The Passport Series™ of wines offers you access to a new world of wine, allowing you to tour different terrior, explore the exotic and uncover the unique.
Each year the Passport Series allows you to sample the best wines from locations around the world. From highly praised up-and-coming regions to vineyards with long histories of excellence, the Passport Series takes you on an adventure through some of the most prominent and respected wine growing regions around the globe.
From classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limited release wine series celebrates the unique, thriving on exploration, and insisting upon excellence. Available for just a short time and by reservation only, the exclusive Passport SeriesTM takes you on a new, exhilarating journey every year, making this collection a highly sought after, one-of-a-kind wine experience.
Each year an adventure, every bottle an expedition; this is the road less travelled. Where will your Passport take you?
Completed: 8 weeks
Volume 18 litres
Brunello Style – Montalcino, Italy
Released January of 2015, this elegant wine is made from Sangiovese grapes, which offer a deep garnet hue, full body and a velvety texture. Aromas of leather, cranberry and tobacco, and rich flavours of ripe cherry with a hint of earthiness define this classic Italian wine style. Smooth tannins and ripe fruit-driven characteristics make this a well-balanced wine with a silky finish.
Petit Verdot – Yakima Valley, Washington
Traditionally used in Bordeaux blends to give colour and aromatics, Petit Verdot produces a bold, well-structured wine on its own. Expect intense colour and aromas of vanilla, cedar and smoke, followed by ripe cherry and blackberry flavours. This full bodied wine has warm undertones of mocha, firm tannins, and a rich and robust finish. Released December, 2014.
Pinot Noir – Sonoma Valley, California
Light bodied with soft aromas of cherry, vanilla, and earthy undertones, this fruity and bright wine is ruby in colour and provides a smooth, satisfying finish. On the palate, bold flavours of red and black cherry and strawberry are balanced by a touch of mellow spice. Release date: February 2015.
Volcanic Red – Curicó Valley, Chile
Three classic Chilean varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot, are combined to make this bold, full-bodied blend. Erupting with sweet fruit flavours from the Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy and earthy notes from the Carménère, and rounded out with soft fruit and chocolate notes from the Merlot, this wine is deep red, smooth and balanced, with a lingering finish. Release date: March 2015.
Pinot Gris – Willarnette Valley, Oregon
A medium bodied wine with a pale straw colour, Oregon’s Pinot Gris boasts a zesty acidity, balanced by a slight sweetness and a lingering finish. Look for aromatics of lemon, green apple and subtle floral notes, with flavours of fresh-cut pear, mango and tropical fruits. Released January 2015.