The Art of Using Way Too Many Barrels
by Cyril Penn
Nov 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Winemakers often experiment with various types of oak barrels, blending wine aged in the barrels together so as to add flavor and complexity without overpowering the wine with oak. It's hardly a new concept: Yet Rosenblum Cellars winemaker Jeff Cohn has taken experimentation with oak barrels to a new level--some might say he has taken his enthusiasm for barrels to an extreme. "It got out of hand and I never looked back," said Cohn.He selects barrels from more than 40 cooperages while making 53 d...
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