No. 209 Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Reserve Gin
As an homage to our winemaking roots we age our flagship No. 209 Gin in used wine barrels from our sister winery Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley. We hand-select French oak barrels that once housed the Rudd Oakville Estate Red, a Bordeaux-style red blend, and age our flagship No. 209 Gin for approximately 6 months. Each barrel is tasted frequently to track the progression of the spirit and to understand the flavor nuances of the individual barrels. This is a truly unique spirit that transcends gin with a combination of characteristics more often found in bourbon, cognac and even rum.
• 95 pts: “Copper color; toasted strawberry nose; smooth, spicy and toasted with cassis and berry fruit; earthy, long and complex, mushroomy.” –Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel