2009 Barrouge
The 2009 Barrouge is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petite Verdot. It has a wonderful black sour cherry element with hints of sweet vanilla and cocoa. The palate is loaded with dark fruits such as black currents and hints of plum. The wine finishes with soft elegant tannins and touches of roasted almonds derived from the French oak.
$45.00/BTL  Bordeaux Blend  389cases  Estate Grown
Wine Advocate 90 points
Barlow’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrouge flows from the glass with notable silkiness and depth. Raspberry jam, super-ripe red fruit, sweet spices and tobacco all meld together in this supple, engaging wine. The best qualities of the 2009 vintage come through in spades. The 2009 is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition~SILVER

2009 Barrouge Vintage Notes

 

2008 Barrouge
The 2008 Barrouge is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petite Verdot from our Estate Vineyards. It has a ruby garnet color with aromas highlighted by hints of French vanilla that are followed by engaging blue berries and black currants. The palate is soft and concentrated, filled with luscious cherry and blackberry jam. While the tannins are moderate, the supple texture of the Merlot highlights the fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon, thus providing a lengthy finish. This wine truly captures the essence of Barlow Vineyards.
$45.00/BTL Bordeaux Blend 224cases Estate Grown
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition~Double Gold

2008 Barrouge Vintage Notes

 
2007 Barrouge

The 2007 Barrouge is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The 2007 finishes with soft elegant tannins and touches of roasted almonds that come from the 22 months in French oak. A softer wine, it reveals chocolate, black cherries, and black currants, a lush texture, elegance with substance, and a nicely textured finish. It should drink well for 7-10 years.
$45.00/BTL Bordeaux Blend 371 cases Estate Grown
Robert Parker 90 points

2007 Barrouge Vintage Notes

 
2006 Barrouge

The 2006 Barrouge (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc) offers up notes of smoked herbs, damp earth, tar, sweet cherries, and plums. Medium-bodied and elegant with some of the vintage’s tell-tale tannins, it offers good flesh as well as an alluring appeal. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
$45.00/BTL Bordeaux Blend 395cases Estate Grown
Robert Parker review 88 points
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition~GOLD

2005 Barrouge

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Verdot, the out standing 2005 Barrouge boasts a fascinating array of aromas including ripe black fig, blackberry, cassis and mocha. The wine possesses a deep ruby/purple color, in addition the richly textured palate brings intense black fruit flavors and notes of vanilla, black currants, espresso roast and chocolate tones. Firmly structured and packed with layers of luxurious flavor, the wine features round tongue-coating tannins to provide a long savory finish.
$45.00/BTL Bordeaux Blend 410cases Estate Grown
Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine 91 Points Two Puffs
Wine News Magazine 91 Points
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition~SILVER