The road for oak barrels used in Barrel Road wines is a long one with many stops, each adding to the barrels’ unique story. The journey starts in Indiana with our partners at Backbone Bourbon, where new American oak barrels age small batches of Backbone’s premium bourbon whiskey. From here, the barrels make the ultimate road trip to our California cellar, traversing Midwest back roads and highway 70 through the Rockies, crossing the salt flats in Utah and rounding Lake Tahoe.
Grapes are sourced from some of California’s most premium coastal regions, where long days of sunshine are complemented by foggy mornings and Pacific breezes. Barrel Road’s winemaking team hand selects the best lots of red grapes from these regions.Learn More
2015 Bourbon Barrel Red Blend, California - 16.99
With bourbon-soaked barrels in their cellar, Barrel Road uses them for aging; bringing in warm spice and additional layers of complexity to their red blend. This wine is a deep, brilliant red and opaque. On the nose, notes of black cherry, molasses, and toast create a strong, inviting aroma. The palate is smooth, showing ripe notes of blackberry and plum, followed by toffee, maple syrup, and a hint of caramel on the finish. The finish is soft and long lasting.
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