O’Neill Vintners & Distillers have launched Exitus, a Kentucky bourbon-barrel aged California red blend.
The blend consists of zinfandel, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, and merlot.
Fermented in stainless steel and then aged for three months in Kentucky bourbon barrels, Exitus has a deep ruby color and aromas of blackberry compote, leather, and dusty dark chocolate, the company says. Bourbon barrel aging offers aromas of fire toasted oak, baking spice, caramel, and loose-leaf tobacco.
Exitus is now available nationwide.
The suggested retail price is $25.99 per 750-ml. bottle.