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Our Grapes

Great wines start with great grapes which our Wine Master, Carmine Corelli, knows how to find. It is the type of grapes that determines the basic fruit-flavor characteristics, both aroma and taste, of your wine. According to some sources, there are over 800 grape names from around the world. Here, we use grapes from California which come in September/October and from Chile which come in May. Below is a listing of grapes that we generally bring in. Of course, in any given year we depend upon Dionysus’ blessing for good grapes. If you are obsessed with a special grape that you do not see here, feel free to ask Carmine about it. We will do our best to find it if it is available.
We encourage you to be creative and think about what you would like your signature blend to be. Will it be a single grape or a blend? Do you want a traditional blend or will you create a custom blend? Carmine will advise you on the feasibility or folly of your intended creation! You never know if your creation will be the next Gold medal winner!
  • Super Tuscan

    Super Tuscan

    Cabernet (50%) Merlot (25%) Sangiovese (25%)

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Full Body Blackberrym cassis, cedar. Excellent for blending

  • Carmine Special Blend

    Carmine Special Blend

    Cabernet (70%) Syrah (30%)

  • Chardonnay

    Chardonnay

    Full Body Peach, Butter, Pineapple, Vanilla (Not usually blended)

  • Syrah (California)

    Syrah (California)

    Full Body Blueberry, Prune, Coffee, Leather (Excellent for blending)

  • Petite Syrah

    Petite Syrah

    Full Body Blackberry, Black Pepper (Excellent for blending)

  • Merlot

    Merlot

    Medium Body Cherry, Plum, Vanilla (Excellent for blending)

  • Sangiovese

    Sangiovese

    Medium/Full Body Sour Cherry, Raspberry, Spice, Anise (Excellent for blending)

  • Syrah (Chilean)

    Syrah (Chilean)

    Full Body Raspberry, Blackberry, Pepper, Chocolate (Excellent for blending )

  • Malbec (Chilean)

    Malbec (Chilean)

    Medium Body Plum, Anise, Earth (Not usually blended)

  • Zinfandel

    Zinfandel

    Full Body Raspberry, Cherry, Spice (Excellent for blending)

  • Carmenere (Chilean)

    Carmenere (Chilean)

    Full Body Blackberry, Black Pepper (Excellent for blending)