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Crossing Vineyard’s Barrel Room boasts a state-of-the-art racking system, manufactured in France.

This “revolutionary” system allows labor saving, quality enhancing features winemakers in the past could only have dreamed about. Barrels can be cleaned and rotated in place, and fermentation can be managed "sur lie." This increases contact time between the lees, or sediment, and the wine to add complexity and richness.

The authentic French Oak casks in Crossing Vineyards’ Barrel Room are used to age the Signature and Estate Series wines, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the 2002 vintage, and the 2003 Viognier, Riesling and Merlot.

American Oak aging enhances the flavor of wines in the Vintner’s Select Series, including Seyval Blanc and Chambourcin, as well Crossing Vineyard’s unique blend of French Hybrid and Vinifera grapes, Vintner’s Select Red.

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