Ever wanted to try one of our varietals fresh from the winery barrels?
Now you can try the components of our wine blends served to you from our tasting room! We've always said our blends are better, but we think it's always fascinating to see what the component parts are like. Our idea is to let people taste something straight out of the barrel; something less polished and refined than the final blends but a tasting experience that showcases how wines age and how one component adds to the finished product.
Our current barrel sample is...
This Merlot barrel sample is taken from our 300s block of vines; the Merlot vines you can see on your left as you drive down the driveway towards the tasting room. Planted in 2004, half of the vines are clones 343 and the other half is clone 347, although they are almost always fermented and picked together because they ripen at about the same time. This wine is very young, it has only been in the barrel for 9 months, about half of our usual Merlot aging time.