RJ Spagnols™ RQ Series 2021 - Premium Collection

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Every year craft winemakers explore new adventures through illustrious tales capturing the essence of our unique wines through our Restricted Quantities Premium Collection.
We invite you to create, celebrate and share these wines with your family and friends.

The year 2021 marks Restricted Quantities 21st program, featuring an entirely European line-up of varietals. The number 21 and the Europe-focus led us to the concept of tarot; The number 21 (since 2021 is the 21st anniversary of the Restricted Quantities program and the “major arcana” tarot card pack has 21 trump cards); European wine focus (because of tarot’s European roots).

PRE-ORDER deadline has passed. We will have a few extra on a first come first serve basis so if you missed the deadline contact us asap to hopefully reserve your choices.

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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Tempranillo Merlot - Spain
JANUARY 2021 ~ TEMPRANILLO MERLOT - SPAIN | THE EMPRESS
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THE WINE
This dry, medium-bodied wine hints of deep red fruit with alluring aromas of plum and currant. Heady spices, earth and smoke linger with a moderate tannic finish.
Why? Spain Tempranillo Merlot
  • A red blend that has proved popular in northern Spain, particularly Navarra, and in various parts of the New World.
  • Tempranillo's thick skins can sometimes lead to wines with tough tannins. Blending it with Merlot is ideal as the latter can smooth out these rough edges, making a more approachable wine.
  • Tempranillo merlot wines are generally rich and concentrated with berry fruit flavours.
  • Tempranillo has been adopted across the wine growing world, but is still very much associated with the fine wines of Spain and Portugal.
  • Strawberries, tobacco and spice flavours can be found in many Tempranillo wines.
  • Merlot has spread far and wide from its homeland in Bordeaux, and is found in many top wine regions around the world.
  • Merlot commonly exhibits cherry or caramel flavours but is perhaps more often recognized for its silky texture rather than for any one flavour. This makes it ideal for blending as it can smooth out more-tannic varieties. 
THE FOOD
Carne asada or Barbacoa tacos (beef tacos)
Grilled pork chops beside roasted potatoes
Ready in: 8-9 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $230
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Includes dried grape skins
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Muscat - Spain
JANUARY 2021 ~ MUSCAT - SPAIN | THE CHARIOT
Store Comparison - Barefoot Moscato
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THE WINE
Soft, sweet floral notes mingle with exotic aromas. This off-dry white wine balances lemon’s acidity with flavors of peach, apple, honey and spice for a delicious finish.
Why? Spain Muscat

  • Spain is the fastest growing old world country - growth rate 2.3%
  • The Muscat grape is thought to be the world’s oldest known grape variety.
  • The grape is characterized by an intensely aromatic bouquet and a musky, fruity (mandarin orange, apricot, peach), honeyed flavour.
  • At present, Muscat wines are not mainstream wines but their presence is felt in every country in which wine is produced.
THE FOOD
Spicy Asian cuisine, Antipasto, Peach cobbler, Lemon poppy bread
Ready in: 8-9 weeks
Aging: 2-4 months
Body: light
Oak: none
Sweetness: off-dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cabernet Sauvignon - France
FEBRUARY 2021 ~ CABERNET SAUVIGNON - FRANCE | THE EMPEROR
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THE WINE
This classic Cabernet offers flavours of cassis, ripe plum and red berry fruit. Integrated tannins with a balanced acidity create easy-drinking experiences.
Why? France Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The world’s most popular red wine grape is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its high concentration and age worthiness.
  • Cab is a full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors and savory tastes from black pepper to bell pepper.
THE FOOD
Grilled meats, Fine cheeses, Savoury appetizers
Ready in: 8-9 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $230
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Includes dried grape skins
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Nero d'Avola - Italy
MARCH 2021 ~ NERO D'AVOLA - ITALY | THE MAGICIAN
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THE WINE
This full bodied wine bursts with aromas of plum, cherry, toasted oak, and pepper that mingle with soft spices for a robust finish.
Why? Italy Nero d’Avola
  • If you love full-bodied dry reds like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah then Nero d’Avola (“nair-oh davo-la”) is your buddy. 
  • This lesser-known Sicilian grape variety deserves more recognition as a wine to be taken seriously.
  • Nero d’Avola is known for its superbly bold fruit-driven flavours that range from black cherry to prune.
  • Nero d’Avola is one of the full-bodied wines of the world in the same boldness as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, and Syrah.
  • With Nero d’Avola you can expect moderately high acidity, but not so tart that the wine tastes overly spicy.
THE FOOD
Meaty burgers, Beef chili, Mushroom dishes
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $230
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Includes dried grape skins
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Rosé - France
APRIL 2021 ~ ROS - FRANCE | THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Store Comparison - Remy Pannier Rose D'Anjou AOC
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THE WINE
Berry and floral aromas combine with hints of spice and delicate sweetness for a light, yet crisp, flavorful finish.
Why? France Rosé
  • Pink wine happily spans the colourspace between red and white wine, in a way, rosé is more like a state of mind.
  • Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours.
  • The epicenter of the Rosé wine world is in the South of France. There, along the Mediterranean, regional varieties like Grenache, Carignan and Syrah are blended together to make refreshingly dry Rosé.
  • The primary flavours of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavour on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb.
THE FOOD
Charcuterie, Salads, Caprese pasta, Seafood
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-4 months
Body: light
Oak: none
Sweetness: off-dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $220

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