Protest Sonoma County 2013 Review & Wine Tasting Notes: Red Blend Aged in Whiskey Barrels:
Protest 2013 Tasting Notes:
This wine is unique, and it is truly something different as the aging of this red wine is made exclusively in Rye Whiskey barrels, which you’re aware it’s definitely not a usual technique.
The winery also claims that not only that but their barrels are much more unique and flavorful in profile.
Regardless, we have to admit that the Rye whiskey is definitely a subtle addiction in terms of flavor, thanks to the way it melds and gives the Protest wine a silky and dense flavor with hints of fresh leaf tobacco and a pinch of cigar box scent.
The aroma is warm and yet chewy, it is also reminiscent of bacon or fatty tones, with black raspberry highlights.
All in all, this is a rock-solid wine and a safe choice that is sure to intrigue your guests with its individuality and unique character.
The Wine’s Origins:
The harvest for this wine came from Sonoma County, specifically Dry Creek Valley – California.
Its Syrah blend is completed with 4% Zinfandel and 7% Malbec.
Its Alcohol volume is not shy and sits at 15.2%. It is limited production and from a family owned small-production winery named Chateau Diana.
Chateau Diana Winery: About The Producers
The Winery was founded in 1981, so it is quite recent.
Its founders were Diane and Tom Manning and through these decades the brand was developed through several locations until the year of 1983 where they bought the LeBaron Ranch in Dry Creek Valley.
The family continues to own the property and the winery, and the founders’ sons are keeping up with the tradition, with some modern twists.