We have a new wine obsession that is fit for winter. Get on board with bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon for a classy, sip-able treat.
Thanks to the Robert Mondavi winery, we are diving headfirst into a new wine obsession. Part of their Private Selection, the 2014 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon is satisfying all of our winter wine cravings. While the Monterey County vineyards are located thousands of miles from the bourbon barrels of Kentucky, we are so happy they decided to bring the two together for three months of continued aging. Plus, for generally less than $15, you can sip on this quality bottle without breaking the bank.
So what does it taste like? Let’s start at the nose. With brown sugar and bourbon aromas right off the bat, you will know you have opened a bourbon barrel-aged wine. Its full body enters the mouth strong, but finishes on a more mellow and subdued note than we expected, think a high-quality bourbon finishing smooth on the tongue. In all, it’s a super well-balanced red that brings all the roasty, toasty coffee and spice notes we want on a cold night.
Pair with similarly smoked and earthy foods or even grilled dishes, if it’s not too cold to fire up the grill. Or, keep it simple and start a fire and just sit back and sip.