The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 50% of this Red Blend is aged in French oak barrels before blending.
This wine is characterized by its elegant balance between fruit and oak. On the nose, notes of dark berries and plums mix with warm spices and cedar. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and luscious, with a firm structure and delicate finish.