Barrel Head Cellars / Cabernet Sauvignon The Trip / 750mL
The Trip Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Lodi fruit. The wine saw 20 months in new and once-used French and Hungarian oak (Treuil, Trust, Radoux, and Saury cooperages).Â
In her travels to find a California wine that would over-deliver for its price, Lia Tolaini-Banville met with countless winemakers and tasted through a lot of uninspiring wine so that you wouldn't have to. Eventually she met with a winemaker who had deep ties to the Napa, Sonoma and Lodi growers he works with every day, and who allow him to hand select fruit in their vineyards every vintage. His understanding of those terroirs and the results that can be produced in blending them resulted in a fragrant wine with depth, balance and complexity. For the label, Lia chose to use the whimsical piece "The Golden Bridge" by artist Francis Kirk.Â
Grape varieties : Cabernet SauvignonÂ
Alcohol : 13.5%Â
Tasting notes : A classic style California Cabernet - with emphasis on cassis and blackberry aromas. The relatively low alcohol level keeps everything in balance while the juicy fruit flavors carry through on the palate with firm, ripe tannins.