Our latest addition to the portfolio, Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot blends the traditional craftsmanship of California winemaking with the exotic tradition of dark rum barrel aging. This results in an incredibly bold and unique sensory expression. Following in the footsteps of our Bourbon Barrel-Aged wines, a portion of this Monterey County Merlot is aged in used Rum barrels. These used barrels impart complex nuances of molasses and toasted coconut.
Ruby red in color, our Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot fills the glass with rich aromas of molasses, maple, and black plum. Well balanced flavors of jammy plum and blackberries with toasted coconut, baking spices and rich vanilla lead to a long, lush finish.
2017 Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot – GOLD, Denver International Wine Competition 2019