Vin Du Lac Winery – Fall Barrel Tasting Event
COME IN TO VIN DU LAC WINERY AND GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO TASTE WINE SAMPLES FROM OUR BARRELS!
A weekend that has it all: great views, long conversations at the tasting counter, the smell of oak barrels wet with wine and wood smoke in the morning air. There’s a little bit of breathing room everywhere you go and everyone you meet has relaxed into post-harvest glee. Taste warming reds right from the barrel and linger over a sample of what could be a double-gold winner at future wine competitions.
Dry Lake Vineyard
New Puncheon Sample
This sample is more oaked than the final blend will be as it comes from new oak. It offers generous aromatics of baking spices, roasted hazlenuts and cream at the forefront. It’s generous and open with a lasting finish.
2014 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Stillwater Creek and Dineen Vineyards
This is the base blend for our top tier 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark and brooding with black currants and cherries, winter spices and black liquorice. This wine provides excellent framework on which to build our final 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
2014 100% Cabernet Franc
Upland, Bacchus and Dineen Vineyards
This is the base blend for our top tier 2014 Cabernet Franc. The wine opens with notes of star anise, red currants, vanilla and crushed herbs. The wine is savory with fine grained tannins and a lingering finish. We may not need to blend much into this wine to achieve our final 2014 Cabernet Franc blend.