The Stonehaus released our very first harvest from 2012 at an exclusive barrel tasting event!
The Stonehaus, located at the Westlake Village Inn, hosted an exclusive barrel tasting and blending party on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. We showcased our Estate Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah wine, before sending them out to be bottled so they can complete their aging process.
After an ideal growing season, we harvested the 1st Vintage of our estate grown, Malibu Coast AVA, grapes in late September 2012 at 24 & 1/2 brix, yielding 2 barrels of each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and 1 barrel of Syrah. After spending over 2 years in 50% new French Oak, these wines have matured resulting in ripe fruit, oak spices and soft tannins on the palate.
The event was hosted in the Tasting Room and was a great place to enjoy great wine and make new friends. Guests were able to mingle with the winemakers while nibbling on Executive Chef John Parker’s personal selection of cheeses, charcuterie, marinated olives and accoutrement from the West Coast region.
The whimsical décor featured unique touches, such as wine bottles used as vases to hold wildflowers, roses and mint garnish.
As anticipated, the event sold out to a very special group of guests and we’re looking forward to hosting the next one!