Introduced by decadent aromas of mocha, molasses and sweet honey graham cracker, our 2015 Barrel Experiment is lush and captivating.
Layers of Bing cherry, fresh black berries and ripe red raspberries are complemented by subtle notes of cocoa nibs and sweet tobacco. Bright and bold, this exceptional wine is delightful now and will continue to develop for the next ten years.
Peju winemaker Sara Fowler’s yearly barrel experiment is well known among her fellow winemakers in Napa Valley. For the 2015 vintage she chose to work with 33 different barrel toasting styles and 20 coopers, then shared this learning tool with her peers by offering a comparative tasting to determine the flavors and textures that come from each unique oak treatment. This wine is not only a unique expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, it is also an ode to the spirit of the Napa Valley. The vintners of Napa Valley see each other as partners working towards the same goal, and it is this collaborative spirit that makes the Valley so special.