March 12, 2010 | by Rob Davis

Our recent post about the new barrel inspection process discussed the pristine barrels French and American cooperages deliver to our cellar door every winter. But only one-third of our Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in new oak barrels each vintage, so used wine barrels play a critical role in our winemaking philosophy. Barrels raise our wine for 2-3 years of their life cycle before being sold to other wineries. The annual transition each February and March of moving one third of our used wine barrels to prepare them for sale—and to make room for new oak barrels—is profiled in this video.

Watch Used Wine Barrels Video Above