Barefoot Merlot is a luscious wine with alluring flavors of boysenberry and chocolate. Hints of anise and subtle tannins complement the decadent, silky finish.
Medals & Accolades:
GOLD Medal, 95 POINTS...California State Fair Wine Competition, Sacramento, CA
GOLD Medal...American Wine Society Commerical Wine Competition, State College, PA
GOLD Medal...Amenti del Vino - The Wine Society International Wine Competition, Mystic, CT
GOLD Medal...Atlanta International Wine Challenge, Atlanta, GA
GOLD Medal...Indy International Wine Competition, Lafayette, IN
GOLD Medal...Amenti del Vino Wine Competition, Mystic, CT
GOLD Medal...Tasters Guild Consumer (Wine Lovers) Wine Competition, Washington D.C.
|In 1965 most people were tinkering with cars in their garage. Davis Bynum was tinkering with wine. He created Barefoot Bynum Burgundy in that tiny room. But our spirited ways really began with our founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. In 1986, they took a sleepy label and gave it Sole. Both agreed it was time for a wine that didn’t take itself too seriously. So, Barefoot Cellars was created (Bonnie liked the name because it was easy to pronounce) and initially run out of their home. Some say the office was so small you had to go outside to change your mind.
Our founders began with two big varietals that were all about bringing the fun back. California Cabernet Sauvignon and California Sauvignon Blanc. Michael and Bonnie searched for the perfect image to represent their new wine. Finally, Bonnie just rolled out some paper, stepped on the biggest inkpad she could find and left her mark. It’s been on our label ever since.
Through the years, people have gone head over heels for our wine. Weve received some amazing recognition and professional awards. More importantly, weve made some amazing friends. We have a growing circle of Foot Fans who love to enjoy our wine and join us in giving back. Thats something worth toasting to. So come on and join in. Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time!
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points - 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge (Great Value) - Sappy red berries and candied orange peel marry well with hints of crushed violets, dark chocolate, and black pepper. Fine-grained tannins frame silky black berry fruits and mocha with tinges of sweet spice and herbs that linger on the tongue. (Jun 2018)