The wine fermented in American stainless steel, and then aged for three months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Exitus is a blend of zinfandel, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon. This produces a ruby color with aromas of black berry 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.
20,000 cases are available of Exitus, which is 15.9% ABV.
The suggested retail price is $25 per 750-ml. bottle.