Exitus 2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has announced the 2017 vintage of Exitus, a Kentucky bourbon-barrel aged California red blend.

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.



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