Wine Kitz Ottawa Iris is pleased to offer the 2019Passport Series™, a selective collection focusing solely on exclusive and unique, high quality limited release wines.
Every year our Passport Series™ takes us to new countries – from highly acclaimed up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories of excellence. From classic varietals to charismatic blends, this year’s limited release wine series celebrates the unique, thrives on exploration, and insists on excellence.
Our Passport Series™ celebrates ultra premium wines from some of the most prominent and respected wine growing regions, and features another unique and exciting new selection of world class offerings.
Available for just a short time, the exclusive Passport Series™ is a highly sought-after one-of-a-kind wine experience.
MERLOT CABERNET FRANC
(Paso Robles, California) SOLD OUT
This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers a balanced soft rustic profile. Merlot stands as the fruit-forward backbone of the wine, while the aromatic Cabernet Franc rounds out the blend with soft spices and herbal notes. On the nose and palate, this wine offers plum, red and black berries and dark cherry fruit notes, with underlying woody smoke, herbal spice and soft tannins.
Alc./vol: 13.5% Body: Medium Sweetness: Dry
Known for its Bordeaux style wines, Paso Robles dedicates over half its vines to Bordeaux varieties including Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Spanning over 614,000 acres, it is California’s largest American Viticultural Area (AVA). Paso Robles is unique as it holds three key factors to ripening grapes with refreshing acidity; diverse soil found in varying elevations, hot days and cooler nights, and varying rainfall levels combine to create the perfect environment for brilliantly defined wines.
The tannins in this blend open it up to a variety of food pairings. Enjoy with lightly herbed pork loin roast with fresh sage, thyme and rosemary, or try a mushroom risotto, rosemary lamb, or a variety of meat casseroles and pies.