Q: What do you get when an accountant marries a salesman and they have two children who grow up to be 1) a geologist and 2) a botanist?
A: Barlow Vineyards!
This tiny Napa Valley property came about when salesperson Barr and his accountant/financial manager wife Ann decided to buy a vineyard in Calistoga. They made some wine, intended just for family, but their winemaker suggested they try to sell it. To their surprise, it was a BIG hit. Moving forward a few years, children Zach and Alyssa join the team, and a cult Napa Cabernet was born.
BAAZ (for Barr, Ann, Alyssa, and Zach) is a project aiming to make classic Napa Valley wines at a more affordable price. And even at its original retail, BAAZ delivers. Predominantly Cabernet, but with a little Petit Verdot for structure and Cab Franc for aroma, it's overflowing with big, plush black cherry, blackberry, and cassis fruit. Accents of dark chocolate, licorice, and vanilla. Sweet and toasty French oak. Smooth, velvety tannins.
Mmm....the only flaw is the limited supply.
Online special available for pickup in-store after noon today. Special available until Sunday, June 24, or until we run out of wine. To purchase, just click on the Specials tab, above.