I’ve been waiting a full year for this…. 2009 Barrel Chaser Released

This is one of those secret gems I’m always talking about.  This is one the first cult wines we carried, and subsequently one of our favorites.  Second label of Beau Vigne, I discovered it last year on recommendation when I was trying to find another wine similar to Dave Phinney’s the Prisoner.

The blend changes every year.  I think this year is mainly Cab and Syrah?  Doesn’t matter, it’s just really good.  Wasn’t expecting much out of this vintage especially following 2007 (they skipped 2008 due to low yields) which received those ridiculous ratings as a vintage.  I guess this is another wine that goes to show you vintage to vintage doesn’t matter as much when you are dealing with a high class producer.

Call this wine whatever you want, storm chaser, tornado crusher, grape stomper, Barrel Chaser just plain rocks.


About Al Fialkovich

Partner and head wine buyer of Decanted Wines in Naples, Florida. Offers brutally honest wine reviews.

Posted on May 19, 2011, in Wine and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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