BRYTER Estates

Barrel Selection

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford
Release Date October 2018
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed George III vineyard in Rutherford
  • Aged in 100% new Seguin Moreau's Icone French oak barrels
  • Complex and luscious with silky tannins, concentrated flavors of black currant and cherry

Kari Auringer

Kari Auringer, Winemaker

Kari describes herself as a hands-on winemaker and has expertise in all aspects of the process from vineyard to bottle. Her style is all about rolling up her sleeves and staying intimately involved with every step of the intricate process, from vineyard sourcing and hands-on berry sorting to the myriad details of winemaking, sensory analysis and the infinitely nuanced art and science of blending. If she is not tasting barrel samples in the winery, she is probably out kicking the dirt in a vineyard.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
10-15 years
Education
Napa Valley College, Enology Program.

Kari spent six years working with vintner-consultant, Celia Welch, who is responsible for some of the most impressive wine from Napa Valley: Scarecrow, Lindstrom, Hollywood & Vine, Keever, Kelly Fleming, Jim Barbour and Corra.

As a consulting winemaker for boutique estate programs, she has spent the last decade crafting ultra-premium wines from some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Along with BRYTER Estates, Kari also is the consulting winemaker for Napa-based Silver Trident Winery, and Cornerstone Cellars.