Roll out the Barrels – A good time had by all!February 22, 2012
Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than barrel tasting????? We had about 80 of our wonderful club members join us in the barrel room to taste through the barrels of 2008 Merlot and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Hard work but someone’s got to do it! There were roughly 10 barrels of each wine and the slight differences the barrels impart were VERY obvious. Whether it was Cabernet Sauvignon in a new French Oak barrel, Merlot in neutral oak, or a difference in yeast; the wine was delicious and we are looking forward to our upcoming releases.
With our club members’ help, we chose the top barrels to use in our 2008 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Reflections and 2008 Merlot. These wines are to be bottled in the next few months and available in the spring club shipment.
As always, Pat did some great appetizers and Paul was in rare form. Climbing up on barrels and letting everyone experience his passion for making wine and the direction Still Waters is heading. We feel the best is yet to come!!
Here are a few pictures of the afternoon: