INFUSION – Steeped in Whisky Oak. Infused With Greatness.



This July, get your hands on a one-of-a-kind.

For years Winexpert has consistently dazzled with an annual Limited Release in the Private Reserve Series and the lineage is impressive: Bruno, Odyssey, Fiero, Three Moons Cabernet, Bourbon Barrel Zin Cab, Nocturnal, Bravado, and Forza. It’s About Wine! is extremely excited to share what we have in store for you in 2023. Winexpert Private Reserve INFUSION, an ultra-premium red wine blend sourced from class vineyards in Lodi, California, USA.

INFUSION combines California’s two favourite red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, with Syrah, an increasingly popular variety in the state. Combined, the three make a bold wine with an abundance of rich red and dark berry flavours, and serious tannin. But it’s the story behind the name INFUSION that really makes this wine unique.

In a Winexpert first, juice for this limited release was pre-oaked in-house, steeping for several months with whisky oak chips specially sourced from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. During this 6 month steep, the juice absorbs flavours and tannin from the whisky oak, adding roundness to the body, infusing it with nuanced sweet spice and vanilla character. These whisky influenced sweet notes round out a bold wine rich with flavours of blackcurrant, jammy wildberry and plum, underlaid with mocha, spice and smoky toasted notes. Making this wine a truly great one!

We are taking pre-orders now because this is going to fly out the door. If you were a fan of our Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel/Cabernet back in 2018 you are going to love this one!!

Ready in only 8 weeks INFUSION is priced at $235 made on premise or $179 kit only.

The Region: Lodi, California, USA. Cab Syrah (Shiraz) blends are common, but the addition of Zinfandel is a golden state creation. These popular varietals thrive in Lodi, which tends to grow softer, more fruit-forward reds. Cab brings its signature black currant flavours, ample acid and tannin. Zinfandel adds jammy berries, with Syrah contributing plum and pepper. Together they make a bold wine with abundant berry flavours and rich tannin, making it an ideal base for something a little extra.

Food Pairing: Try aged cheeses, chicken mole, or bison burgers topped with roasted red pepper and caramelized onions. A great option for beef brisket, spicy sausage, or black bean chili.