties and we know it is going to be the biggest year yet.

    Please be sure to respect the official launch date of the program, and your fellow Winexpert retailers, by not communicating any Limited Edition materials to your customers before Oct 1, 2009.

    As always, we will be supplying you with the marketing support to help you with yet another successful Limited Edition program. Winexpert has added an exciting new element for the 20 year anniversary. Check out for Limited information and a chance to win weekly and monthly prizes. We have also included an interesting history of Limited Edition provided by Tim Vandergrift, Technical Services Manager, Winexpert. Be sure to read through the attachment and share it with your staff.

    Pricing will be available October 1st. More details will follow shortly in the Limited Edition information package that will be sent out next week.

    We are pleased to be able to announce this year’s LE varieties early to the Winexpert retailer network to give you sufficient time to prepare your communication materials for the official launch date of the program which is October 1, 2009.

    South African Shiraz
    (Originally offered in January 2006)

    This wine has a dense, chewy blackberry, earthiness and robust character. This medium/full bodied wine almost begs for early drinking, with spice and rich fruit, but the bold tannins and rich jamminess (typical of Shiraz) will allow it to improve if aged for an additional 2 years.

    California Lake County Trio Blanca (Dry)
    (Originally offered in January 2005)

    A unique blend of three grapes, Selection Limited Edition Trio Blanca is an outstanding white wine that showcases bright fruit flavors, excellent structure, and a long finish. Pinot Blanc contributes the delicate floral character and full body while Chenin Blanc gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple. The third grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc, contributes zesty acidity and aromas of gooseberry and herbs. After six months ageing, the Sauvignon Blanc will dominate with zest and crispness. After a year, the Chenin Blanc‘s honey and melon will come out, and at 18 months to two years the Pinot Blanc will show a perfumed floweriness and lingering structure.

    Australian Petit Verdot
    (Originally offered in April 2004)

    Best described as a ‘Super Cabernet’, it makes dark, rich wines with wonderfully concentrated flavors of spice, blackberry and blackcurrant. With smooth, gripping tannins and an elegant structure leading to a magnificent boldly oaked finish, this is a wine for long term ageing and special occasions.

    Pacific Quartet (Off-dry)
    (Originally offered in March 2007)

    This wine showcases bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Vidal from British Columbia gives spiciness and stone fruit. Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple. Gewürztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia’s Murray-Darling Valley gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel.

    Italian Brunello
    (Originally offered in April 2007)

    Brunello is a large-berried variety of the Sangiovese grape, most famous in Brunello di Montalcino. The flavor profile of Sangiovese is fruity, with strong natural acidity, a firm and elegant assertiveness and a robust finish that can extend surprisingly long. The aroma is generally subtle with cherry, strawberry, blueberry, and violet notes. Medium-bodied but boldly tannic and intense, this gripping wine will begin to open up after six months, but the richer flavors will take at least 18 months to show, with cherry and spice dominating the long, fruity finish.

    These limited edition 2009 wines are available at Grape and Granary online:

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