With the popularity of bourbon barrel aged wines and beers trending, Chateau Diana one-ups the competition with the release of I AM, their premium Scotch barrel aged Sonoma County red wine.
This sumptuous mix of California Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel is masterfully blended then aged in actual Scottish whisky barrels.
I AM is a big, round red that carries deep black fruit aromas with undertones of cigar box, cedar wood, and anise. Its lush body intermingles the wine and Scotch with flavors of blackberries, plums, cigar box, and cassis. The Scotch tones lifts notes of rich charcoal, depositing hints of char, smoke, and a caramel chewiness.
The food pairings for this wine would fall into the same category as a big, bold merlot. Try it with baby back ribs, lamb chops, pulled pork, or as an accent to any other freshly grilled fare.
Aside from its fun novelty, this wine’s main allure is as a relaxing closer after a long day of work.
I Am Scotch Barrel Aged Red Blend is available locally at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, which offers you a huge selection and choice in new releases.