Herzog Variations Oak is a special wine series that journeys beyond the variations of California wine country, and into the Battle of the Barrels. We start with North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon separated into two different types of oak barrels and see which one will come out on top. Oak barrels are a winemaker's spice rack, allowing them to vary the color, flavor, profile and texture of the wine.
American barrels are made from White Oak averaging 80 - 100 years old, and known for wide grains that quickly release bold, rich aromas and sweetness to the wine. We start with North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon-grown in well drained, red volcanic soil, then age it for 9 months in 100% new American oak barrels, enhancing tantalizing notes of fresh black plum and a creamy rich texture, finished with hints of butterscotch and toasted pecan.
Herzog Wine Cellars began in 1985 in Oxnard, California. It was the latest venture for the Herzog Family of Royal Wines. It has become renowned for the quality of its wine, under the winemaking leadership of Joe Hurliman. The visitor center has made it a tourist mecca as well.