The Thornhill Companies is pleased to announce the nationwide launch of its newest wine brand, Barrel Burner, offering quality, oak-influenced Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon at an approachable price point.
Barrel Burner Wines are sourced from several esteemed vineyards in California's Paso Robles AVA, a region widely recognized as one of the top wine regions in the United States. Its location just six miles from the Pacific Ocean provides an ideal terroir for Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, where calcareous soils and a large diurnal shift in the day to night temperatures create superb conditions for growing quality grapes. Focused on sourcing fruit from two distinct areas within the greater Paso Robles AVA – Paso Robles Estrella District and Paso Robles Highlands District – Barrel Burner wines strike the perfect balance between fruit and oak, showcasing the climate and terroir of the region while highlighting the appealing nuances imparted by toasted oak barrels.
Barrel Burner's wine program is led by Winemaker Clay Brock, a highly acclaimed winemaker, and 2010's Paso Winemaker of the Year. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, second-generation vintner Brock has a long history working with some of the most prestigious wineries on the Central Coast and brings a high level of experience and knowledge to his role at Barrel Burner.
Barrel Burner's 2016 vintage Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are powerful examples of wines from Paso Robles, seamlessly blending enticing terroir-driven aromas and flavors with classic oak-aging characteristics for wines that are alluring and complex. Priced between $15-$20, this innovative wine brand proves that approachability doesn't mean sacrificing on quality. Barrel Burner will be available at fine wine retailers by September 1st.
About The Thornhill Companies
The Thornhill Companies is the industry-leading umbrella brand of one of California's premier winegrowing families, the Miller Family, who have been farming California's Central Coast for five generations. The Thornhill Companies includes the prestigious Bien Nacido Estate vineyards and wines, J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry and Barrel Burner wines, French Camp Vineyard in Paso Robles and custom crush facilities Central Coast Wine Services and Paso Robles Wine Services. For more information, visit www.thornhillcompanies.com.
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