Cooperage trial tastings: which wine barrel producers make the cut
By Lisa Mattson
April 15, 2010
Twice a year our winemaking team spends several weeks conducting a series of blind tastings to assess the merits of each cooperage from which we source barrels. Although we only work with the finest coopers, we still believe it’s important to test their performance every year to ensure the quality and consistency of the oak meet our standards. Our Chardonnay cooperage tastings were just completed. We even had a special guest stop by from France.