Fresh Grape Delivery by West Coast Grapes Saturday October 20th

We are here to help you get some fresh grapes for your home winemaking this harvest season!  We will once again be a pick-up point for fresh grapes from West Coast Grapespricing and availability is online for 2018.
Grapes from West Coast Grapes

Grapes are purchased directly  through West Coast Grapes, we are a pick-up point only, no sales on site for these grapes! Please note, we cannot store these grapes, they will start spontaneously fermenting if you do not pick them up the day they arrive. 

 

Grapes will be delivered to Curds and Wine on Saturday October 20th.  Grapes are unloaded from the refrigerated trucks and stacked next to the order slips at the back of 7188 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, in the same building as Curds and Wine.  We cannot give a specific time as orders will be pulled from the truck as they were loaded, but the truck should have most orders unloaded by 11 am - please plan to spend a few hours as it takes time to unload the grapes from the truck.  Be sure to pick up your grapes before 3 pm that day, especially if you need them crushed and destemmed on site.  Your patience and cooperation in getting all the orders out before grapes are taken is appreciated!

 

We will have a crusher/destemmer available to process these grapes for a $25 processing fee for up to 500 lbsanother $10 fee for every additional 500 lbs; crush tickets must be prepurchased at Curds and Wine or online before you take your grapes to get crushed.  We will have a crush list on delivery day, please check in with a Curds and Wine representative at the crushers to get on the list.  Please remember to bring containers that will fit in your vehicle to transport the must back home as the grapes arrive in open wooden or plastic boxes.

 

crushing west coast grapes

 

Please note: only grapes delivered from West Coast Grapes can be processed on site at Curds and Wine, all other processing must be done off site and equipment returned clean and in working order.

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Featured Item: RJ Spagnols Baco Noir Wine Kit

Now in stock at Curds and Wine - Baco Noir is most often described as a full-flavored grape used primarily for dry table wine. Typically it shows spicy, leathery and currant flavors and produces big, earthy red wines with a pronounced acidity and signature smokiness. Baco Noir has a full-bodied palate with a signature long smoky finish, that are true to character for this unique Niagara variety!  Great on its own as a single varietal, or makes a great blending wine to add color and depth.  If you attended the 2018 Winemaker Magazine conference in San Diego, RJ Spagnols had samples of this unique wine.
 

Baco Noir

 


RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity Wines for 2019

RJ Spagnols presents the Four Fugitives Restricted Quantity Wine Kits for 2019 release.  Intense, masterful, defiant or smooth—whatever the preference, there’s a tale in every wine. A wine for every tale, and a fugitive for every cellar... four notoriously great ones.

Capture all four of these wines:

 

​Chile Cabernet Merlot Syrah (January 2019)  $174.95

Revel in layer upon layer of surprise in this Chilean Cabernet Merlot Syrah. Enticing hints of smoke and luscious qualities are intricately woven into this wine’s darkly exotic character.

​Australia Chardonnay Semillon (February 2019) $154.95 

This wine’s balanced, easy-going relationship of subtlety and freshness harmonize with the complexities of its unwitting armour-wielding fugitive.

​Italy Nebbiolo (March 2019) $174.95

A unified transparency and delicate appeal that collaborates well with its robust and hearty counterparts. These are the true markers of both a leader and a great wine!

​Spain Monastrell (April 2019) $174.95

Like Navarro’s harrowing wildly juicy tales, this wine will entrance and entice the palate with a voluptuous headiness and earthy appeal that will have your glasses raised!

 

​Contact us to check availability of these wines - limited quantities were ordered, if you did not preorder already they could sell out!

 

 

 

 


Winexpert 2019 Release Limited Edition Wine Kits

2019 WE LEContinuing the rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity, the Winexpert's Limited Editions for 2019 release collection is a showcase of much-loved varietals and unique standout blends. From bold and sumptuous reds to light, bright, and subtly sweet whites, the Limited Edition collection offers something for every wine lover.
 
Black Cab (January 2019) $163.95
Lodi, California
Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revevered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red loaded with black fruits, cherry, black pepper and hints of earth. This balanced blend marries the best of both varietals into an energetic medium-bodied beauty. Ripe and round with vibrant acidity and silky-smooth tannins,expect pronounced cherry and juicy red berry flavors rounded out with notes of cassis, spice, subtle earthy undertones and soft vanilla. Pair with grilled red meats, pizza, black peppercorn tuna, black bean stews or roasted pepper dishes. 
Dry | Med. Body | Med. Oak | 12.5% ABV*
 
Fume Blanc (January 2019) $157.95
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 
Don’t let the name fool you – though ‘Fumé’ means ‘smoke’, don’t expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960s to denote a new and different style of dry, oaked Sauvignon Blanc, the name is derived from Pouilly-Fumé, a popular French appellation that specializes in a similar style wine. Made with lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this mouth-filling wine delivers a rush of ripe tropical fruit on the palate, with complex layers of gooseberry and melon, bright acidity and hints of grassy mineral notes expertly harmonized with a gentle creamy vanilla oak. Pair with goat cheese, seafood platters and chicken or pasta dishes with creamy sauce and spring vegetables.
Dry | Med. Body | Light Oak | 13% ABV*
 
Corazon (February 2019) $163.95
Curicó Valley, Chile 
This wine is a charismatic blend of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pais. Carménère, the signature Chilean grape, delivers jammy raspberry and herbal spice. Cab Franc brings bold cherry, juicy berry and acidity, while Syrah lends intense black fruit flavors and tannin. Pais, widely planted in Chile for centuries but little-known elsewhere, rounds out the blend with rustic red fruit and crisp acidity. This juicy blend is full of expressive black and red berries, surrounded by cherry and tart plum notes in harmony with underlying oak, bright acidity and smooth polished tannins. Pair with rosemary lamb chops, beef skewers, Portobello mushroom burgers and aged cheddar.
Dry | Med.-Full Body | Med. Oak | 13% ABV*
 
Symphony-Gewurtztraminer (March 2019) $157.95
Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit flavors, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this o‰-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit fla vours. Crisp and bright with expressive fruit and subtle sweetness, this wine really sings when chilled. A beauty to sip on its own, or a perfect companion to spicy Asian dishes, zesty barbecue or baked ham.Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit fla vours, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this o‰-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit fla vours. Crisp and bright with expressive fruit and subtle sweetness, this wine really sings when chilled. A beauty to sip on its own, or a perfect companion to spicy Asian dishes, zesty barbecue or baked ham.
Off-dry | Light-Med. Body | No Oak | 12% ABV*
 
Barbaresco (April 2019) $188.95
Widely regarded as one of Italy’s top wines, the Barbaresco style is undeniably delicious. Made with Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most respected and most loved red wine grape, this wine exudes intense aromas of juicy cherry combined with toasty oak and spice. The sumptuous palate seduces with cherry and ripe red berries, licorice, baking spice, leather and earthy notes. It boasts balance and structure with firm velvety tannins, a full body and a beautiful long-lasting finish. Pair with grilled or braised meat, mushroom risotto, Ragu Bolognese and mature cheeses.
Dry | Full Body | Med.-Heavy Oak | 14% ABV*
 
​Contact us to reserve yours - preorders due by Sunday November 25, 2018

 


Winexpert Limited Edition Apres Dessert Wines

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This year Winexpert is offering some tasty Limited Edition sweet wines to enjoy or give as gifts!  
 
Chocolate Raspberry Port-Style Dessert Wine -- A perennial favorite! Warm cherries and plums are supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate.  $116.95
 
Peach Icewine -- A past limited favorite returns! Warm notes of sweet and succulent baked peach, with light honeyed undertones. Don't miss out on this tasty dessert wine, for a limited time only!  $119.95
 
Contact us to reserve yours today - these wines are going quick!

 


RJ Spagnols Cru Specialty Seasonal Release Dessert Wines

These Dessert Wines bring unique and distinctive wines that are perfect for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving. Cru Specialty has a wine to please every palate! These wines are available exclusively for the holiday season. Start yours today so they are ready for holiday gift-giving! 
 
CREME BRULEE (NEW) This full-bodied dessert wine features aromas of caramel, vanilla pods, and raisins with a subtle toasty character, like that of crème brûlée on the palate. Enjoy an intense mouthfeel that balances this wine’s decadent aromas. Pairs well with crème brûlée, fruit tart, and apple pie. $116.95 
 
RASPBERRY MOCHA This ruby red wine is a must for any dessert lover. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee blended with ripe juicy raspberry jam draw you in. Sweet on the palate with nuances of cocoa powder and coffee balances perfectly with hints of tangy acidity from the raspberry. The perfect wine to indulge in this holiday season. $116.95 
 
BLACK FOREST Bursting with rich aromas of red and dark cherry, this full-flavored Port style also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum and toasted oak on the nose. Rich and sweet on the palate with an enjoyable warm finish, this dessert in a bottle is an irresistible complement to your holiday festivities. $116.95 
 
TOASTED CARAMEL Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied red wine combines a rich caramel aroma with the robust flavors of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish. $116.95 
 
COFFEE Energize your senses with this comforting flavor experience! Dating back to the 15th century, coffee has been enjoyed worldwide as an invigorating elixir. Typical of medium roast coffee, aromas of toffee, burnt marshmallow and chocolate will entice you and follow through to a palate which finishes with lingering notes of vanilla. Our Coffee Dessert Wine is a wonderful end to any meal, paired with dessert or enjoyed on its own. $116.95 
 
Contact us to check availability of these RJ Spagnols Holiday Dessert Wine Kits
 
RJS dessert wine