So the other night I was looking for something different. I was not in the mood for a “Cab” or “Merlot” and I was hoping to drink a blend of some type. As I was pulling bottles I came across the 2009 Barrel Chaser Red Wine.
The color depth was deep with a nice Garnet hue. There was no noticeable sediment in my glass or the bottle.
Moderate but the fruit smelled young. I mostly noted Red fruit (not one stuck out), light Oak and Caramel.
The Barrel Chaser is a medium bodied Red wine. It was slightly dry and the acidity was good. The tannins were medium and could be felt on the rough of my mouth. The red wine was very flavorful with a long finish. The wine tasted a little earthy with a little bit of oak.
The blend was 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Syrah, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
I think I should have used the VINOAIR to help open up the wine. The two prominent varietals should have given me more.
I rated the 2009 Red Wine Barrel Chaser two glasses. For the price paid for the 2009 Barrel Chaser Red Wine ($40), I felt it should have rated higher!
In Vino Veritas!