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LIMITED RELEASE WINES FROM WINEXPERT
1 – JANUARY -SOUTH AFRICAN SHIRAZ CABERNET WITH GRAPE SKINS
This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz, with a hint of earthiness. As it ages it will show ever more blackberry along with plum and a hint of tobacco leading to rich vanilla and toasty-smoky notes.
2 – JANUARY – SOUTH AFRICAN VIOGNIER CHENIN BLANC ROUSSANNE
The three grapes make a unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy: crisp, but honeyed, with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes.
3 – FEBRUARY – PACIFIC QUARTET
The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavours of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Viognier from Chile gives apricots, blossoms 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.
4 – MARCH – OREGON PINOT NOIR
Deep ruby with garnet highlights Oregon Pinot Noir as a poet rather than a linebacker, and its character is defined almost as much in the elisions between its delicate scents and ethereal aromas as it is from its rich fruit and finesse. Aromas of red cherry, bright raspberry and strawberry give way to the delicate scent of violets, and the tannins are lustrously smooth and full on the palate.
5 – APRIL – WASHINGTON CABERNET MERLOT
A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit.
LIMITED RELEASE WINES FROM VINECO
1 – DECEMBER – SPAIN TEMPRANILLO GARNACHA
Two classic Spanish varietals make a lavish well-balanced Rioja style red. Garnacha brings jammy fruit flavours of black currant and raspberry with a dash of peppery spice, while the well-structured Tempranillo offers cherry, plum and spice notes. Together, they make a rich, complex wine with an extra-dry, long lingering finish.
2 – JANUARY – AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ GRENACHE WITH GRAPE SKINS
The perfect blend of rich fruit-forward notes of Shiraz with its soft and supple mouth-feel, and the cherry and currant fruit notes and a dash of peppery spice from the Grenache. Expect a fruit driven wine with juicy, ripe black and red fruits, light vanilla oak, and classic spicy accents on a full bodied frame with a long silky finish.
3 – JANUARY – AUSTRALIA RIESLING GEWURZTRAMINER CHARDONNAY
An aromatic and flavourful white blend with a refreshing, slightly rich mouth-feel, and flavours of honeydew melon, white peach and sweet citrus accented by notes of floral and spice. The Riesling brings refreshing citrus and mineral notes, Gewürztraminer adds floral and spice notes, and the Chardonnay brings texture and body, along with notes of melon and peach.
4 – FEBRUARY – ITALY PRIMITIVO
Primitivo creates an intensely fruity wine, plush and ripe, with terrific balance. Rich aromas and flavours of dark plums, black cherries, and dried fruits are accented by vanilla and smoky notes. Soft tannins provide good structure and mouth-feel, and the lingering finish shows classic notes of ripe dark fruit.
5 – MARCH – CALIFORNIA GRAND RED II WITH GRAPE SKINS
The Grand Red II is a rich and full blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with ripe fruit notes of dark cherry, raspberry and black currant which are enhanced by oak and spice. The lush texture and soft tannins provide great mouth-feel. Juicy rich fruit, sweet spice and oak linger on the finish.
LIMITED RELEASE FROM R. J SPAGNOLS
1 – DECEMBER – ARGENTINA TORRONTES
Fragrant aromas of fresh lemon, orange, and floral notes lead to a ripe and vibrant style of Torrontes.
2 – DECEMBER – AUSTRALIA SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC
With a wonderfully textured and rounded mouth feel, flavours of pink grapefruit, dried herbs, citrus, and a touch of tropical fruit gives every sip a generousity of flavour.
3 – DECEMBER – AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER WITH DRIED GRAPE SKINS
This wine begins with aromas of cherry, blackberry, and violets as well as hints of pepper, vanilla, and chocolate that integrate through the palate.
4 – MARCH – ITALY NERO D’AVOLA
This full-bodied red wine opens with fragrant bouquets of plum, blackberry, coffee, and spice.
5 – MARCH – SPAIN MONASTRELL PETIT VERDOT WITH DRIED GRAPE SKINS
Medium bodied and well balanced, this wine features dense flavours of black fruit, smoke and cedar.
We sell Corkcicles!
Chocolate Orange Port
White Chocolate Port
Apple Tatin White Port
Chocolate Raspberry Port
Chocolate Orange Port
Chocolate Hazelnut Port
Chocolate Strawberry Port
Coffee Port Style
Toasted Caramel Port Style
Black Forest Port Style
Get ready for summer with our wine-based cocktails available for summer only! Winexpert has released Lime Margarita and Hard Pink Lemonade for a limited time. Vineco has released its Bent Grape flavours; Pina Colada, Orange Twist, Lemon Kiss and Strawberry Dream. RJ Spagnols Lounge flavours include; Cosmo, Lemon Lime Margarita, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito and Pina Colada. These party wines are ideal for warm weather entertaining. Serve them chilled or over crushed ice.
A great alternative to buying wine and beer is to bottle your own. Oak Barrel Wines is a full service beer and wine making Coquitlam store. Don’t be discouraged by how much work is involved – you simply order and pitch in the yeast and return six to eight weeks later to bottle. We can supply you with clean wine bottles if you don’t have enough. Costs include corks, shrink caps and labels.
Quality Products and Customer Service are Our Specialty
Great wine is not made in a factory; it is made in the vineyard, where sunshine, good soil and careful tending make great grapes. Oak Barrel Wines has access to five of the best wine suppliers who provide winemakers with the best materials to make their wines. Together we have access to countless brands, varieties, regions and price ranges – after all – Variety is the Spice of Life!
We specialize in oak barrel aging! Many of our customers’ favourite wines are done in oak barrels. We have 20 barrels that rotate year round based on customer demand.
Call the store at (604) 944-5529 to find out which barrels we plan to start.
We have access to a wide variety of the best, top quality choice suppliers of Wine Making kits, as well as a full selection of Beer, Coolers and Ciders from Mosti Mondiale, RJ Spagnols, Vineco, Winexpert and more.
Improve your wine making experience by taking advantage of our Oak Barrel Aging. We have 24 barrels that produce the highest quality wines.
Make your own beer, cider and coolers!
The next best thing to drinking a nice cold beer on game day is knowing that you made it yourself. If you haven’t tried making beer, cider or coolers then it’s an experience you don’t want to miss!
Whether you’re new to wine making or an old pro Oak Barrel Wines’ knowledge and service will prove to be second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through choosing your wine or beer kits. The law requires that you help mix the ingredients and pitch the yeast. At this point you go home and relax; we take over. We’ll let you know when your wine is ready. You return and bottle your wine. Our up to date equipment makes the bottling process quick and easy.
Wine making in Coquitlam has never been easier!