Barrel Head Cellars 2016 "The Trip" Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrelhead Wine Company is a tiny winery - a collaboration between Chris Corley (winemaker at his family winery Montecello Vineyards which he runs with his two brothers), and his wife Julianna, who started at Mondavi/Opus fifteen years ago in vineyard research and went on to work as a viticulturist for Williams Selyem, Hourglass Vineyards, and many other prestigious vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. Knowing the story behind the wine often points us in the right direction, and when you have this kind of talent and experience, things usually bode well. With their long-time connections in the Valley, they are able to source top-notch grapes for this labor of love project, and they opt to sell them for incredibly reasonable prices.
As you pour The Trip Cab, look forward to a deep ruby color and vibrant bramble berry aromas. The succulent palate offers blackberry, black cherry, and black currant flavors, plus subtle spice notes.