This blend consists of 44% Merlot, 17% Zinfandel, 16% Syrah, 7% Petit Sirah, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Dolcetto, and was aged 10 months in 20% new oak (8% French, 4% American, and 8% Hungarian).
The 2017 Barrel Blend offers aromas of dark fruit and spice. The palate shows blackberry, cassis, black cherry, cedar and a touch of tamari. It has chewy tannins and plenty of structure and spice on the finish. 4,025 cases produced.