Bourbon barrel aged wines have exploded in popularity alongside bourbon. We’re happy to offer three different takes on this up and coming style. These wines are aged in traditional oak and then finished for several months in used bourbon barrels to add complexity without the sweet bourbon notes overwhelming the wine.  

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine

 

Barrel Road Bourbon Barrel Aged Red

On the nose, notes of black cherry, molasses, and toasted oak. The palate highlights ripe notes of blackberry and plum, followed by toffee, maple syrup, and a hint of caramel oak. The finish is soft and long lasting.  

1000 Stories Zinfandel

This wine is a blend of Zinfandel grapes from Mendocino and Sonoma counties with some Syrah and Petite Sirah blended in as well for added depth. Red and black fruits on the nose with pepper notes coming in on the palate. The wine is then rounded out with a layer of smoky oak from the bourbon barrel aging.  

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

The base is Cabernet Sauvignon from Monterey County with added Malbec, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. The nose opens with dark fruits, red berries and brown sugar. More bourbon aging is evident in the background with notes of coffee, chocolate and a whiff of smoke. Soft tannins and toasted oak balance out the palate and give a long finish.   Check out the Whiskey Hotline for updates on new whiskey, tastings, sales and more!