California & Italian Barrels Autumn 2016
The following blends are being offered as Group Barrels; one tenth of the barrel is approximately 2 cases and you participate from crushing to bottling in the year long process!
"The Holy Grail" blends Barolo, Meritage, Merlot & Black Malvasia. The boldness of the dark Barolo blended with the rich but soft fruit of the Meritage & Merlot make for an easy drinking wine, full of flavor, black berries, & light spice while the Black Malvasia adds a touch of chocolate on the finish.
"Bacchanalia" is named after its wild & raucous designer, Mr Vickers. This blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, & Grenache offers a dark, bold wine with great structure that ages nicely. Spicy black pepper contrasts the soft fruitiness on the front with ever softening tannins as it ages. Easy to see why this is Ron's "go to" wine!
"Old Vine Zinfandel" this full-bodied wine is jammy with raspberries & pomegranate against a light peppercorn & juniper background. the tannins cause it to linger on the palate with a dry finish.
"Barolo" is one of the best wines in our stable! Known for its bold, black fruitiness when young, velvety tannins & complex spice develops with age. We add a bit of Black Malvasia allowing the fruitiness to remain longer.
"Chianti" is aged in Hungarian barrels and uses Sangiovese as its base. Great with spaghetti & pizza, this 12% ABV table wine extends beyond just dinner.
"Black Trinity" uses Cab Sav & Spanish Tempranillo for a full-bodied structure, rich jammy flavors & aroma; the Tempranillo brings a tobacco note and a touch of (Bill's fav) Black Malvasia offers a silky texture with a hint of chocolate; very smooth & easy drinking!
"Montepulciano" is an excellent full-bodied table wine offering aromas & flavors of berries thick like jam, light plum & tobacco notes; ages well presenting vanilla & peppery nots as it becomes more complex.
"Super Merlot" blends Merlot with the black Spanish Mourvedre grape to soften the tartness of the Merlot; its high sugar content & thick skins add tannin to the Merlot offering a smooth & enjoyable table wine.
"AMARONE" begins with a cold soak & temperature control throughout the fermentation process, includes a malolactic fermentation; spends 18 months maturing in the barrel to become an extremely complex wine
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Pricing is determined using a new 53 gallon barrel. Price includes your grapes and juice, use of equipment, instruction, storage, materials, yeast & additives, 750 ml green bottles and premium corks (labels & shrink caps extra). 50% deposit due with order, balance due at crushing.