2016 Kiepersol Bourbon Barrel Merlot
WINE TASTING NOTES
The story of each Kiepersol wine is a journey from the heart of the vineyard through carefully selected toasted oak wine barrels and ultimately the tables of our friends and families. Our Bourbon Barrel series travels beyond this tradition, surrounding our most outstanding wines with Jimmy’s Texas Bourbon heavily charred American oak barrels. Recycling these barrels has given us the chance to create a limited series of estate-grown wines charting a more masculine, smooth and subtly sweet path.
This Merlot is wine with rings of deep garnet and a nose of caramel giving a new sense of adventure to the Kiepersol portfolio. Toasted marshmallow, sandalwood and cherry highlight the palate of this bold, yet comfortable wine. The long and woodsy vanilla rounded finish, reminiscent of our Port, brings a cherished moment to the end of any day.