Varietals

Grape Expectations offers a private client winery experience with handpicked grapes sourced from vineyards of California, Chile and South Africa. Red wine may be made with a single varietal or a blend of grapes. Our experts will assist you with grape selection if needed. The varietals available are listed below.

California Varietals

Fall Winemaking Season

Availability is subject to change

Alicante Bouschet

Intense smoky-sweet flavor.

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Barbera

Tastes both rich and light-bodied.

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Black Malvasia

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Cabernet Franc

Aromas of raspberry, bramble, and bell pepper.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

High concentration and age worthiness.

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Carignane

Red fruit and baking spice flavors.

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Grenache

Rich, flavorful red wines and deep, ruby-tinted rosé.

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Malbec

Rich, dark fruit flavors and smooth chocolatey finish.

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Merlot

Boisterous black cherry flavors, supple tannins, and chocolatey finish.

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Mourvèdre

Deeply bold, smoky red wine.

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Nebbiolo

Delicate aromas accompanied by strong tannins.

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Petite Sirah

Rich black fruit flavors and bold tannins.

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Petit Verdot

A minor blending grape.

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Primativo

Big, jammy, and rustic, with high alcohol, chewy tannins, and a sweet finish.

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Sangiovese

High acid, firm tannins and balanced nature.

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Syrah

Dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive.

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Tempranillo

Cherry, dried fig, cedar, tobacco, and dill.

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Zinfandel

Red fruit flavors and smoky exotic spice notes.

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Old Vine Zinfandel

Rich, dark berry flavors.

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South African Varietals

Spring Winemaking Season

Availability is subject to change

Cabernet

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Syrah

Dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive.

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Chilean Varietals

Spring Winemaking Season

Availability is subject to change

Cabernet

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Cabernet Franc

Aromas of raspberry, bramble, and bell pepper.

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Carmenere

Herbaceous, peppercorn-like flavors.

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Malbec

Rich, dark fruit flavors and smooth chocolatey finish.

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Merlot

Boisterous black cherry flavors, supple tannins, and chocolatey finish.

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Syrah

Dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive.

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